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Dan

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 09:55 PM

You just wanted to show off your nice bench didn’t you?.... :)

No, but really thats one of the nicest SYP made workbench that I have seen. Looks like you have another nice looking SYP saw bench tucked back there also?

I have built 4 work benches now and I will probably build more in the future. Here is my main bench that I made about a year ago… Its a split top design made from red oak, maple, silver maple, cherry, and basswood. Basswood was only used for bottom storage planks. The most interesting feature of my bench is probably my shop made sliding tail vise. Rather then buying a tail vise I made my own using an very large and heavy antique bar clamp. The clamp is attached to a sliding section on the top of the bench as shown in the photos. I went with square dogs so I could make my own out of wood. The makeshift tail vise actually works pretty well and I am happy with it. For the front vise I used an antique Wilton vise that I restored/repainted.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"


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