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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

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#1 posted 1587 days ago

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


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#2 posted 1587 days ago

Where does it sleep? :D

Wonderful job!

-- Life is a sales job.

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#3 posted 1587 days ago

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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#4 posted 1587 days ago

Now that is a tank. Great bench

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#5 posted 1587 days ago

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

Very Nice Bench Dave !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#6 posted 1587 days ago

good looking bench… nicely built…

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

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#7 posted 1587 days ago

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.


-- 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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#8 posted 1587 days ago

Very nic sturdy bench

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#9 posted 1587 days ago

very nice job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#10 posted 1586 days ago

Great work matey!

John Payne Lincoln UK

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#11 posted 1586 days ago

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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#12 posted 1586 days ago

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

-- Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 1586 days ago

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.


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#14 posted 1585 days ago

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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#15 posted 1585 days ago

looks fantastic! and robust

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

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