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Project by oicurn2it2 posted 09-28-2008 03:30 AM 3095 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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#1 posted 09-28-2008 03:34 AM

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

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 09-28-2008 04:04 AM

This is one good looking and husky workhorse!

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2008 04:04 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 09-28-2008 04:05 AM

very nice and with old school clout.

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

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#5 posted 09-28-2008 04:17 AM

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

-- Rob

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#6 posted 09-28-2008 04:27 AM

When can I pick it up?

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#7 posted 09-28-2008 04:38 AM

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

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#8 posted 09-28-2008 04:41 AM

in a word ” awesome ” ........

-- mrsawdust, pittsburgh,pa.

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#9 posted 09-28-2008 05:17 AM

Beautiful job! Tanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 09-28-2008 05:28 AM

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

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 09-28-2008 06:02 AM

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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#12 posted 09-28-2008 06:14 AM

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

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Mark Shymanski

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#13 posted 09-28-2008 06:21 AM

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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#14 posted 09-28-2008 10:42 AM

Wow, Great job the wooden vice is incredible.


-- Woody, UK

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#15 posted 09-28-2008 11:41 AM

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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