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Aug 02, 2010
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#1 posted 08-03-2010 05:24 AM
Nice looking workbench.
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#2 posted 08-03-2010 05:35 AM
Very nice! Looks rock solid as a trusty old friend would.
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#3 posted 08-03-2010 05:51 AM
Great looking bench. Like the large dovetail.Stating to collect the wood to build one. The one I built 30 years ago as a temporary one is still going strong, however it was built with doug fir, construction lumber. more the served it’s purpose.Is it maple?Did you use plans or just out of your head?
-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.
Eric in Florida.
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#4 posted 08-03-2010 06:15 AM
Nice job Greg.That baby looks like it’ll be around for a long time.Bet it sees a lot of projects.Thanks for posting it.
-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford
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#5 posted 08-03-2010 08:25 AM
niiice bench it surdently will last a few generation
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#6 posted 08-03-2010 11:45 AM
can i ask how you made the benchdogs with the split? and does it work well? i have an essembly table with wooden dogs aswell, but i would like to get some kind of mechanism in them to stop them from falling out.
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#7 posted 08-03-2010 02:10 PM
very cool bench indeed!
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!
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#8 posted 08-03-2010 02:47 PM
I’m turning green with envy over here…lol
Awesome work bench Greg. You did good bud….
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.
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#9 posted 08-03-2010 02:53 PM
Great bench! things a beast. I have been wantting to build one for a while. On the to do list someday! I like the vise to the right interesting!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#10 posted 08-03-2010 03:04 PM
Did you set the bench up for left-handers? I only ask because I’m left handed and your set-up is different than others.
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#11 posted 08-03-2010 03:09 PM
Now thats a good looking bench.It will be around a long time.
-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd
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#12 posted 08-03-2010 04:40 PM
A beautiful bench…a great accomplishment
-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.
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#13 posted 08-03-2010 06:25 PM
Nice bench wish I had one…......................Schloemoe
-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com
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#14 posted 08-03-2010 09:12 PM
I would be partners with that beauty anytime! Can see why he is trusty.
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."
#15 posted 08-03-2010 09:16 PM
Thanks guys for all the kind words.
@rimfire- It is hard maple, it was kind of a mishmash of different plans I guess you could say so I guess I should say it half came from my head.
@Greedo- the way to make the spring is to cut a slight angle on the bottom of the dog and then glue or screw another thin piece to that bevel, it works very well.
@Botanist- Indeed the shoulder vice is set up for left handers, I’m a fourth generation left-hander so there are a lot of neat left-handed things in my family, me, my father and my grandfather are all left handed and so was my great grandfather. So when making something like this it just is second nature to make it for a lefty. lol.
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