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Well I might as well post pictures of my trusty partner.






-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#1 posted 1479 days ago

Nice looking workbench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1479 days ago

Very nice! Looks rock solid as a trusty old friend would.

-- nordichomey

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#3 posted 1479 days ago


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?

Thanks jb

-- 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.

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#4 posted 1479 days ago

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.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#5 posted 1478 days ago

niiice bench it surdently will last a few generation


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#6 posted 1478 days ago

beautifull bench!

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 1478 days ago

very cool bench indeed!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 1478 days ago

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 1478 days ago

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 1478 days ago

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 1478 days ago

Now thats a good looking bench.
It will be around a long time.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#12 posted 1478 days ago

A beautiful bench…a great accomplishment

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#13 posted 1478 days ago

Nice bench wish I had one…......................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#14 posted 1478 days ago

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."

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#15 posted 1478 days ago

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.

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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