Bench Progress

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Project by mjlauro posted 04-04-2008 01:16 AM 2479 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I posted some picture of the base of my workbench. My intentions where to have this completed by April, but as you can see that did not happen. Anyway, I thought I would post a couple of updated pictures so you can all see how far I have gotten. I’m still at least two weeks from completion, but things are starting to move rather quickly. I’m also encouraged because I have not ran into many problems. I guess I’m saving them all for the tail vise. As Always I welcome all questions, comments and solutions. Thanks

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 04-04-2008 02:30 AM

Wow, very nice design. Looks very stable and well built. Big commitment of space in a 1 car garage but worth it. This is a very professional looking bench.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 04-04-2008 03:29 AM

April is not over yet so you still have almost a month to go. This is looking pretty good so far.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 03:52 AM

I bet you can’t wait to gitter-dun! Great progress, don’t hurry if you don’t have to. The joy is in the making.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 08:50 AM

Looking better all the time. Keep up the good work.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-04-2008 10:48 AM

This is going to be a great bench when completed. Then we’ll be watching for projects coming off of it.

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#6 posted 04-04-2008 02:50 PM

Looks like you are well on your way!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#7 posted 04-05-2008 03:22 AM

Coming along nicely. Good work!

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#8 posted 04-05-2008 05:15 AM


-- Scott - Chico California

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#9 posted 04-07-2008 06:14 PM

Looks great! Hey, is that a new Unisaw in the background too??? Congrates on the new bench and the new best friend.

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Eduardo Rodriguez

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#10 posted 03-07-2009 01:39 AM

Nice job!!

Do you plan to cut dovetails or fingerjoints? I made my bench, same european design. Frank Klausz, used dovetails on the vises, Tage Frid, fingerjoints. I cut dovetails, and was very hard work, because I used Goncalo Alves wood.

-- Tempus fugit...better work wood!!!

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#11 posted 03-07-2009 03:04 AM

Eduardo. See my completed bench.i used finger joints on the tail vise.

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