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Project by jmos posted 06-28-2012 03:49 PM 4044 views 18 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I figured I would add this to my projects. I blogged the build if anyone is interested.

This bench is largely based off of the PW gluebo bench; the top is LVL with maple banding and a few maple boards added in. Its 7’-2” long, 33” tall, and 26” deep. has a Lake Erie leg vise with sliding deadman and a home made twin screw end vise. The base is red oak. Finished with a couple coats of BLO.

I built this January and February 2012, and used it for my latest project. It was great!

Lots more detail in the blog if you inclined.

-- John





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Enoelf

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 04:05 PM

Sharp looking bench! Looks heavy enough to take anything you throw at it.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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BTimmons

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 04:28 PM

I guess it’s a left-handed bench, eh? Usually I’ve seen leg vises on the other side.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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jmos

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 04:56 PM

Thanks!

Yes, it is a left handed bench. Isn’t everyone left handed? ;-)

-- John

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Squidman

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 05:10 PM

LVL?

-- Bob

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Squidman

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 05:12 PM

OK, answered my own question:

Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is an engineered wood product that uses multiple layers of thin wood assembled with adhesives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminated_veneer_lumber

-- Bob

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 05:22 PM

Great project, sure to see lots of use and always be the centerpiece to the shop.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 06-28-2012 06:38 PM

That is an impressive looking workbench!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 06-28-2012 07:15 PM

I think that’s the best looking bench I’ve ever seen.

Great job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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SergeantSawDust

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#9 posted 06-28-2012 07:52 PM

Nice work bench! Hopefully I can work up the nerve to make one of those in the near future.

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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carguy460

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#10 posted 06-28-2012 08:00 PM

That deadman has some sweet curves!!! That is a great bench, great job!

-- Jason K

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jmos

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#11 posted 06-28-2012 10:19 PM

Thank you all!

I love working on it. I don’t think I could have pulled of the bookcase I just posted without a better bench than I had.

-- John

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MonteCristo

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#12 posted 06-28-2012 11:04 PM

Roubo would be pleased. Well done !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#13 posted 06-29-2012 12:08 AM

Nice work. Into the favorites it goes.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 06-29-2012 10:30 AM

It looks GOOD

It must be a pleasure to use

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 06-29-2012 10:54 AM

Jmos, I love the combination of your bench with the nice display of all your tools. Truly something to be envious of! The LVL looks like a nice, tight straight-grained wood, too! Great work, as always.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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