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Project by andyboy posted 04-13-2012 04:00 AM 4286 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my workbench. I checked the vice in with a chisel and mallet. Sometimes the noise of a router is too irritating and the satisfaction of using hand tools really cuts the mustard. I plugged the hole with some 32mm alloy and sanded them flush with the belt sander.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#1 posted 04-13-2012 04:40 AM

Nice work. I think it looks better with the future box joint on the bottom than just straight across ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 04:48 AM

nice bench,i like it. is that laminated 2×4s looks solid

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 05:03 AM

Yes Eddie, laminated 2×4s or in kiwi land 100×50s

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#4 posted 04-13-2012 10:19 AM

nice bench, like the drawers, plan on adding some to mine soon.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 04-13-2012 11:47 AM

Sweet Bench!

I too plugged the bolt hols from the vise installation with poplar that was stained black for contrast – same great look.

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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#6 posted 04-13-2012 11:54 AM

Hi Andy. Nice workbench…...........Jim

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

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#7 posted 04-13-2012 01:49 PM

What a fine fit between your 100X50’s

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#8 posted 04-13-2012 02:12 PM

Nice workbench!

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#9 posted 04-13-2012 04:13 PM

as we say up around here WICK-ED NICE!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#10 posted 04-14-2012 11:36 AM


The Box Joints of your Bench assembly are very nicely done and it’s refreshing to see a different spin on taming the racking of a workbench.
That’s definately thinking “Outside the Box”

Very nice fit and finish. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#11 posted 04-14-2012 08:36 PM

Freaking awesome!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#12 posted 04-16-2012 04:51 PM

Love it!

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#13 posted 04-17-2012 01:47 PM

very nice work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#14 posted 04-18-2012 03:17 PM

Simple, efficient,different from the rest. :-) How does it work?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 04-18-2012 08:49 PM

Tom, it works great. Yesterday I made two mdf boxes for a friends photography exhibition. It is nice to work on but a side of the box slipped off the bench and scraped its way down my shin.*!!## that really hurt. Really nice and solid.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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