Workbench #7: On own legs

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Blog entry by yuri posted 03-28-2011 04:16 AM 4115 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Finishing The Base Part 7 of Workbench series Part 8: Vise rehab »

Once my bench still lying on a floor, I decided to finish front vise installation. It is easier to work from there. I wanted to make meaty surrounding around the vise. Preparing first board

Glue it to the bench

That portion is done

Now work on a second layer, it si little bit trickier

And last layer

Try, how it fits

Wood piece for front jaw

Once holes are done

Next day I called my friend, who is neighbor too, and asked him to help me with final assembly and putting the bench on his own legs. We were busy and I completely forgot to take pictures. What we got so far.

Next is picture gallery of my bench from different views

During the photo session ;-) my daughter came in to see. The weather were good, she told that the bench is good and she just found it’s new usage. ;-)

and more pictures.

Screw installed in my tail wagon vise. Works well

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#1 posted 03-28-2011 04:40 AM

Great work bench! I have an old Wilton vice that I have been meaning to create a work bench for. I have been looking for a construction site with a load of old studs that are being thrown out. I will probably add some locking casters to mine so I can drag it out in the driveway to work.
Cheers! Mark

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#2 posted 03-28-2011 06:09 PM

Some fine work here!
This is a really great pictorial documentation of your bench project. It is quite inspiring and makes me want to do the same. Maybe in a few years, after a bit of study and making more space.
I like that you used hand planes to do some of the grunt work. Your garage workshop is similar to mine with bikes and ladders and the like hanging around….I have more kids toys and sports gear than tools in mine.
Great job!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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CrossGrain (Josh)

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 03:53 PM

WooHoo! Great looking bench. Nice work Yuri, and excellent pictorial documentation of the process!

-- Josh, Virginia ,

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 05:12 PM

Yuri, that’s a fine bench. It should do everything that you need it to do. Good job.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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