Workbench Upgrade

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Project by Jake Willet posted 04-14-2016 03:38 AM 3529 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My “Ultimate Tool Stand” was in rough shape after years of use. I have spent a long time deciding whether to make a full on Chris Schwartz workbench or just modify what I have been using. I ended up choosing to modify my workbench. It’s a maple slab from Woodcraft with 4” dog hole spacing. The front vise is a Veritas quick release, and the other vise is a Veritas inset vise.

I decided to make this a multi-functional bench/router table. I have mixed feeling about this. I like the traditional workbench look much better. But I just don’t have room for a stand alone router table. So this is the result.

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#1 posted 04-14-2016 07:48 AM

Nice work bench it looks awesome!

-- I make bowls and spoons.

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#2 posted 04-14-2016 08:24 AM

Nice work, Sounds like once the vise is squared away will serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 04-15-2016 03:51 PM

With all due respect, if it is not mounting error, and is indeed the vise, I have found that Veritas and Lee valley people are more than happy to help you out.
Good bench, and it is amazing how much easier it is to work on a stable bench.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#4 posted 04-20-2016 09:55 PM

Thanks. Somehow, I have fixed the vise. I took it all apart and put it back together like it was before. Only this time, everything worked. I’m sure many are familiar with this phenomenon.

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