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Project by Ron Aylor posted 10-01-2016 08:07 PM 1449 views 5 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well … she isn’t pretty and I do believe she suffers from multiple personality disorder, having not only a hook and holdfast, but leg, twin screw Moxon, and inset tail vices! BUT … she does everything I need her to do!

Like …

edge jointing,

off the bench sawing,



and hand plane work!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#1 posted 10-01-2016 09:48 PM

That is one great do it all bench.
And it’s so bretty too!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 10-01-2016 09:51 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! She seems to be multi talented. Well done!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 10-02-2016 01:08 AM

A bench for many functions. Well done.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#4 posted 10-02-2016 01:16 AM

Interesting bench. Great job.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 10-02-2016 01:58 AM

Sure is a great bench!

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#6 posted 10-02-2016 04:32 AM

Thats the beauty of it. ITS FUNCTIONAL.
Nice bench !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#7 posted 10-02-2016 10:53 AM

I really like your off the fence sawing flip up stops very interesting.
Bet there’s a ton a story’s if your table could talk. lol

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#8 posted 10-02-2016 03:57 PM

‘Isn’t pretty’ ?? Hush your mouth. ;-) I want to touch it !

I’ve got some big pine logs I’m getting ready to mill for a work bench. You just inspired me to quit procrastinating.
That’s one fine bench.

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 10-02-2016 05:06 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys!

I really like your off the fence sawing flip up stops very interesting.

- htl

Yes htl, I like this bench aid as well … actually this is the latest addition to my bench. I expounded on a version found in Jigs & Fixtures for the Hand Tool Woodworker by Graham Blackburn. It is great for sawing small pieces and alleviates the need for clamps. You typically see this one the right-hand side of the bench, but given that the bench sits in the middle of my shop, allowing for 360° access, I chose the left side as to not interfere with the tail vice.

I attached the 1” x 3” x 24” piece of cypress to the end of the bench, marked the location of the pivot points, then cut out the various pieces!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#10 posted 10-02-2016 07:30 PM

This is a beautiful bench and is so nice. It has a lot of great character.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 10-03-2016 03:12 AM

Incredible. This is the most versatile bench I have ever seen. You should do a youtube video showing off all the functionality. She’s a beauty.

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#12 posted 10-03-2016 04:39 AM

I take it!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 10-03-2016 05:12 AM

Looks very sturdy, lots of opportunity for holding the wood. Thank you for sharing

-- Norman

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Ron Aylor

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#14 posted 10-03-2016 11:29 AM

Thanks again guys!

Not sure if it’s character or abuse; I’ve using this bench for about twenty years! The tail vice is, but four months old and the flip up saw stops were completed about two hours before posting here. I’m thinking about added a bank of drawers underneath which will further exacerbate the personality disorder!

... and sorry Ivan … you can’t have it … LOL!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#15 posted 10-04-2016 12:37 AM

Nice “frankenbench”, don’t do what I did with the drawers, make sure your long shaft holdfasts will go through far enough to engage thin wood pieces. I had to redo mine. I initially stacked them 4 high,(mistake) now they are 2 high and 2 wide. same amount space available but my holdfasts work.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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