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Project by BillyD3152 posted 03-05-2015 05:46 PM 2446 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a “real” workbench. It is made with soft maple and is inspired by Marc Spagnulo, Phil Lowe and about a thousand other benches I have seen online, in books and a million other places. It was a lot of work but very satisfying.

-- Billy Long Island, NY





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woodchuckerNJ

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#1 posted 03-05-2015 09:03 PM

that’ll work…

enjoy.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 09:24 PM

Great design and functionality good job Billy.

The dovetail stretcher is awesome.

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 10:32 PM

This looks awesome, have never seen that kind of under top triangle support before. Very strong.

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#4 posted 03-05-2015 11:30 PM

Good looking bench Billy. Well done! Is the end vise a Veritas?

-- Brian McKnight, Long Island, New York

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#5 posted 03-06-2015 12:50 AM

Smart looking bench – first time I’ve seen this type of support as well

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 03-06-2015 01:29 PM

Great bench! How do you like that Veritas? I have been thinking about one.

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BillyD3152

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#7 posted 03-06-2015 01:33 PM

Thanks to all. Yes that is the veritas inset vise. Just put it in yesterday. Gave it a quick test, seems to hold nice and tight. Now can anybody tell me why my pics are sideways?

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#8 posted 03-06-2015 02:24 PM

Great bench Billy. Neat support system and agree that the dovetail stretcher is a nice design element.

Check your picture files are actually saved back to your hard drive after they are rotated in your photo management software before you upload them. I use Picassa and unless I actually go back and hit the save changes to disk button it doesn’t write the changes back to the original picture file. Hope that helps…

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#9 posted 03-06-2015 04:31 PM

those veritas end-vises are something more people should check out. i put one on my bench in about a half-hour, and it transformed what I could do.

nice work.

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stinger

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#10 posted 05-25-2015 04:36 PM

Great looking bench, love the look and function of those supports. I’m curious about how the top is bolted/attached to base?

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BillyD3152

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#11 posted 05-28-2015 10:09 AM

Thanks Stinger. The top is actually held by gravity. No bolts needed. Although there are couple blocks screwed in place to prevent lateral movement

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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#12 posted 05-31-2015 10:35 AM

Thanks Billy!

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#13 posted 10-22-2015 02:25 PM



those veritas end-vises are something more people should check out. i put one on my bench in about a half-hour, and it transformed what I could do.

nice work.

- JeffinLSMO

Nice bench , you will enjoy a real bench a lot ,I do.
You guys should check out the HNT Gordon tail vise, a little more then veritas but a really good vise.
http://hntgordon.com.au/bench-vices.html

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#14 posted 10-22-2015 07:54 PM

This is a nice bench and will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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