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Bench is 9 1/2 feet long, 28 inches deep including tool well. Top is 4 inch maple, carcass is tiger wood. Drawer fronts and end panels are maple. Tail vise is veritas quick release (which I am very impressed with, thought it took some modifications for my use), leg vise is Bench Crafted.





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Notw

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#1 posted 04-17-2017 03:53 PM

Wow that is BEAUTIFUL!

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#2 posted 04-17-2017 04:47 PM

Oh my goodness!! Really, really well done.

-- Pete Shively in Madison

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#3 posted 04-17-2017 05:02 PM

Nice little bench! It’s a little off center though, move it about 6” to the right. ;-)

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#4 posted 04-17-2017 05:09 PM

Oh my gosh, beautiful – if you’re going to move it tho, move it to my shop, on second thought – I probably can’t afford it, the labor of love price is always too high

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 04-17-2017 05:16 PM

That a fantastic looking bench.

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#6 posted 04-17-2017 06:24 PM

Nice bench! I see a lot of benches up against the wall … I was surprised at how much more room I had when I moved mine to middle of the floor. The 360° approach has helped with lighting issues as well. Again, good job!

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#7 posted 04-17-2017 06:25 PM

Muy bonita!

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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iditarod

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#8 posted 04-17-2017 06:44 PM


Nice bench! I see a lot of benches up against the wall … I was surprised at how much more room I had when I moved mine to middle of the floor. The 360° approach has helped with lighting issues as well. Again, good job!

- Ron Aylor

Thanks Ron- I have had benches away from the wall and against the wall. I primarily do hand work and find the bench against the wall more efficient for my methods of working. I also have and assembly table that is not against the wall and that is very helpful. I like having my tools in a rack at hand on the back of the bench, which limits 360 use of the bench. That being said, I have many colleagues in the business that would agree with you and have their benches in the middle of the floor. All personal preference and what suits your style of work best. In an ideal world I would have the space to have both.

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#9 posted 04-17-2017 06:47 PM

thats an awesome bench,should last you the rest of your life.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 04-17-2017 07:17 PM


Nice bench! I see a lot of benches up against the wall … I was surprised at how much more room I had when I moved mine to middle of the floor. The 360° approach has helped with lighting issues as well. Again, good job!

- Ron Aylor

Thanks Ron- I have had benches away from the wall and against the wall. I primarily do hand work and find the bench against the wall more efficient for my methods of working. I also have and assembly table that is not against the wall and that is very helpful. I like having my tools in a rack at hand on the back of the bench, which limits 360 use of the bench. That being said, I have many colleagues in the business that would agree with you and have their benches in the middle of the floor. All personal preference and what suits your style of work best. In an ideal world I would have the space to have both.

- iditarod

Thanks for your reply. I’m 100% hand tool work! My bench has been called a FrankenBench, a Swiss Army Bench, you name it. It looks Nicholson on one side and quasi-Roubo on the other. I too have a tool rack and use it from the quasi-Roubo side when I’m doing dovetail or detail work in an effort to keep the bench clear. I agree with you as far as set-up based on your style of work and what works best. What “style” of work do you find yourself doing the most?

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jbay

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#11 posted 04-17-2017 07:40 PM

First, Very nice bench iditarod! Wish I had one….

The 360° approach has helped with lighting issues as well.

- Ron Aylor

Don’t you just move the candle around? lol

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#12 posted 04-17-2017 08:11 PM

That’s one serious set up there, congrats on a fine build.

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#13 posted 04-17-2017 09:01 PM

I’m so jealous. Beautiful.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 04-17-2017 11:48 PM

That’s a great looking bench. Enjoy working on it.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#15 posted 04-18-2017 02:43 AM

Beautiful; it’s just about a workshop by itself.

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