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Forum topic by KenBry posted 836 days ago 1213 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KenBry

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836 days ago

I have been reading allot about benches. So I started mine fianlly. I was planning a roubo type with Benchcrafed components. Now I know their components have become very popular with the wood whisperer community using them. Now that mark finished his bench build Benchcrafted took thier components back to the drawing board. At the hieght of popularity they choose to stop production for 12 weeks and redesign.

I was planing on buying thier products as I needed them when I started my build. First I discovered it was a 4 week wait. Now it’s a twelve week wait and a pending price increase. I pretty much have come to the conclusion that that’s not the place I’ll be buying from now. Luckily I found out about thier shortage and lack of supply before I cut my bench to match thier templates.

Since I now have no way to know if they will meet their deadline or not I think it’s wise for me to consider other options.

I think i’ll go big wood screw for the front vice. Lake erie is the one i like.

Any other ideas similar to bench crafted for the end vice?

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.


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#1 posted 836 days ago

I have been looking at this site
http://www.workbenchdesign.net/rvises.html
Also i am looking at the lie nielsen tail vice.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#2 posted 836 days ago

That bites.

Lee Valley, Lie-Nielsen, and Hovarter have tail vises similar to Benchcrafted

-- John

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#3 posted 836 days ago

Harbor Freight has a 10” woodworkers vise for 35 bucks.

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#4 posted 836 days ago

Yea, harbor frieght probably won’t suit my need.

I was looking at lee valley earlier i havn’t heard of hovarter. Gonna look at them next.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#5 posted 836 days ago

Just looked at that hovarter. Pretty slick, thaks for pointing me to thier site.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#6 posted 836 days ago

Don’t you love this site! :-)

-- John

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