WoodWorking Bench

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Project by Whitt posted 11-07-2013 06:04 PM 1585 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last of the “Summer Projects” off my list.
All the wood is scrap lumber I have accumulated over a period of time.
The top is from a piece of floor from an old bowling alley at a local church basement. (you might notice little black specks on the top by the vise, someone shot the floor with a shotgun(?), I removed lots of shot before planing)
The frame is the last of my Southern Yellow Pine from a Skid Dumpster.
Leg Vise is Curly Maple from a local Cabinet shop, that I laminated together and use a piece of cherry for the jaw.
The Vise handle is Black Walnut from a tree that my grandfather had planted years ago, but blew over in a wind storm.
Jaws for tail vise are cherry as well.
Used handmade Oak Dowels for all Joinery and Including cleats, Using a hole in a steel plate is easier than it sounds (as long as the wood is straight grained)
Both vise hardware came from Garage sales. (Love garage sale gems)
The 1st Photo is a 1st test of my Leg Vise, Cutting a carrying handle into the bottom of my shaving horse.

-- "May the Grain be with You, Always"

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 06:07 PM

Nicely built

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 08:38 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 08:38 AM

Wow. I wish I had those skills. What a great job. Good work!

-- Eric the "Fabbrocator" Fabbro

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