Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench #4: Into the beyond...

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Blog entry by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw posted 830 days ago 3628 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: A look under her skirt.... Part 4 of Heavily modified Paul Sellers workbench series Part 5: Ch Changes, turn and face the VISE »

I’ve been “done” with this project for nearly two weeks at this point, but I feel I should close this out.

Along with the bench, I felt the need to showcase some of my favorite tools.

I plan to update this blog with some of the uses for the gap that I can come up with…

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#1 posted 830 days ago

Very nice Lucas. I can’t wait to come over and see it in person. You have worked hard to get it done, I know your proud. Nice job!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#2 posted 830 days ago

Nice job, looks good.

You are welcome to come to my shop & build one for me. PLEASE!!! I’ll get the beer & Brandy!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 830 days ago

look solid to me. nice bench.very well built.nice hand tools got learn them one day or it maybe years in the learning curve for me .that looks like it not going to budge a bit.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 830 days ago

Well done lucas, nice bench.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 830 days ago

Nice! It’s also the very first time I have ever seen someone hang hand planes on the wall with a magnet strip!

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#6 posted 830 days ago

Looks good Lucas, Make Dave keep his hands in his pocket if he comes over there. You’ll have wood curls all over that clean bench…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 830 days ago

Now that is one fine bench. It looks solid enough for anything you wish to do on it.
As for the pieces for the middle gap, I think you must make a coffee cup holder in it. That is a must.


#8 posted 830 days ago

Magnet strips have drawbacks…... especially when sharpening. All the metal shavings stick to the bur…....

Thanks guys for all the comments. I hope to post this as a finished project soon. The bench needs another coat of BLO and some accessories….

I hope to build some more proper saw, plane and accessory holders. HMMM maybe I’ll build a tool box….... in my own fashion. Over complicated and AWESOME!!!!!!

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#9 posted 112 days ago

Sorry for bringing up an Old post like this but, I have been following many blogs and your Paul Sellers Bench really caught my eye. I have watched his series on bench building many times and was wondering if you would add a Tail Vise and bench dogs if you were to make another bench or if this bench suits all your needs. I am planning on tackling my first bench this spring (Still 4 foot Snow Banks where I live) finally arrives and was hoping for some feedback. Thanks so much.


-- Boilermaker By Trade, Woodworker By Love.

#10 posted 110 days ago

Paul demonstrates using a large clamp for a “horizontal” vise. It works pretty well. I love my bench, but I have redone it a little bit. I’ll try and post some pictures here, but feel free to PM me for more info.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#11 posted 110 days ago

Finally getting my butt in gear and building myself a bench.
I liked the split design like yours because I want a wide bench and the void in the middle will allow to to clamp things easier.
Each side of mine is going to be 12 inches x five feet and five inches thick.


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