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The savage workbench

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Project by n8schultz posted 05-02-2017 04:09 PM 1308 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally cleared out one side of garage. Since I hear the thing you need most is a workbench, even if what you want to build is a workbench… I built this twisted bastard from salvaged wood. I figured just a wood vise and surface would be a great help. I was correct.

Top is a salvaged laminate kitchen island with oak Band. The legs and oak pieces on dudes are salvaged pallet runners. The yellow pine 2×4 are salvaged from roof trusses. Vise wood are scrap from local cabinet shop, while the vise itself was restored after I picked up at an estate sale.

I named it “the savage”. Not perfectly square and the top is skewed slightly from the base clockwise a few degrees since the wood wasn’t perfect. Finished with linseed oil and tge vise Jaws a in friction wax. Definitely not furniature grade but it works.





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#1 posted 05-02-2017 04:28 PM

sorry sideways is bad but upside down just doesnt work for me!

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

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#2 posted 05-02-2017 04:30 PM

My gawd, that bench sticks to the ceiling! How do you work that way?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 05-02-2017 05:08 PM

I fixed the images.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#4 posted 05-02-2017 05:36 PM

Ah, much better.

That is a bear of a vise, Nate. And the Savage looks like a very serviceable first bench. Congrats on completion!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 05-02-2017 07:42 PM

better,thanks cricket.

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

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#6 posted 05-03-2017 12:15 PM

I’d be honored to have that in my garage. I have no bench at all. Well I have a wall bench that has a sink in it, but definitely not something I could pound on. I’d say “Well done!”

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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