First Bench

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Project by Woodson59 posted 04-23-2015 04:50 PM 2002 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well Took me too long but I finally made a sho-nuf bench and love it! Lowers are just old 4×4’s I had around the shop, the top is off the rack birch from from woodcraft. The skirt, jaws and shoulder are out of white oak. I don’t know how I made it so long without one now

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#1 posted 04-23-2015 06:14 PM

Looks like you are a great woodworker, nice detail..

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#2 posted 04-23-2015 09:22 PM

Are those woodriver vises? I also bought one of the woodcraft birch tops and plan on building a bench around it. I already have a nice jorgensen front vise and a chinese “pony” front vise available… I might just use the jorgensen and buy a better tail vise of some kind.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#3 posted 04-23-2015 09:49 PM

Thank you! Good getting better! I’d love to see your benches

Those are Lee Valley vices. Their large face vice and shoulder vice

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#4 posted 04-24-2015 12:42 AM

Looks solid, a great asset to your shop, congrats.

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#5 posted 04-24-2015 02:23 AM

Very nice bench. I felt the same way about having waited so long to build one.

-- Daniel S

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#6 posted 04-24-2015 11:57 AM

This will be one of the most useful tools in your shop. Better than another set of hands.

-- DJG

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#7 posted 04-25-2015 11:13 PM

Once you have one, you’ll never be able to go back! Nice job!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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