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Project by Cecil Rogers posted 345 days ago 2760 views 28 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the handiest additions I’ve made to the bench… Raising the work just a tad makes cutting and chopping dovetails SO much easier.

A little more detail is at http://www.scrgeek.com/woodwork/bob.html

-- Cecil, Orange Park, FL





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 345 days ago

It looks interesting and well made. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Richforever

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#2 posted 345 days ago

Nice! I’ll have to add this to my “list”.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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jordanp

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#3 posted 345 days ago

Very nice..

-- Jordan - Rockwall TX - ”Here’s what im talking about: tweaked nuts:” - Stef

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The Box Whisperer

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#4 posted 345 days ago

that is really nice

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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iamcliff

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#5 posted 345 days ago

Awesome

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , Proverbs 16:9

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SteveGaskins

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#6 posted 345 days ago

Sam, very nice bench to accommodate those dovetails. By the way, love the Blue Spruce mallet and chisels, too.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Bill_N

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#7 posted 345 days ago

I like it but it does look heavy and hard to store
How much trouble is it to move around
It looks very well made

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Cecil Rogers

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#8 posted 345 days ago

Thanks for the kudos, folks.

@Bill_N: When it’s not in use, I set it on the back edge of the bench or on the shelf under the bench. Storage really isn’t a problem. As for weight, I would guess it’s in the 30 lb. range, give or take a few pounds. It’s not exactly light, but it is rock solid, and that was my trade off. It is very easy to grasp and isn’t at all awkward to move around… Hope that helps a little.

@SteveGaskins: They were a gift from my daughter. They are AWESOME tools, indeed.

-- Cecil, Orange Park, FL

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Willeh

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#9 posted 343 days ago

Thats a nice one! What did you use for the vice hardware?

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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Bill_N

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#10 posted 343 days ago

I can see how helpful this can be
I am tall and my back longs for things to be a little higher

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Cecil Rogers

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#11 posted 343 days ago

Willeh, the vise hardware is from Benchcrafted. It really is good stuff.

Bill_N, it really has made a tremendous difference in my comfort level for certain aspects of handwork. This thing is just a tad over 7” high, but for me, that puts the surface of it just below my elbows. Sawing is now more of a natural movement instead of some contortion act, and chisel work is at the perfect height. This small addition to my shop has been just about as useful as the bench itself. It was very much worth the time and effort to build it.

-- Cecil, Orange Park, FL

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