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Axle505

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08-19-2016 12:19 AM

Found it in the local classifieds.

—Rockler vices
—select Douglas Fir
—homemade and weighs a ton! (Well, it’s heavy…)


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#1 posted 08-19-2016 01:14 AM

Looks nice and it seems not at all a bad deal.

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#2 posted 08-19-2016 01:18 AM

Is the top as thick as the apron? I dont know your locality, but seems a bit high$, $200 in my market would be about right, no lower cabinet or drawers, but you could build a fit in modual cabinet with drawers/ shelves to insert below the top.

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#3 posted 08-19-2016 01:37 AM

Oh, SoCal. A Sjoberg table here is a $550 for less than half the size. The vices alone are $300 retail. Yes, on the apron. Or, it has none—if I understand you.

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#4 posted 08-19-2016 01:43 AM

I think you got ripped off my man. But since I’m such a nice guy ill buy it from you for what you paid. That way you’re not out anything :)

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#5 posted 08-19-2016 01:52 AM

Awfully nice of you JW, but I think I’ll keep her for the moment and cut my losses!

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#6 posted 08-19-2016 02:03 AM

Doug Fir is a hard and dence Conifer Wood, but soft in MHO for a bench top. Makes nice legs and rails for a hard wood top. I will stand by my original post, $100 to much based on my local.
I made mine, 30” deep, 72” wide/long, Doug Fir legs and upper and lower rails. 3/4”OSB with a 1 1/8 High Density Particle Board bench top, glued and screwed together, with a 1/4” Masonite Tempered screwed on layer.
Made a lower cabinet with drawers and shelves, all said and done, about $300, plus a CL $35 wood vice with quick release.

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#7 posted 08-19-2016 02:15 AM

This was my model, as I said different top material, and the lower space I put in/filled it with a modular cabinet, drawers on one side shelving with slide out rails on the other side.
https://www.woodstore.net/plans/shop-plans/workbenches/1665-Traditional-Workbench.html

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#8 posted 08-19-2016 02:17 AM

That’s a beautiful bench.

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#9 posted 08-19-2016 02:24 AM

That’s a real nice looking bench. My only beef is the OSB shelf. I absolutely hate OSB and in spite of that it’s what I used for the walls and ceiling in my garage. Go figure.

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#10 posted 08-19-2016 02:28 AM

At some point I’ll replace it. Yeah. Right now, I’m gonna clean it up and flatten it.

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#11 posted 08-19-2016 03:07 AM



At some point I ll replace it. Yeah. Right now, I m gonna clean it up and flatten it.

- Axle505

What the top or lower shelf?? if the top flatten and get Masonite Tempered Masonite board for a hard top and sacrificial, if just screwed on with counter sunk flat heads so yoou dont harm a plane blade.

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#12 posted 08-19-2016 03:10 AM

The lower self.

Hm. Masonite….

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#13 posted 08-19-2016 03:29 AM


The lower self.

Hm. Masonite….

- Axle505

Well I was referring to the top, whey flatten a lower shelf?

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#14 posted 08-19-2016 03:38 AM

Sorry, got confused.

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#15 posted 08-19-2016 03:44 AM


Doug Fir is a hard and dence Conifer Wood, but soft in MHO for a bench top. Makes nice legs and rails for a hard wood top. I will stand by my original post, $100 to much based on my local.
I made mine, 30” deep, 72” wide/long, Doug Fir legs and upper and lower rails. 3/4”OSB with a 1 1/8 High Density Particle Board bench top, glued and screwed together, with a 1/4” Masonite Tempered screwed on layer.
Made a lower cabinet with drawers and shelves, all said and done, about $300, plus a CL $35 wood vice with quick release.

- nightguy

Forgot to say, that I bordered the top with 2” White Ash the same thickness as the finished top.

Forgot to say, that I bordered the top with 2” White Ash the same thickness as the finished top.

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