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Garrett Hack's Workbench with my twist

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Project by James posted 03-29-2010 01:24 AM 8476 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my biggest projects. Over 200bf of hard maple. This bench has its definite challanges. The top is 4” thick. The aprons are 5-1/4” wide. Veritas twin screw side vise. I offset the left end screw for clamping wide boards verically. The tail vise is a Lie-Nielson. The benchweights over 400lbs.





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Triumph1

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#1 posted 03-29-2010 01:36 AM

Absolutely beautiful. I am officially jealous!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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MDeSchepper

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#2 posted 03-29-2010 01:56 AM

This is gorgeous! I’ve started my hard maple accumulation so I can build one as well. Absolutely a great job on this. You should be very proud.

-- Mark DeSchepper -- The things I make may be for gifts for others, but making them is a gift to myself.

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#3 posted 03-29-2010 02:26 AM

An absolutely excellent looking workbench.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 03-29-2010 02:37 AM

Wow… Stunning! Garret that is very nice… Now to make something for it to be proud of!

-- Duct Tape is the Force! It has a light side and a dark side and it Binds the Universe together!

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#5 posted 03-29-2010 02:56 AM

Stunning, makes me want to start building one of my own. Bout how much time did you put into it? 400 lbs bout as sturdy as you can get I bet.

-- Anything worth doing is worth doing right.

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#6 posted 03-29-2010 03:13 AM

Now that’s a big ole awesome bench.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 03-29-2010 03:39 AM

Hey James,
Sweet job and helper.

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#8 posted 03-29-2010 04:00 AM

BEASTLY BENCH…a workmate for a lifetime James, nice accomplishment thank for sharing and enjoy…BC

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#9 posted 03-29-2010 04:24 AM

JAMES, I REALLY LIKE THE WORK THAT GARRETT HACK PUTS OUT. HE IS CREATIVE & USES REALLY GOOD TECHNIQUES. PRETTY GOOD INSTRUCTOR TOO. THIS WORKBENCH PLAN CAN BE FOUND AT FWW #209 ISSUE. (DAVE R. ASKED ABOUT THE PLAN)
AWESOME, ROBUST & BEAUTIFUL WORKBENCH! WITH WHAT I THINK ARE EXCELLENT MODIFICATIONS.
NICE WORK . . . GOOD JOB!
THANKS FOR POSTING THIS VERY RUGGED & WELL CONSTRUCTED WORKBENCH!!

-- Farmer Bill Patriot to the U.S.A. Constitution & Bill of Rights under GOD!

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DoctorDan

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#10 posted 03-29-2010 04:42 AM

I think you’ve done particularly well. Nice clean joinery. Nothing out of place. Good branded vice hardware. (I’m quite sure why the shoulder vice doesn’t appear to close though.) Top job. I would be happy with that in my workshop.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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James

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#11 posted 03-29-2010 04:58 AM

The only things I changed from Garretts design is the tickness of the top from 3” to 4”. And the aprons from 4-1/4” to 5-1/4” due to the top changing thickness. The tool well has also increased from 2-1/4” to 3-1/2”.

The vise is not close wanted to show all the throgh dovetails.

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bigike

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#12 posted 03-29-2010 05:04 AM

very nice work i see you added a little helper to your bench but don’t you think he might be a little young to use those sharp tools? LOL ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#13 posted 03-29-2010 05:52 AM

How much for the final product? just curious

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#14 posted 03-29-2010 06:25 AM

Really nice job on the work bench. I’m impressed!

Erwin

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#15 posted 03-29-2010 01:29 PM

Very nice bench. I believe those are the biggest dove tails I`ve ever seen.
Good job.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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