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Project by gsuing posted 02-19-2013 05:10 PM 3330 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my left-handed workbench made from solid maple. It has a Lie-Nielsen chain-drive front vise and a Nyquist-style end vise made with a Lee Valley vise screw.





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ClayandNancy

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 05:21 PM

Nice work but it’s backwards. Ok Ok I’m sorry, my wife’s left handed, I’m going to pay for this. All kidding aside very nice work. My bench is almost done, still trying to decide on a side vise. Twin screw or a large face vise.

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jcwalleye

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 05:42 PM

Very nice job. That bench will be in service for centuries.

Welcome to LJ.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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Sandra

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 05:44 PM

Wow! Nicely done.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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7Footer

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 06:46 PM

Awesome, a lefty’s dream workbench! I am uber jealous. Excellent work.

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DouginVa

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 07:32 PM

That puppy is M A S S I V E!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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Dallas

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 07:39 PM

From one southpaw to another…. That is a thing of beauty.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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LeChuck

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 08:27 PM

Very nice bench!

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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gsuing

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 10:47 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Greg

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 10:50 PM

Real nice.

Lee

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JSB

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#10 posted 02-20-2013 02:57 AM

Great job on the bench. It will serve you well. Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com

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exelectrician

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#11 posted 02-20-2013 04:40 AM

Quality, workmanship, and wonderful finish, you have a bench for the rest of your life!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 02-20-2013 07:28 AM

So nice I would be afraid to work on this. What a great job you did, enjoy for many yrs!

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

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Paul59

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#13 posted 02-20-2013 03:26 PM

Congrats, and nice job, from a fellow lefty. :)

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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WhoMe

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#14 posted 02-20-2013 05:42 PM

Nice looking bench. Gotta love the lefty ones. Being a lefty myself, I will be building a lefty bench one of these days too. Now I have a better idea of what it will look like.

Thanks

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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HorizontalMike

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#15 posted 02-21-2013 12:31 AM

Welcome to LJs! And wow, what a great bench to start things out! Great looking shop as well.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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