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Work bench smack down

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After a comment on my bench about a bench off, I thought its a great idea. There all the threads about planes, braces, powertools of your dreams, etc. How about it on benches.
Pic of your bench or one you are going to buy or build and Why its best. The topic should provide some info for the woodworking getting ready to build or buy as well as give us a place to gloat.
Plus even though I'm not building another bench, I still love looking at others.

I haven't been on in a while but I just seen a pm when i got on today. It appears the tag "smackdown" is being added to the benches shown here, so you can click here and see em all.
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That looks awesome Mauricio.
Thanks Brandon & Scotty! Cant wait to tap the leg and see how it fits.
Have you tapped a piece of scrap first to see how it fits?
Well I could, but the guide that cuts the threads is basically the same nut that I would cut into the leg. It fits a little lose in that now but the advantage of having the screw made first is that I can then custom cut the nut/leg to fit the screw as lose or as tight as I want.
Well what are you waiting for then?
Thanks guys, I'm actually a little more excited about making a wooden screw than I am about the workbench. The screw has been the most difficult thing about the whole build.

Dont get me wrong, I cant wait to have this bench finished. Being done with the screw will get me much closer.
Andy, I just have to make and attach the hub for this screw, then I'll tap it. ;-)
Mauricio, you're becoming a master. It's gorgeous.
I wouldn't go that far Al but thanks! I only showed the good parts in that pic. ;-)

I'm about to go out to the shop to finish tapping the benchleg. I'm about half way through.
Master Mauricio

no doubt about it, good call Al

Out of curiosity, how many attempts did it take to get that result?
Here is a bench I made out of metal and hardwood. I like it because it's extremely rigid andthe top of the storage cabinet below the work surface holds many often-used tools. Here is the link to the pics
I'd love to have that storage capacity. How tall is the bench? It looks like a great power tool bench.

mbs's bench….........

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I love newegg and have done a lot of business with them. Say Jenni, do they stock Stanley #112 scraper planes?
I tapped the leg of my bench, the screw doesnt fit, I'm crushed…. I have some thinking to do….
mbs, thats a really nice bench, the black steel and wood look great together.
Maurico, did I read that right the screw doesn't fit the treads you tapped in the leg? Say it isn't so! Is the hole too small? You can most likely fix that. What really happened. Fill in some details please.
Yeh Maur, what happened? Too big, too small, wrong thread pitch?
+1 on NewEgg and I love the storage on that bench. It's bigger than my shop, though. One can dream.
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