Workbench height extender

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I was in need of a more comfortable way to chop and saw dovetails by hand. The last project had me bending over for so long I thought I might just get stuck in this position. So by making this bech of ash (work top) and the base ( Doug Fir) just over 12” it brought my chisel work up to a more comfortable hright without changing the height to plane boards. The vise allows me to hold boards while I saw out between the pins. Along with the iron holddown to chop out the tails. I really find this a great tool addition to hand work.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#1 posted 963 days ago

Nice job. A bench on a bench really adds a lot of versatility and comfort for cutting joinery. Thanks for sharing.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#2 posted 963 days ago


-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#3 posted 963 days ago

Nice bench, I am looking making one of these myself. Did you make the screws? Trying to find a good source of them.

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#4 posted 963 days ago


-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#5 posted 963 days ago

where’d you get the wood screws? Make them yourself r purchase them? LOVE it!


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#6 posted 963 days ago

great work :-)
thank´s for sharing


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#7 posted 963 days ago

Great Job! How do you secure the Ash bench to your work bench?

-- So much wood, so little time

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#8 posted 963 days ago

I’ve seen a few of these on LJ’s but have no idea what the use of a 1/4 scale workbench is. Can someone help me out?

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#9 posted 963 days ago

Nice little bench and good job building it.
I won’t ask about the screws but more pics would be good and I hope your ts is not your bench !

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 962 days ago

Excellent idea. I’m getting sick of bending over dovetails myself, so this project may join my queue. Do you secure the mini bench to the main bench somehow?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#11 posted 962 days ago

Great idea! would love to hear more details.

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

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#12 posted 962 days ago

You have a holdfast on the bench, but are there any holes in the bench top? I cannot see any?

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23

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#13 posted 962 days ago

Great idea.

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