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Project by oltexasboy1 posted 11-15-2014 04:57 PM 1972 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok , here it is , the before and after. That is my old bench it is sitting on and the reason I needed a new bench.
My new project is sitting on the end ,a gumball machine for my grandson for xmas. I do love that leg vise W/ the big wood screw,looks cool and works better than anything I have ever had at holding material.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"





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BCDesign

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#1 posted 11-15-2014 05:10 PM

Awesome bench the joint holding the le to the table top looks real nice!

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oltexasboy1

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#2 posted 11-15-2014 05:21 PM

By the way that is my entire work area that you are seeing, that’s why everything I own is on wheels, except my new bench.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 11-15-2014 05:23 PM

Looks like it should serve you well.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#4 posted 11-15-2014 05:36 PM

Stout and durable is a winning combo, congrats!

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shipwright

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#5 posted 11-15-2014 07:42 PM

Great looking bench. I like the big wood screw as well. Glad to hear it works as well as it looks.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 11-15-2014 09:25 PM

Nice work! That vise looks very interesting, is the screw offset from center?

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#7 posted 11-16-2014 04:26 AM

Nice. What are the materials? Where did the vise come from (is it home-made)?

-- Rob, Ontario

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#8 posted 11-16-2014 06:03 AM

That is a great looking workbench and though your workspace is small you seem to have it very well organized. Heck, if you had a bigger work area you would just have to spend more money to fill it up with tools anyway. (-;

Thanks for sharing your creation -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 11-16-2014 11:03 AM



By the way that is my entire work area that you are seeing, that s why everything I own is on wheels, except my new bench.

- oltexasboy1

And I thought, I was the only one playing sokoban all the time in my small shop. :D

Great new workbench! I am sure, it will serve you well for many years.

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oltexasboy1

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#10 posted 11-16-2014 05:23 PM



Nice work! That vise looks very interesting, is the screw offset from center?

- CharlieK


yes it is as a matter of a fact , and that allows me to put a dog hole in the vise chop, closer to the front edge of the bench. I got that vise from a guy in Cali that retrieved it from a cancelled wood shop class. It is an old Wilton W/ a built in center dog. I have yet to drill the second line of dog holes that are closer to the front .I am waiting to work on it awhile before I put too many holes in it. Since this is my first “real” bench I want to see how the work goes before making too many mods to it. BTW thanks for all the encouraging comments.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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oltexasboy1

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#11 posted 11-16-2014 05:53 PM



Nice. What are the materials? Where did the vise come from (is it home-made)?

- PioneerRob


The whole bench is made of home center pine, planed and jointed together. The leg vise, has a Lake Erie screw and the chop is made from a 20 year old piece of trailer floor, ( white oak) that I had salvaged while I was working as a truck mechanic.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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oltexasboy1

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#12 posted 11-16-2014 05:57 PM



That is a great looking workbench and though your workspace is small you seem to have it very well organized. Heck, if you had a bigger work area you would just have to spend more money to fill it up with tools anyway. (-;

Thanks for sharing your creation -

- Northwest29


One of the advantages of a small shop is that you must stay organized, and don’t tell my wife but I spent a ton on some old/new Stanley planes for my yet to be done projects, on ebay. But in my defense I did get some really good deals on some of it.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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Ty Sullivan

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#13 posted 11-16-2014 11:52 PM


SOLID workbench and the wood screw is a new one on me as well as; the tool that is circled in the image I’m attaching. Do you have more info on that handtool?

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oltexasboy1

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#14 posted 11-17-2014 03:40 PM




SOLID workbench and the wood screw is a new one on me as well as; the tool that is circled in the image I m attaching. Do you have more info on that handtool?

- Ty Sullivan

That is an adjustable basin wrench. It is a Rigid product. It is used to tighten the big nuts under the drain tube on sinks and hand basins. I guess the benefit of having come up poor ,is that I have learned to do plumbing as well as carpentry work over the years. You can get one at Home Depot or Lowes.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#15 posted 01-01-2015 08:11 PM

A mighty fine build. You’ll have plenty o fun with that bench.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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