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Project by Roger posted 04-23-2017 09:51 PM 1599 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some photos and a story of the completion of the bench, I have a few things to finish like walnut plugs for the holes on the side.

I purchased the top at a garage sale for cheap and had always wanted a Tucker vice but the price was crazy. I had gotten a good paying job and while at a show in Ontario CA I purchased the vice and a set of Adjust-A-Bench legs with a castor package. I began the planning of the top and photography kind of took over woodworking so every thing sat in a garage unused for maybe 10 years. I had wanted to start woodworking again so began work on the bench, after assembling it and trying to lower the castors to roll the bench it would barely raise it high enough to roll. I thought the arm that the castor screws into was bent and I would try to bend it back but after taking it apart I noticed there was a weld that had not been done properly and there was no way to bend it. I thought I would e-mail Adjust-A-Bench with photos and see if he could think of any way to correct it, they e-mailed me back asking me to call Geoff the designer and owner. After speaking to him he asked the size of the castor rail and said he would send me a new one! I was shocked although it was brand new and never used it still was purchased 10 years ago. I had also had trouble with the castor locking mechanism and asked if I was doing something wrong and he said that those were the old style and he has newer ones that are much better and would send me a set of four also!!!!! All this was at no charge to me what so ever not even shipping, the bench is up and running and let me tell you that you don’t know how much you need a adjustable bench until you have one, it is definitely handy. So tell me have you ever heard of customer service like that it was OUTSTANDING usually you argue and fight tooth and nail to get what you deserve and this I didn’t even expect anything after so long. So if you are planning on building a workbench please consider this company http://www.adjustabench.com Geoff is great to work with.

Photo #1 shows the Tucker Vice in one of the variable positions you can put it in, basically it lifts up from vertical to horizontal and spins 360 degrees.
Photo #2 is side view I unfortunately had to cut the top short to be able to fit it in the elevator at my condo I was moving it by myself and holy shit it was heavy. It is really light on the one side maybe if I move I’ll add a tail vice to even it out.
Photo #3 shows the one rail package I purchased so it can be used as a desk if needed with knee clearance, and the bench duster I added magnets to that hold it to the leg.
Photo #4 shows the new casters that Geoff provided.
Photo #5 shows some edge trim I installed to protect the floor due to I have my shop in my dining room in my condo (I’m single if you couldn’t figure that out) who needs a room for dining!





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 04-23-2017 10:35 PM

Outstanding use of a pattern makers vise, well done Roger.

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Tommy DiBuono

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#2 posted 04-26-2017 01:16 AM

I have the same adjustable base and installed an 1 1/2 maple top. Very happy with it however I wish I would have used a thicker top. How is it to lift and adjust the table with the larger heavier top.

-- TommyD, New York

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REL

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#3 posted 04-26-2017 02:51 AM

I think I already indicated I have one. Geof Noden and his wife are patient are easy to deal with. I use mine as a finishing and assembly table. My top is a 3/4” MDF sheet over a modified fame for support.

It’s worth the money.

Roger, like the looks of your top better.

-- REL, North Jersey

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Roger

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#4 posted 04-27-2017 12:06 AM



I have the same adjustable base and installed an 1 1/2 maple top. Very happy with it however I wish I would have used a thicker top. How is it to lift and adjust the table with the larger heavier top.

- Tommy DiBuono


It’s not bad but the top was extremely heavy moving it around the shop and getting it up on to the legs for installation.

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robscastle

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#5 posted 04-27-2017 08:00 AM

I have never seen or heard of a Tucker vice let alone a dynamic workbench as the adjustabench.
Amazing the interesting stuff you learn about on this site.

I checked out the videos but I was unable to find a distribuitor here in Australia.

Not surprising as I found out when attempting to buy a knife shaper, Williams and Hussey along with Grizzly (ShopFox) dont consider a market here, so I was not successful in purchasing their products.

Thanks for posting.

-- Regards Robert

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