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Forum topic by JUC posted 03-31-2013 at 03:21 PM 892 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2013 at 03:21 PM

I am thin king about buying a new work bench. The Lie-Nielsen is a lot of $ and they want $700 to ship to Colorado. I am looking at the Paul Revere from American workbench ttp:// Workbench. I have some concerns about the butcher block top and the yellow pine base. Does anyone have knowledge of this bench. It still in a lot of $ for this retired guy, but I do need a new bench. I prefer not to make one at this time.
Thanks for the help! and or information!!

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 at 03:37 PM

I can tell you now that you’re going to hear “build it yourself” a lot. Much more cost effective as well.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 at 04:17 PM

I know Monte, I just prefer not to build one right now

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 at 04:17 PM

Monte took the words out of my mouth Build it yourself save alot of money and have the satisfaction of doing it the way you want it

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 at 06:31 PM

Have someone local to you build it. Surely if you provide wood and compensation someone near you would be willing to build it. Save a hell of a lot of money in shipping and probably some as far as production and could probably get something that fits your needs better.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 at 06:37 PM

Monte Pittman +1 you took the words right off my keyboard… (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 at 06:44 PM

If dollars ain’t a problem buy it, so you can start building stuff. I am assuming that 700 dollars buys the bench and that includes the cost of shipping. As others have said , you could likely build a much better bench for less money.

I can relate to having different priorities after retirement if you are just getting into the hobby.

I would shop around though. A good bench could pop up for sale in your area.

Check out estate sales,craigslist, etc..

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 at 06:51 PM

Did you check out the benches that Woodcraft has? There’s one in Loveland, the staff is pretty good.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#8 posted 03-31-2013 at 07:33 PM

Ben’s idea is really good. If you don’t want to make your own for some reason, but have the money to pay for one, then I’m sure there’s a talented woodworker near you that could use the project and get you what you want. And guys, he said he didn’t want to make his own. Of course we can assume he could and it’s cheaper, so there’s probably a good reason he doesn’t want to.

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#9 posted 03-31-2013 at 07:56 PM

That’s a nice looking bench and it’s on sale right now. Only comment I would have is that the top might be a bit thin for some holdfasts but since it has dog holes and a tail vice you may not need them.

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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