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Project by Ron Harper posted 02-26-2013 03:39 PM 2979 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been following the discussions on the net about joinery benches. I have found that I use it a lot more than my other bench, because the height is more comfortable for a lot of my work. Top is doug fir. Legs and apron are SYP. Legs are laminated with built in lap joints. Vise is made from two old screws that I rescued from an antique mall. They had been made into lamps.

-- Ron in Kokomo





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 03:43 PM

Nice!Cool looking shop and tools too. A great place to hang out, for sure.

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 03:43 PM

nice bench and setup work environment for joinery. seems very intuitive and everything within reach

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fatandy2003

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 04:26 PM

Ron,

I like the idea, but what do you do when the pieces you are jointing are either longer that the width of your table (toward the wall) and when they are too wide to fit in the vise (this may not be an issue, I may just have a skewed idea of the dimensions of the bench)?

Thanks,

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 04:27 PM

Very nice! I could definitely see the use for one of these things in addition to a traditional bench.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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GerardoArg1

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#5 posted 02-26-2013 05:08 PM

I like that. Great place and very nice. Congratulations.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Ron Harper

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 05:09 PM

Bench is 4 ft x 2 ft. Vise is 16 in between screws. If that i too skinny, I have a Moxon Vise. 24 in between screws. My other bench is 7 ft long by 24 in deep. 7 inches lower than this one. Now primarily used for planing of all sorts, though I use the smaller bench for finish planing most things

-- Ron in Kokomo

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 05:51 PM

Very nice bench a good height for fine work
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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thebigvise

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#8 posted 02-26-2013 06:05 PM

I love your specialized bench. I agree with the comment above that your shop seems to be a warm and inviting place.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#9 posted 02-26-2013 06:08 PM

Nice joinery bench 4’x2’ is almost the size of my regular bench lol

Can I ask what the height of it is? I saw that it’s 7” higher than your other workbench, does that make it around 40” tall?

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MShort

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#10 posted 02-26-2013 07:01 PM

Nice bench Ron.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 02-26-2013 07:13 PM

Your shop is a beauty and that is a very nice bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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crank49

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#12 posted 02-26-2013 10:55 PM

Great looking shop and great save on those screws.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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jeff

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#13 posted 02-27-2013 04:13 AM

Nice bench and your shop does look inviting…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Ron Harper

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#14 posted 02-27-2013 04:18 AM

43 inches tall on the joinery bench. May move the screws. They are pretty slow. May move themtoth planing bench where that isn ‘t o much of an issue

-- Ron in Kokomo

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