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Project by hickmancase posted 11-22-2018 08:02 PM 1375 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posting. I don’t usually participate in this sort of thing but I found so much help and cool ideas online that I felt I really had to share what I came up with.

My father and I built this out of beech. Some details include:

-Table saw shelf
-Miter saw/ table router/ flat insert shelf
-Adjustable height cross stop
-Flush mounted framing square on corner
-Large capacity pipe clamp vise with adjustable optional wagon vise
-Hand drill actuated adjustable height which raises and drops casters as needed

James





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stefang

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#1 posted 11-22-2018 10:13 PM

Quite an interesting and innovative bench with a lot of good features and so well built too. It looks pretty heavy too so it must be very stable. I really like the idea of retractable casters for such a heavy bench. Just curious, why did you make the height adjustable?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-23-2018 01:47 AM

Thats one hell of a battleship!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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Firewood

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#3 posted 11-23-2018 02:40 AM

Wow! Now THAT is a workbench. Be sure to add this to the workbench smackdown thread. I hope you don’t need to get that into your basement shop. LOL.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 11-23-2018 03:36 AM

That’s a beast! I love it when someone designs a builds a bench to meet their specific needs and doesn’t just copy something else that won’t quite work for them.

Nice work. With this as a sample of your capabilities, I hope you make more project posts in the future.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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jutsFL

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#5 posted 11-23-2018 03:46 AM

Beautiful bench, and no doubt going to be fun to work with.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 11-23-2018 08:17 AM

Hey hick’ey’, that’s a nice build and whether you’re the master or the apprentice, deserves a bloody worthwhile acknowledgement.

Now that you’ve lost your LJ virginity…. don’t let this be your last post..

WELCOME to LJ!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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daiku_padawan

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#7 posted 11-23-2018 04:35 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of work. Well done

-- ~Daniel

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#8 posted 11-24-2018 01:06 AM

Very nice project & Well done!

Rick S.

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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WhattheChuck

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#9 posted 11-25-2018 11:05 PM

That’s a heckuva thing! And welcome to LJ. This is a super-positive, information-filled community. It is everything the Internet CAN be, when it wants to be.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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muesli

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#10 posted 11-27-2018 04:08 PM

Great work! Congrats!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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hickmancase

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#11 posted 12-11-2018 06:26 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone!

@stefang my father and I made the height adjustable because we’ll be using the bench for a variety of projects, big and small. Adjustable height should save our backs.

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