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Project by oicurn2it2 posted 2034 days ago 2756 views 9 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well having sucumbed once again to the inspirational forces found here amunst you guys ,......

ive something to show you finally after all the fantastic work benches ive witnessed here what ive come up with , it measures 50”x30”x36” made of red oak(montana cut(for the base) and recycled barn wood of which i spent the better part of the summer dismantling but back to the bench …lets see oh yea the top is ripped to 2.5” turned up on end and glued up to sand to 2.25” bench dogs folling the long edge over laped opposite the flush face to mate with the {hold on to yor hat } hand cut 2 & 5/8” od twin screws vise !

no joke i made the tap

(for the internal threads ,then used that to form the screwbox

fitted with a hand filled cutter

to shear cut the external treads of the screws ,plan to see the up coming blog detailing the whole process , the base has 3.5 “legs with the skirts mortised in 2.75”

and double pegged with 1/2” dowles thru & thru the shelf on bottom was dadoed in to the bottom skirtso that was the only fastener there

unfortunatly i broke weak and used 8 4” screws to mount the top but tried to compensate with wedging the cover plugs

all this humbly submitted for your scrutiny

-- "when you think youre going to slow, slow down just a little bit more" .... Pop's





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 2034 days ago

Scrutiny? This is awesome and very informative. Thanks for posting!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2034 days ago

This is one good looking and husky workhorse!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 2034 days ago

Fantastic job and the size would be great for my small shop as well : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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jm82435

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#4 posted 2034 days ago

very nice and with old school clout.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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raz0rr0b

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#5 posted 2034 days ago

Rock and Roll man! I would eat lunch on that thing.

-- Rob

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Christopher

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#6 posted 2034 days ago

When can I pick it up?

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dustynewt

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#7 posted 2034 days ago

Fine bench, my brother. I am astounded by your work and method.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyNewt

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mrsawdust

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#8 posted 2034 days ago

in a word ” awesome ” ........

-- mrsawdust, pittsburgh,pa.

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 2034 days ago

Beautiful job! Tanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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loosejoints

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#10 posted 2034 days ago

Wow, Impressive. But I have one question. What is “Montana Cut”?

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 2034 days ago

as always a beautiful piece of work. I like the vises very much.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Richforever

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#12 posted 2034 days ago

Well beyond the average bench. Awesome! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Mark Shymanski

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#13 posted 2034 days ago

Incredible, the wooden screws are really something.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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woodyone

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#14 posted 2033 days ago

Wow, Great job the wooden vice is incredible.

Woody.

-- Woody, UK

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jockmike2

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#15 posted 2033 days ago

Very impressive oicurn, masterful job. I really like the bench. I’m making me a new one because I can’t keep the other one clean.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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