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Project by Duckster posted 09-27-2014 11:14 PM 1978 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have progress of this table on my Workshop page but I was so proud of the table, I wanted to put it up as a completed project today.
I made the 2×4 base of 60”x 30. ” out of fir. I had a lot of red and white oak barn wood that was 1 1/4” thick. I straighten it and planed it down to 7/8”. I then glued up the top and sides with the oak.
I then, after a two week wait, mounted my Groz vice. I had some red oak 2×6s and I used it for the inside of the vise. After drilling my 3/4” holes for my bench dogs, I installed the aluminum track on the opposite end of the vise.
I sanded down with 400 grit sandpaper and I put the first coat of Tung Oil on last night and today I sanded it with the 400 grit paper, lightly and put the second coat on it today.
I really just want to put it over in the corner and look at it, but I’ll put some scares on it tomorrow.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus





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Dave Peura

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 02:21 AM

I’m sure many projects will be created on your workbench. It looks great. I made my first bench 5 years ago and it has many scars, but with each scar is a great memory.

-- Dave Peura

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Grumpymike

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 05:51 PM

Great work table / bench … but I usually make mine so that they are parallel to the floor instead of the wall.(yuck yuck)
That oak top will do for the next four generations … great job on this essential tool.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Duckster

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 06:01 PM

Thanks. I don’t know why the pictures flip when I upload the pictures

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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timbertailor

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 06:46 PM

Congratulations on your new table.

I am sure you will get years of use out of it.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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bluekingfisher

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#5 posted 09-29-2014 09:49 AM

Don’t get too precious about the table, it has to earn its keep. A few scars and dinks will show its worth.

Enjoy it.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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widdle

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#6 posted 10-02-2014 03:42 AM

well done..

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Belg1960

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#7 posted 01-24-2016 11:38 AM

Duckster, you posted in this thread http://lumberjocks.com/projects/97384 and I was wondering could you show the addition you made for your vise?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Duckster

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#8 posted 01-27-2016 02:31 PM

Beig1960,
I just had shoulder surgery. When I get back into the shop, I will send you a picture.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Belg1960

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#9 posted 02-09-2016 11:31 AM

Duckster I would really appreciate that.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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Duckster

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#10 posted 02-12-2016 03:08 AM

Beig,
Here is my vise. You can add the price to yours by welding or bolting the bracket

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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Belg1960

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#11 posted 02-13-2016 01:07 AM

Thanks Duckster I have a vise that has this attachment already build in. Mine doesn’t have a way to hold it but I could probable drill and tap the little block.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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