Left-handed workbench

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Project by gsuing posted 525 days ago 2348 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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#1 posted 525 days ago

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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#2 posted 525 days ago

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

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#3 posted 525 days ago

Wow! Nicely done.

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#4 posted 525 days ago

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

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#5 posted 525 days ago

That puppy is M A S S I V E!

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#6 posted 525 days ago

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

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#7 posted 525 days ago

Very nice bench!

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#8 posted 525 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments.


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#9 posted 525 days ago

Real nice.


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#10 posted 524 days ago

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

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#11 posted 524 days ago

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

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#12 posted 524 days ago

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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#13 posted 524 days ago

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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#14 posted 524 days ago

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.


-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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#15 posted 523 days ago

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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