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Project by SuperDave02 posted 04-18-2010 09:16 PM 4651 views 21 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to get a couple of holdfasts, so I haven’t drilled any dog holes yet, not sure of the size hole needed. Need to glue some leather, or something on the vise faces. Also need to find a couple of bicycle sprockets, about 15 tooth I think, to connect the two tail vises together.
I started this with the idea of making it out of all nice expensive hardwoods. But after figuring a little the price was just ridiculous. I did make the top layer of the top out of 1” ash, then glued 3 layers of plywood under that, its right at 3 inches thick. For the legs I glued up 3 pieces of 2×6 southern yellow pine from homedepot. The sides and stretchers are also SYP. I picked through the pile they had and found several that were nearly quarter sawn and had real tight growth rings. It is kinda big for my shop, but better to much than not enough….........Maybe.

it is 96” x 30”

yeah it does weigh a lot, but being so long it makes for a lot of leverage, just have to slide one end at a time around.

-- David South FLorida http://rockingrrustics.blogspot.com/





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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 04-18-2010 09:31 PM

looks very fine from here
I believe it will serve you well in the future
well done
how big is it if I may ask

Dennis

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lovinmrv

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#2 posted 04-18-2010 09:37 PM

Where does it sleep? :D

Wonderful job!

-- Life is a sales job.

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JasonWagner

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#3 posted 04-18-2010 10:32 PM

Wow, that looks like an awesome, beastly, sturdy and bad-a$$ bench.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 04-18-2010 10:49 PM

Now that is a tank. Great bench

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 04-18-2010 11:56 PM

THAT should last for a while !!!
You’re gonna need a forklift to change its’ location !!!

Very Nice Bench Dave !

-- Eric, central Florida

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 04-19-2010 01:47 AM

good looking bench… nicely built…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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jcees

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#7 posted 04-19-2010 02:05 AM

That should do the trick. I also used SYP for my bench [still incomplete] with the intention of making this one my “prototype”, yeah right. These things are heavy as heck when they’re done.

Nice job.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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oldoak

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#8 posted 04-19-2010 04:57 AM

Very nic sturdy bench

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bigike

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#9 posted 04-19-2010 05:06 AM

very nice job!

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

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JayPay1954

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#10 posted 04-19-2010 01:23 PM

Great work matey!

John Payne Lincoln UK

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ohwoodeye

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#11 posted 04-19-2010 01:51 PM

Wow, a workbench that doubles as a tornado shelter…...what a great idea.
You look a bit bent over in the picture. Perhaps 6” – 8” higher may have been in order??

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 04-19-2010 09:02 PM

Wow, I love it. It’s nickname could be “The Beast”.

-- Bob A in NJ

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michaelray

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#13 posted 04-20-2010 01:08 AM

Nice bench. I’m trying to get mine built right now. This has given me a ‘second wind’ of sorts to get back out in the garage.

-- http://dbcww.wordpress.com

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Jason

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#14 posted 04-20-2010 07:36 PM

What in the wide, wide world of sports…
That thing is stout. Looks like you have a place to hide in the event of tornado, earthquake, Armageddon, whatever.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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PurpLev

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#15 posted 04-20-2010 07:38 PM

looks fantastic! and robust

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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