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Project by Scott Landry posted 10-25-2015 08:14 PM 2163 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got tired of assembling and clamping my work to my outfeed table or a crappy craftsman bench. The top is hard maple and the rest is The last of my rough sawn Missouri walnut haul off Craigslist 6 years ago. The last pic is that walnut haul. Cost me $150!!! Insane I know. The table is finished with Danish oil. I wish I had bought a better vice, but it will due for now. I figure I can clamp just about anything to this bench the way it is designed.

-- 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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cutmantom

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#1 posted 10-25-2015 08:44 PM

Very nice

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jinkyjock

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#2 posted 10-25-2015 09:38 PM

If you did “Buy it in a store”,
methinks it would cost considerably more than $150 !!!!
Good job Sir.
All systems are GO.

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 10-25-2015 11:15 PM

Great condor tails on the ends. My one question, will those dinky casters hold up under all that weight?

Fine workmanship on the bench, clean design. Should keep you in good stead for many years. Nice job.

You should crosspost here

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Andre

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#4 posted 10-25-2015 11:45 PM

You make me sic! LOL! Been working on my bench, picked up some Walnut for some trim and almost cried when they gave me the bill for couple of planks that had about 50% waste! I am using Birch as the main wood but after flattening the top wish I had gone for more Maple as the tear out in the Birch is driving me crazy! What are the dimensions?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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DocK16

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#5 posted 10-26-2015 12:39 AM

I’d say that’s a winner, as for buying anything like it in a store….not!

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Scott Landry

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#6 posted 10-26-2015 12:45 AM



Great condor tails on the ends. My one question, will those dinky casters hold up under all that weight?

Fine workmanship on the bench, clean design. Should keep you in good stead for many years. Nice job.

You should crosspost here

- theoldfart

The castors are the retracting workbench castors from Rockler. I hope they hold up. Thanks!

-- 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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JerryLH

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#7 posted 10-26-2015 12:51 AM

Great bench,,,,,, I really enjoy looking at the work of craftsmen.

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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BadDavid

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#8 posted 10-26-2015 01:35 AM

$150 bucks, wow, great return on your investment

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#9 posted 10-26-2015 01:48 AM

Love it. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Billy E

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#10 posted 10-26-2015 01:49 AM

Yeah I have a $150 bench from a store….it looks nothing like that! Nice work. I’m interested in how you like using the hold downs instead of a face vise.

-- Billy, Florence SC

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 10-26-2015 07:46 PM

Sweet bench, nice enough for a kitchen island.

-- Bob A in NJ

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stefang

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#12 posted 10-27-2015 05:20 PM

Are you the Scott Landry who wrote the Workbench Book? If so, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it and am still enjoying it after several years. I have also used some of the ideas found in the book on my own shop made bench.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Richard

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#13 posted 10-29-2015 07:56 PM



Are you the Scott Landry who wrote the Workbench Book? If so, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it and am still enjoying it after several years. I have also used some of the ideas found in the book on my own shop made bench.

- stefang


After reading this part “Finally got tired of assembling and clamping my work to my out feed table or a crappy craftsman bench.” I don’t think he is the same guy . Otherwise he would have had this really nice Store Bought Bench a long time ago.

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stefang

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#14 posted 10-29-2015 08:46 PM

You are probably right Richard, but no harm done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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