Workbench Final Touches

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Project by Bill Akins posted 12-14-2008 12:55 AM 9042 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the last touches on my new workbench. You can see the first 2 parts in my projects. Since the last part I added a small shoulder vise on the end instead of a tail vise or a twin screw vise. It works very well with my large shoulder vise. As with the first, my father turned me a handle. I can clamp an 8 ft. board if I need to. The vises work great with the bench pups and wonder pups. I picked up all of these at Highland Woodworking.

I also added a large drawer which comes in handy to hold a lot of things. This also inspired me to add a drawer to my drill press stand.

I set out to make a strong, sturdy cost effective workbench and I believe that I have succeeded. I have logged many hours on it already (and eaten off it as well). I am always looking forward to another day in the shop.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#1 posted 12-14-2008 12:59 AM

It looks big, massive and beautiful and ready for work. Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 12-14-2008 12:59 AM

Very nice job I like it very much but I cannot see what is the use of the little white stool

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#3 posted 12-14-2008 01:30 AM

Very nice bench. Hopefully the Tommy Hilfiger glasses are a typo! LOL. bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#4 posted 12-14-2008 04:25 AM

Great looking bench, enjoy working on it as well can’t wait to see the projects that will come rolling off soon. Thanks for posting…Blkcherryy

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Rasim Ramadan

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#5 posted 12-14-2008 09:56 AM

nice work;)

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 12-14-2008 07:28 PM

Bill, that is one sweet looking workbench. I am sure that you will get many years of use out of it.

Based on the bench I can’t wait to see the projects.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 12-14-2008 08:59 PM

Nice work bench Bill.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#8 posted 12-16-2008 06:30 PM

this has turned out great!!! you should be really proud…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 02-16-2009 10:25 PM

it’s really very lovely, and functional! A match made in heaven.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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