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Project by Benji Reyes posted 03-31-2018 10:15 AM 2391 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a new studio workbench for a Tail and chain drive vise I just recently ordered through my good brother in California. I was not happy with the end and side mount bench vise on my 2 year old workbench. The end vise was pretty okay but the side mounted one was too small for for what I need it to be. I also built this a foot longer than the old one.
All woods used for this bench are reclaimed as with all of my projects.
The top is stack laminated 2×4 saplungan. The jaw for the chain drive vise is balayong same as with the end cap. The condor tails for the end cap are well supported by two 1/2×6” stainless steel bolts capped with raised ebony caps. The 24” Lie-Nielsen chain vise is perfect when working on my sculpted face drawers. Bench dogs are kamagong (ebony). Legs are 4×4 supa. Bottom stretchers are Ipil and bottom shelf is narra. Tail vise is Benchcrafted. Total weight of the bench is over 250lbs.
Dimensions :
Height 36”
Width 24”
Length 72”
Have a blessed week and Happy Easter!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 03-31-2018 10:58 AM

Beautiful bench, Benji. It should provide a lot of good service.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 03-31-2018 11:05 AM

Beautiful!

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#3 posted 03-31-2018 11:53 AM

This beautiful bench is going to serve you well and will be a fine addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Mojo1

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#4 posted 03-31-2018 11:54 AM

Outstanding!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 03-31-2018 01:01 PM

As is all of your work Benji this design is beautiful and built just right.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 03-31-2018 01:37 PM

Absolutely beautiful bench

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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theoldfart

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#7 posted 03-31-2018 02:10 PM

Excellent bench.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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R_Stad

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#8 posted 03-31-2018 03:02 PM

Fine work as usual Benji.Thanks for adding the picture of the wood you used before you rescued it. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#9 posted 03-31-2018 03:21 PM

Wow, amazing work

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 03-31-2018 03:44 PM

Very nice work as usual brother.
Have a happy & blessed Easter week as well.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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Karson

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#11 posted 03-31-2018 03:48 PM

Great use of salvage materials.

Wish we could find that kind of junk wood around here.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#12 posted 03-31-2018 03:53 PM

this is one fine looking bench :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 03-31-2018 04:09 PM

Gorgeous bench. The woods are totally awesome.

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 03-31-2018 05:27 PM

Benji, as usual, a Beautiful piece of art!

... and I didn’t know anything about any of the wood you used… never heard of any of them, except the Ebony. LOL

Very COOL bench!

Thank you for sharing.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Redbeardedwoodworker

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#15 posted 03-31-2018 05:33 PM

What a great looking bench! Nice work!

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