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Project by Thorreain posted 11-27-2014 03:17 PM 7816 views 40 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is my workbench. It is made from hard maple, top, red oak legs, and yellow birch stretchers. The bottom shelf is laminated birch plywood 2” thick. The stretchers are 2-1/4” x 6-1/2”. The legs are 5-1/2” square. The top is 3-3/4” thick. It’s dimensions are 96” long, 24” wide, and 37” tall. It has four vises. It has an inside corner to use while hammering or punching supported in a corner.

The square holes in the centre row are for a plane block stop, or clamps., ,

All the vises are trimmed in Purple Heart.
The leg Vise is from LV and is 5-1/2” x 4” laminated birch and maple, it also has a crisscross.
It has a crochet crook mounted just to the left of it
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The wagon / tail Vise is from LV, and the Chanel is only on the top so waste may fall freely.
It also comes apart for cleaning.
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The face Vise mounted on the end in the corner is from LV.
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The QR cabinetmakers Vise is a 7”General.
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The bench has 2 lengths of battens that can be used to secure wood on one plane. ,

The deadman is made from yellow pine.
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All the dogs are made from maple dowels and have 5 degree notches on the tops. It took around 100 hours to complete. It has a number of ways to secure wood to it including battens. It weighs over 400 pounds. Thank you for looking at my workbench. I welcome any comments suggestions or humor!

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?





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RogerBean

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#1 posted 11-27-2014 04:05 PM

Great bench. Well planned and executed. My compliments.
Roger

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

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Mark

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#2 posted 11-27-2014 04:20 PM

Damn! That’s one hellofanice bench. Well done.

-- Mark

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Andre

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#3 posted 11-27-2014 04:40 PM

WOW!!! Great Bench. Thanks for the extra inspiration and more ideas to incorporate into my bench!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 11-27-2014 05:14 PM

That is a super workbench. You certainly have accommodated every option for clamping and holding you work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Troy Cleckler

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#5 posted 11-27-2014 05:44 PM

Great looking bench. Got to get started on mine soon. Could you give me a little more info on wagon vise? Maybe a pic from bottom side? I’ve got the same screw that Im planning on using and getting all the ideas I can.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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calisdad

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#6 posted 11-27-2014 05:45 PM

You win ! That has to be one of the nicest most user friendly effective bench’s I’ve seen. Sorry but I will have to call the vice squad on you though. ;-)

Sweet !

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Thorreain

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#7 posted 11-27-2014 08:09 PM


That is a super workbench. You certainly have accommodated every option for clamping and holding you work.

- Woodbridge


Great looking bench. Got to get started on mine soon. Could you give me a little more info on wagon vise? Maybe a pic from bottom side? I ve got the same screw that Im planning on using and getting all the ideas I can.

- Troy Cleckler


Sure thing Troy.
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-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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Thorreain

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#8 posted 11-27-2014 08:16 PM

I have a few of creating the Vise I just found.,
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-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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Thorreain

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#9 posted 11-27-2014 08:21 PM

Without any instructions this is what I came up with. The chop / wagon is removable in case something gets spilled on the Vise. It took a lot of measuring. In the end, it came out working very well.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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Scott Landry

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#10 posted 11-27-2014 08:24 PM

super nice bench. Can’t have too many vices!

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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siavosh

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#11 posted 11-27-2014 08:54 PM

The end-all, be-all of all clamping solutions. Nice work!

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Ub1chris

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#12 posted 11-27-2014 09:21 PM

I cant think right off how I would use an inside corner, but I think its a good idea. I like that its a little different than most other benches.

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bushmaster

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#13 posted 11-27-2014 11:00 PM

all i can say is WOW. I has me speach less

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Tedstor

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#14 posted 11-28-2014 04:12 AM

Meh…...needs more vises.
Just kidding…....nice bench. Looks beefy. Last bench you’ll ever have to build.

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Rick

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#15 posted 11-28-2014 04:23 AM

Very nice indeed! Well done! Thanks for Posting.

Rick

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