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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 03-02-2017 06:25 AM 495 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2017 06:25 AM

My work bench for 25 years was an old bookshelf, turned on its side with two 3/4” slabs of plywood for a top and a record quick release vise. Then I built a Roubo bench. Wow, I can’t believe how much better a solid, unmovable bench works. I also wanted to build a Moxon vise and my wife got me the Benchcrafted hardware for Christmas. After thinking about it for a while, I became concerned that I would either leave the big hreavy Moxon vise on my bench (in the way) or not use it much because of the weight and bulk. So I built a permanent Moxon Set up completing it just before beginning to build a Greene and Greene inspired, Darrell Peart designed blanket chest with proud finger joints. The saw bench was a dream to work with, It holds the work tightly, the height is perfect for sawing and chiseling the joints. The Benchcrafted hardware is very nice but I’m not sure I would choose it again. The wheels are a bit small and will take some getting used to. Anyway this bench is a great addition to my shop.
The top is Beech and Cherry and the legs are leftover 4×6 Doug Fir from a patio cover project. Never worked with Beech before. I put a coat of BLO on it all and the beech blotched a bit like cherry. IMO Beech and Cherry go well together. Sorry I can’t figure out how to rotate the picture

-- Ken

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#1 posted 03-02-2017 10:12 AM

That’s a great idea and the bench looks nice.

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