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Project by CartersWhittling posted 11-23-2011 01:49 AM 13879 views 36 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. This is the workbench I finished making on November the 12th. It is a combination of both the Roubo and Scandinavian bench designs. It has a shoulder vise, leg vise, and tail vise. The bench is made from hard maple with the shoulder vise chop and sliding deadman made of walnut. I also have two holdfasts to go with the bench. I may eventually make a shelf between the base stretchers, but not sure yet. The top is also removable from the base to make the 250+ lb bench much easier to move. The bench took just over 2 months of full time work to build, but the design was made back in June. I have two 2 1/2” 2tpi wooden screws on the leg vise and shoulder vise, with a 2” 2 tpi screw on the tail vise. The bench is finished with boiled linseed oil.

If you go to the link here http://lumberjocks.com/CartersWhittling/blog/23792 you can see the first blog entry for the entire build of the workbench.

Here are two videos I made going over the bench now that it is finished. In the first video I talk mainly about the design and construction details, while in the second video I show practically how each vise can be used.

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-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/





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kiefer

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 02:18 AM

Now that is a bench !
Beautiful in every detail .
Just wish it was mine !
Congrats and thanks for the videos

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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SASmith

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 02:23 AM

Very impressive.
You should be proud.
I enjoyed the build blog too.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 02:25 AM

Just completely awesome. Those dovetails are spot on – flawless.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 02:35 AM

That is one great workbench! All kinds of room and beautiful clamping vises and it looks very solid!!

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

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Charles Maxwell

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 02:39 AM

I’m jealous!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Eric in Florida.

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#6 posted 11-23-2011 03:03 AM

You can be mighty proud of that bench.
It’‘l serve you for the rest of your life splendidly!
Beautiful work my friend!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#7 posted 11-23-2011 03:22 AM

I think it came out great! I have been working on a new bench idea and thought I knew exactly what I wanted, but this blog and the wood trex vid have caused me to rethink my design choice! Do i go with Store purchased metal vice hardware or handmade wood screws?! I had made up my mind that I didn’t need a leg vise, but now I am rethinking that aspect of the design.

The video tutorial/class on making the tap and die for the wood screws and nut will be a deciding factor for sure

-- Regards, Norm

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JL7

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#8 posted 11-23-2011 03:45 AM

This is really a masterpiece – so well done. Enjoyed the blog and wish I had your vision.

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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cwdance1

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#9 posted 11-23-2011 04:10 AM

What a beautiful bench or is it a work of art.
If I made that it would be in the front room as a show piece.

Wonderful job!!!

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#10 posted 11-23-2011 06:43 AM

Jeez, nothing short of jaw dropping!

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kenn

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

Now that is a project that put a smile on my face, wonderful job, enjoy it and don’t fret over that first ding, it just means you are using it for its intended purpose.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#12 posted 11-23-2011 07:17 AM

how the hell did this not get a top 3 award i am dumbfounded

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#13 posted 11-23-2011 01:09 PM

Awesome job, I will have to watch all off your build blogs. This is an incredible work that I am sure you are very proud of. Great, great job.

-- Jon

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#14 posted 11-23-2011 02:49 PM

Very, very nice!

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#15 posted 11-23-2011 04:03 PM

Great bench and videos. WELL DONE !!!!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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