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Project by mike1950 posted 120 days ago 2426 views 27 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a new Highland Emmert repro vise on craigslist so of course I needed to make a bench for it. I did not need another bench but they are fun to make. Also I had a better idea of what I wanted for drawers -shelf-stop on top and tray. Top is hard maple-drawer faces and panels are Big leaf maple and frame is walnut. the 2 woods in stop are unknown. It has a larger top then old bench but it seems so much smaller. Looking forward to using vise and bench. One more vise to install when it gets here and a few holes to drill but it is a user now.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 120 days ago

Outstanding work Mike, congrats.

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#2 posted 120 days ago

Nice build. Good luck with your new baby…. get some scratches in it quick, then you can appreciate it.. don’t let it be a beauty queen… :-)

-- Jeff NJ

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sedcokid

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#3 posted 120 days ago

It is so beautiful that I would be afraid to use it. Looks to me that you did an outstanding job in making this.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Picklehead

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#4 posted 120 days ago

If you put so much as a dent in that bench I’m sending the furniture police out to put it in foster care! Holy crap, nice job!!!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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Matt in Franklin

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#5 posted 120 days ago

nice! That’s got to be one expensive bench with all that solid maple and walnut. and it must be as heavy as a small car too!

-- I'm just a simple caveman

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 120 days ago

Very nice work bench, you have done an amazing job in building and design….looks too good to use…:)
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 120 days ago

though not nearly as nice as yours, I built a bench with a similar layout and I use the space between the top and the drawers to store frequently used clamps.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 120 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.
That would be in my kitchen, not my workshop. ;-)

I love the drawers and will be doing the same when I get to my workbench.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 120 days ago

Amazing I love it, but like i say to all the nice benches out there way to pretty to do any work on LOL

Such a great piece, thanks for sharing

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 120 days ago

If that were my work bench, I probably wouldn’t get any work done on it. Wouldn’t want to mar it or get it dirty.

Great looking piece of furniture !

-- Dick, Ohio

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JL7

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#11 posted 120 days ago

That’s a real beauty…....nice work!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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TechTeacher04

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#12 posted 120 days ago

Amazing craftsman ship, only problem is in my eyes it is too beautiful to use. I would agonize about every scratch, chip and hammer divot.

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steve_in_ohio

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#13 posted 120 days ago

Wow, that is just so amazingly beautiful. amazing job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 120 days ago

outstanding bench Mike,way to nice to work off of.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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woodtickgreg

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#15 posted 120 days ago

I’d put that in my bed room and use it as a dresser! Beautiful work my friend.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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