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Project by Sandy posted 12-07-2009 02:37 AM 3008 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a workbench which I made from plans published in the August 2002 issue of Popular Woodworking. The article was called “Power-tool Workbench” as the bench’s design was biased toward the use of power, rather than hand, tools. Also, it was made to have a height such that it is used as an outfeed table for my Unisaw (which is right behind it).

It includes a Veritas Twin-screw end vise and a quick release front vise. The drawers are all on slides. The top was made of laminated Southern Yellow Pine and the vise faces are maple. This bench, and my Festool MFT/3 were used in the making of Ian’s Toy Box (another of my posts).

While I still have my original workbench in my shop, which I made about 30+ years ago, that one is used more foir “banging on” and finishing. If I can ever get it cleared off, I’ll post it for nostalgic reasons, although I have a saying, “Horizontal surfaces accumulate vertically.”, which seems to be true both in my shop and my office, so who knows when that post will be made.

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 02:41 AM

That’s a great bench

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 02:43 AM

nice bench, i like the twin vise on the end. what kind of vise is the other one?

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 02:55 AM

Nice looking workbench!

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#4 posted 12-07-2009 04:20 AM

I like it very compact and functional with the twin vises. I bet it weighs a ton.

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

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