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Forum topic by fineamerican posted 07-22-2010 10:22 PM 897 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2010 10:22 PM

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I was curious as to what most of you thought about a till being at the face vise side of your bench. Ive not seen this very option very much, maybe there is a reason i dont know. Has anyone added this to thier bench wished they hadnt? Wish they had? Id love to hear about this as Im approaching this phase of my own bench.
Thanks

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com


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#1 posted 07-25-2010 04:58 AM

I am interested in what answers you get, I am in the ‘thinking I need a real bench’ stage of building a bench and am collecting different ideas about benches.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 07-25-2010 06:18 AM

Hi Mark-
Well I guess I presented a boring post, Ill let you know what I come up with hopefully that will help you out when you design you bench, Im blogging about it here on LJ and on my own blog http://thomaswoodworker.blogspot.com/

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com

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#3 posted 07-26-2010 02:44 PM

Don’t take it as being boring, with 20 000 plus members sometimes posts get missed. Did you search for other benches here; some of the blogs talk about why the builders built the benches the way they did?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 07-26-2010 03:56 PM

Depends on what the woodworker using the bench would be most comfortable with.

I would think a till on the vise side of the bench would reduce some clamping options … I wind up clamping a lot of small pieces near the edge of the bench.

I have seen some benches (including some here on LJ’s) with a till in the center of the bench with removable covers.

I will soon be adding a short (24”) removable till to my bench using a t-track installed on the backside of my bench for that purpose.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 07-26-2010 05:01 PM

Probable a lot of folks didn’t respond because they didn’t want to show their ignorance, like ME. What’s a till?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 07-26-2010 05:08 PM

Charlie … No shame in not knowing something.

A till is like a trough or box that is built into a workbench to hold tools, etc. If you take a look at many of the old traditional workbenches, they had a till that held the saws, mallets, chisels, etc. they needed for a particular operation. One advantage of a till is it keeps tools from rolling off the bench onto the floor and possibly injuring the woodworker, or worse yet, damaging the tool!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#7 posted 07-26-2010 05:28 PM

Now I know. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 04:30 AM

You put your tools there ‘till’ yur done workin’ wit dem…:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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