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  1. #1
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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    Let me be the first to say, Very Nice!
    I'm sure it will be a joy to work on.

    Mark F

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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    You made it to nice to work on very nice job. :7
    Days without wood working aren't worth getting up for.
    Glenmore

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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    Go to all that trouble to build a handtool bench and then you go and clamp a tailed tool DT jig to it. :P

    Great job!

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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    One of these days,,but you stole my dream bench,,Great job..What wood did you use? Carl

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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    Thanks for the kind words. Like every project, I learned a bunch and of course, I see every little ooops.

    I made the frame the slab from reclaimed old-growth douglas fir (40-100 rings/inch) that I got from a rice mill that was being torn down. I used Brazilian Cherry (Jotoba) for the vice faces and end-caps. I also used some ash for the top of the end vice (I ran out of the B-cherry).

    I'm not sure the pictures really show the size: it's a full 84" long, 27" wide, and 38" tall. The slab is 2 1/2" thick. It weights over 200lbs all total. I finished it with 3 coats of tung oil. I may decided not to put on poly, but I'm still considering it.

    I got both the vises at WoodCraft. I really like having the tail vise now. I use it all the time. I'm using the round "Bench Pups" from Veritas and they work great.

    The dovetail jig is to make the drawers for the cabinets (on the right side of the first picture). The cabinets will have 11 drawers plus a slide out tray for my mortiser. This was my first big job with the Dovetail jig and I must say that I don't really like it. If I do much more of this, I will need to look into some other jigs.

    Jim

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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    Looks awesome! What kind of wood? You can be proud of the feat, and know it will provide years of service.....maybe to multiple generations...

    Regards,
    Scott

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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    Looking awfully gooooooooooooooood!!!!!


    Dickie
    A joker in the deck of life


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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    You know, when my wife finally saw it all finished, she said she thinks we can seat at least 8 people around it next Thanksgiving ;-)

    Now I really need to build something for her...

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    RE: New Workbench Pictures

    We're not worthy

    We're not worthy


    Miguel

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    New Workbench Pictures

    I've almost finished my new workbench. Only thing I have left to do is to add in the ramps in the tool tray. It's based on these plans: http://www.terraclavis.com/bws/benchu.htm

    I don't have a bandsaw so the large dovetails were difficult. Any, I only put a single screw front vise on.



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