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Project by Hellough posted 225 days ago 1592 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wrote a blog that gives a full description on how I went about this. It’s not a pretty bench, but it is surely cheap and functional. Here’s the link to the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/Hellough/blog/37682

-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...





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Airframer

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#1 posted 225 days ago

That looks like a very functional bench! I like the tail vise. Very clever.

-- Eric - http://theidiotgaloot.com

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Skippy906

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#2 posted 224 days ago

I built the exact same bench several years ago, great design and rock solid. The only problem I had with the tail vice is bumping into the clamp handle when walking around the bench, so I took it out and put it in only when needed. Looks great, and I like the idea of the flat surface with the MDF on the top.

-- Making progress

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Hellough

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#3 posted 224 days ago

Airframer, thanks! It’s a whole lot cheaper than priced ones!

Skippy, I can foresee that being a problem, especially with the size of my shop. Luckily, the one screw deal makes it a breeze to remove. It was a pretty ingenious design.

-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 224 days ago

Nice work looks solid!

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

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#5 posted 224 days ago

great bench!

-- Greg Simon

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RaggedKerf

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#6 posted 224 days ago

That is really cool, man. I can see some features I want incorporate into my next bench…whenever that is.

-- Steve http://vaughtwoodworks.wordpress.com

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Hellough

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#7 posted 224 days ago

Thanks, guys!

-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...

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BillyD3152

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#8 posted 224 days ago

neat

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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Belg1960

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#9 posted 223 days ago

My kind of build, a user’s bench. It looks like a great build. Good luck with it and here’s hoping you can build many great projects on it.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#10 posted 223 days ago

A great WORK bench. It isn’t one you’ll be afraid to use for fear of damaging the finish. Good job.

-- Dave K.

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Hellough

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#11 posted 220 days ago

Thanks! I’m looking forward to it’s first chisel mark.

-- Learning patience quicker than I am the art of woodworking...

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soylentgreen

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#12 posted 50 days ago

I thought I saw this before, here’s the plans, I built one too. Nice job.
http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/projects/archive/2009/03/04/tom-s-torsion-box-workbench.aspx

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