Veritas split top workbench, any build it or use it?

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Forum topic by KenBry posted 02-15-2012 03:39 AM 1482 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-15-2012 03:39 AM

I bought the plans for the veritas split top workbench. Have any of you built this bench? I was looking at the hardware set sold by veritas and was also wondering if anyone has gone that route on this build. Any info folks can offer on this bench is appreciated.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 03:05 AM

I hope you blog the build, it should be a great project.

-- "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 02-24-2012 11:24 AM

I can’t say if I am going to build that bench or create a hybrid of it. I have been reading allot of books/Magazines/websites on benches. I almost bought a Ulima bench off Craigslist and then backed out because it was just to long for my needs. What ever I do build will include many features of what people say works and works well.
I might blog the build after the fact. Going to take pictures along the way as I build.. Thanks for that thought.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 12:19 AM

I recently acquired a split top bench built from the Veritas plans. I was leery of the design at first, but love it now that I have used it. Construction is not complete yet, but should be soon. I have to add the skirts and vises, then attach the top. It is built out of goncalo alves and I am using Ambrosia maple for the vise jaws. I’ll get some pics up soon.

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 10:38 PM

Thanks, I look forward to seeing them. At this time I am still debating which bench I am going to end up building.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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