21ST Century Bench/Bob's Bench

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Project by blackcherry posted 05-09-2009 05:32 AM 4465 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A load of 8 quarter Ash fell my way and a great Blog by a Lumber Jock paved the way for this remarkable bench. First of all my complements to Loogie who post one of the most in deep blog on building a remarkable bench. This was one fun project to build. The main reason I chose this bench was it knock down easy to move ability. Most bench are solid one piece bench but this bench is a knock down version meaning it easy to transport in case you have to move from one location to another. I also reduce the size to a little over six foot from it 8’ foot print, another plus is the center tool well which can be used for storage or reversed for a continuous bench top. The last step in this bench is the addition of two vises which are still in the planing stage. I know for sure that a quick release 7” vise will be one but I still undecided on the front vise, only time will tell. Thanks for viewing let me know what you think….Blkcherry

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#1 posted 05-09-2009 05:59 AM

sweet bench, I’m in the process of brainstorming a design choice for my next bench, and so far, this 21th design has many great features… nice job on the bench!

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#2 posted 05-09-2009 06:00 AM

Great solid, strong build & heavy bench which may serve you years of use and abuse.
Nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 05-09-2009 06:07 AM

This is a nice looking bench. It should prove to be a nice addition to your shop for many years to come. I like this version and am considering either one of these or the roubo (or some variation, thereof).

It is a little hard to tell from the photo but I assume that the inserts for the tool well are made from cherry? (After all what else would you choose to work with!!). :)

Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 05-09-2009 06:15 AM

beautiful bench. i’m not sure i would use it for woodworking, however. serving steaks and lobster – maybe!

-- mrsawdust, pittsburgh,pa.

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#5 posted 05-09-2009 06:22 AM

Scott the insert are phenolic plywood which is a theme in the shop….mrsawdust steak and lobster and Texas hold’em might prove to be a summer night challenge, thanks for the idea…Blkcherry

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#6 posted 05-09-2009 06:37 AM

Beautiful! Very jealous now…. ;-)

-- Bart, Waimauku NZ

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#7 posted 05-09-2009 07:01 AM

Beautiful workbench.

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#8 posted 05-09-2009 07:24 AM

I can tell by your post that you are not really happy with your bench, Tell you what, I will take it off your hands. Lol, great looking bench, it’s obvious you put a lot of thought and fine work into it.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#9 posted 05-09-2009 07:34 AM

Thanks ever one for you commits ….Blkcherry

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#10 posted 05-09-2009 10:26 AM

i like it, goob job

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#11 posted 05-09-2009 01:26 PM

Great looking bench. Well done.

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#12 posted 05-09-2009 05:21 PM

Hey B C
Very very well done, looks great.

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#13 posted 05-09-2009 06:29 PM

That’s a very nice bench! Great use of materials.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#14 posted 05-09-2009 09:04 PM

Beautiful job..thats too nice to use!


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#15 posted 05-09-2009 09:13 PM

thats beautiful im in the middle of making my new work bench and im getting confused ove the different designs but i do like the tool tills in the middle of yours do you turn them over when you don’t use them

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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