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Thought I would try this version of a bench for my hand tool work. Built in 2011, its doing just fine and wouldn’t change a thing.
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#1 posted 03-19-2013 01:23 AM
Looks like some cool features on it.
#2 posted 03-19-2013 02:06 AM
Primary design is for hand tool work, and it excels at that. Its light enough to move around yet you can still plane on it without it moving a bit.
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#3 posted 03-19-2013 02:24 AM
Is that your design? I’ve never seen one with the pipe clamps built in to it. Really interesting.
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#4 posted 03-19-2013 03:07 AM
No not my design. There have been several posted here on LJ.
Check this out by the guy who did design it.
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#5 posted 03-19-2013 03:08 AM
Nice build….should give you many years of faithful service….
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#6 posted 03-19-2013 11:51 AM
I like the whole pipe clamp design of it. Smart, economical, and you can find them anywhere. Great build. Been thinking about doing an end vice like that.
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#7 posted 03-19-2013 05:28 PM
I’ve bought the plans as well…. but then…. I started look at other benches…. and on, and on…. Paralysis by analysis.So. Do you love the bench? How often to you grumble to yourself about the time required to adjust the clamps, remove panels, etc? Do you think the bench is really flat (enough) with the mdf panels? Thanks
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#8 posted 03-19-2013 05:41 PM
I incorporated the planing hook and the adjustable ledge below it into my Roubo style bench. I was about 50% done with my bench when first I saw the article on the “New Fangled” bench.
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#9 posted 03-19-2013 06:37 PM
i built one and love it its a great bench ,great job
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#10 posted 03-19-2013 08:16 PM
I can honestly tell you that yes I do love this bench. I’ve been using it for 2 years now with no regrets. The time it takes for to you adjust the center well clamps or the planing beam for that matter, is very small. I added the end vise and a row of dog holes for it and that gets used more than the clamps down the center for what I do. One nice thing about this unit is, if you decide you don’t like it, your not out much other than some time and a small amount of cash. I don’t think a person would have any trouble at all recouping their investment if they want to sell it.
That planing beam and hook is one of the reasons I chose this bench. Its incredibly handy.
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#11 posted 05-03-2013 01:17 AM
nice to hear – when i get a chance to do some more woodworking I plan to build this bench. I wanted something that would work for hand and power tool work, and this seems really great. I’m happy to hear from someone who has used it for hand tool work to confirm my beliefs :) I was considering beefing up the top… how does it handle roughhousing (hard chisel and handplane work)?
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#12 posted 05-03-2013 01:29 AM
Perhaps the most beautiful projects I see posted here are the work benches. Yours certainly makes it into that class.
I honestly wouldn’t know what to do with one, but I want one anyway. I’ll bring it inside and look at it.
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