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Project by Don W posted 06-07-2011 12:22 AM 4989 views 18 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the drawers for my bench. I’ve been using the bench for a coupe of months now. The top is made mostly from elm. (its what I had) but the skirt is maple. The rest is a mixture of oak and poplar. I cut all of the wood for this myself with my chainsaw mill. Most has been air drying for at least a year, some much longer.

I had the red craftsman vice where the wilton is now. I found the wilton at a flee market and couldn’t resist. The original plan was to built a leg vice, but thats been changed. The veritas double is new. I’ve been working on this for quit a while. I didn’t seem to have time to get back to the drawers. Now, what to put on them?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#1 posted 06-07-2011 12:31 AM

3 things:
1) Amazing. Really nice.
2) Can I have it?
3) I’ll even pick up the shipping.
Nice, nice work.

-- Less is More.....expensive

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#2 posted 06-07-2011 12:52 AM

magnificent, a beautiful bench a good inspiration

-- Brazjuca guarapari Brasil. All worth it when the soul is not small. (Fernando Pessoa)

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#3 posted 06-07-2011 01:04 AM

love it! Did you use plans or design it yourself?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 06-07-2011 01:07 AM

That is truely a wonderful bench you got there.
And with all those drawers room for wonderful tools.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 06-07-2011 01:16 AM

Nice workbench!

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Don W

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#6 posted 06-07-2011 01:20 AM

I spent many nights designing this. The only plans where in my mind.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#7 posted 06-07-2011 02:35 AM

Nice bench and a very nice design.

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

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Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 06-07-2011 04:08 AM

Mighty fine indeed! Great work!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 06-07-2011 04:20 AM

i dont nk i could work on that masterpiece.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#10 posted 06-07-2011 05:22 AM

I see hands, mind and heart reflected in this bench
Great job my friend.
May you have many joyful moments with this beautiful bench.


-- Kiefer 松

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#11 posted 06-07-2011 08:23 AM

Nice bench and functional.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 06-07-2011 09:53 AM

Nice bench it will last for a long time. How are the drawers working out? I’m thinking end drawers but no final decision has been reached yet. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#13 posted 06-07-2011 10:25 AM

Multiple vices….Sweet.

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#14 posted 06-07-2011 11:04 AM

Nice work on this beast!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 06-07-2011 12:10 PM

Don, this is a good looking workbench. I tend to like the storage that you added to your design with the addition of the drawers and the two vices are a plus as well. You should not have to be building another one any time soon. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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