Holtzapffel Workbench

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I’ve video taped and blogged about my Holtzapffel Workbench at my blog, There is nearly 2 hours of video (linked from youTube) in case anyone is interested. Its made from Ambrosia Maple and a little walnut just for kicks. Its small, only a little over 5 ft and the vise can handle about 18” between the screws.



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#1 posted 09-13-2011 08:22 AM

It’s a beautiful bench! May be small but still good for most purposes.
Thumbs up

-- Jay in Changsha

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 08:32 AM

I can’t pronounce it but it’s a nice looking bench…...........

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 08:38 AM

It’s strong, heavy, solid & beautiful – the workbench that most woodworkers wanted to own.
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 09-13-2011 09:13 AM

Great looking work bench. My MDF and saw horses are so envious. 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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#5 posted 09-13-2011 10:42 AM

Looking like a wonderful bench.
Congrat on the build.
Best thoughts,

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

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#6 posted 09-13-2011 11:04 AM

Nice bench, very nice bench

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#7 posted 09-13-2011 02:07 PM

Very nice bench looks great.

-- ohio

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#8 posted 09-13-2011 02:19 PM

Nice bench!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 09-13-2011 02:23 PM

Thats a great bench.
You must have had a blast building it. I’m sure using it will bring you years of pleasure.
The Walnut is a really nice touch.
Why did you decide to go with the Holtzapffel Bench?

-- Anthony

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#10 posted 09-13-2011 02:39 PM

Great looking bench!! Very strong looking and sturdy. I am sure you will enjoy using it for years to come

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#11 posted 09-13-2011 02:47 PM

That is one fine bench!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 09-13-2011 03:19 PM

This is a gorgeous little bench. Good job, and great choice on the no tool well. I wish I had done that.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#13 posted 09-13-2011 06:13 PM

Very nice!!!

-- Stumpybear,Petersburg PA

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#14 posted 09-13-2011 07:23 PM

Great bench. I’ve been following your blog a little. Very informative. Thanks.

-- Bryan

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#15 posted 09-13-2011 07:32 PM

If I had that bench in my workshop I wouldn’t use it. I’d just look at it. Beautiful.

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