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This has been a long time coming. Working without a proper bench has been a bit of a pain.

A big thanks to Mike VanPelt at American Sycamore. I never would have found the time to get this built on my own. 2 days with Mike and we knocked this beautiful bench out. A little more clean up and a few coats of finish and I’ll be good to go!

Bench is maple with walnut accents. Top is 2.5” thick with 5” X 2” outer rails. I finished the base with 2 coats of Polywhey from Vermont Natural Coatings. The top gets several coats of an oil/varnish blend that Adam King recommended.

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...

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#1 posted 11-13-2009 04:54 PM

Man Jason, that is a beauty! Great job!


-- Formerly known as John's Woodshop - and NO not the one from Ohio!

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#2 posted 11-13-2009 05:02 PM

That is a great looking bench! Nice work. Some day I have to build one as well.

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#3 posted 11-13-2009 05:07 PM

A fantastic bench great job

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#4 posted 11-13-2009 05:33 PM

Jason,you may not post very often but when you do its always a winner. I’m going to add you to my buddies list so that I never miss one of your postings.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#5 posted 11-13-2009 05:36 PM

Wonderful bench. You’ll love using it.

Thanks for sharing


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#6 posted 11-13-2009 07:01 PM

Very nice!! I have been wanting to build one of these for a long time now. Just haven’t had the time.

Great Job!!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#7 posted 11-13-2009 07:39 PM

May you make the most beautiful sawdust in town!

Looks great!

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#8 posted 11-13-2009 07:55 PM

That’s a real nice job. Caught my eye as I just “finished” my bench. Actually still need a face vice, but the wagon vice is sweet. Your design is making me think to go with an end vice like yours. That is a single screw and not a chain right?

I also took a peek at your crib project. Nice job. I can relate to your spray booth. Looks like mine and probably just as fun to set up and take down. ;)

-- Langski, New Hampshire

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#9 posted 11-13-2009 08:57 PM

Wow! First class.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 11-13-2009 09:06 PM

Nice Bench my friend .

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

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#11 posted 11-13-2009 10:24 PM

It’s always nice to see a new bench on the site. You will kick your self for not building one sooner. Congrats and many happy years of woodworking….Blkcherry

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#12 posted 11-13-2009 11:40 PM

Nice looking workbench, JasonK.

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#13 posted 11-14-2009 12:15 AM

I always like seeing a new bench. I don’t know why, it just feels good. Nice job and it looks like it will service you for many years.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#14 posted 11-14-2009 12:25 AM

Well done. You should get a lifetime of service from that beauty.

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#15 posted 11-14-2009 03:05 AM

Looks great


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