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Project by andyboy posted 841 days ago 3415 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.

http://youtu.be/Jfl4ZzF5HGg

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





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 841 days ago

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

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

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eddie

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#2 posted 841 days ago

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

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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andyboy

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#3 posted 841 days ago

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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bowtie

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#4 posted 840 days ago

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

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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knothead

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#5 posted 840 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 840 days ago

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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nomercadies

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#7 posted 840 days ago

What a fine fit between your 100X50’s

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 840 days ago

Nice workbench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bob817

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#9 posted 840 days ago

as we say up around here WICK-ED NICE!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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GrandpaLen

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#10 posted 839 days ago

Andy,

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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Mauricio

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#11 posted 839 days ago

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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IceCactus

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#12 posted 837 days ago

Love it!

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steliart

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#13 posted 836 days ago

very nice work

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

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 835 days ago

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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andyboy

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#15 posted 835 days ago

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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