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Project by Clay Ortiz posted 11-02-2010 12:51 AM 3554 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally can call it finished. This was something I have wanted to build for a long time. It’s always good when a project turns out better than you had expected. I did a blog about the whole process if you are interested. Thanks for looking.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 01:30 AM

Wow, wonderful job.

Can I store it at my shop? HaHa

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 01:38 AM

Wow, very nice, i indeed hope to have a workbench of this quality someday. Great work

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#3 posted 11-02-2010 01:41 AM

It looks like one sturdy bench good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 11-02-2010 01:51 AM

GREAT job! That is a one nice workbench. Gotta run and read the blog …

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 11-02-2010 02:09 AM

Very nice. It should serve you well.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 02:22 AM

How many pallets would it take me to build a similar one? Great workbench mate.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 02:40 AM

Looks really good and solid and love the Veritas end vise.
I like the look of your shop with the natural light streaming in through the big windows
A job well done. Now what will be your first project made on it??

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#8 posted 11-02-2010 02:52 AM

Nice work bench and I too like the vise.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#9 posted 11-02-2010 03:33 AM

Hey Clay,
Now that is one cool bench…well done.

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#10 posted 11-02-2010 03:40 AM

I need to build me one of those nice job…..........................schloemoe

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

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#11 posted 11-02-2010 03:43 AM

Thanks fellas.
Twokidsnosleep/ I have already started working on the sharpening jig from Lie Nielsen. It was in the last issue (I think) of fww. A buddy of mine gave me some Corian and I thought it would be perfect for the jig since I have water stones. I’ll post it when I’m done.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#12 posted 11-02-2010 03:49 AM

Very nicely done! reminds me to revisit my long-abandoned project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 11-02-2010 05:10 AM

That’s pallets? Wowser! Some interesting wood grains going on there.

There’s a Fowler and Peth roofing across the street from where I work. Pallets stacked 6 feet and there must be 20 stacks!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#14 posted 11-02-2010 07:12 AM

I’m jealous of this one, turned out great, Ill have to keep a bench like this on my bucket list for a bit more :)

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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