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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-06-2005, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Next to my rounter center (that is next on my projects list) the single most important "tool" in my shop (IMHO) is the workbench. I have spent over 2 months researching and about 30 hours over a 3 week period to reach the final product.

I know it is not as pretty as some and is more of a hybrid than a typical woodworkers bench, but my needs were a little on the multi-purpose end.

This thing ended up with an 80X32 top laminated from 2 solid wood doors and an oak ply face. It stands 34" proud and weighs in at over 500 lbs. Overkill? Probably, but should take about any punishment I can dish out.

I just had to share it with y'all as it has served as a real learning experience and I'm a little proud of it

Go easy on me.... I'm still a newbie.....
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Wow, excellent job Bob N! Thumbs up for you!!

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Bob N You should be proud. It looks good enough to eat off of. Are you sure it isn't a kitchen table?

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It's great, Bob.

Two questions...
1. Does it have it's first scratch on it yet?
2. Can you make me one?

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It is a fine piece of work. A couple of questions : what is the wood used for the tail vise and are the holes round or rectangular?.

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It's great, Bob.

Two questions...
1. Does it have it's first scratch on it yet?
2. Can you make me one?

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1. Yes
2. Are you single and wealthy?
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It is a fine piece of work. A couple of questions : what is the wood used for the tail vise and are the holes round or rectangular?.

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jerry,

I ended up having to use 2X10 yellow pine for the vice faces which was not my first choice by any means, but could not find anything better at the time. I had to use borg material to build this thing, but I will find a good wood supplier for future projects I assure you I have the option of remaking the face vices down the road after I locate better stock, but I needed to get this project behind me for now.

The bench dog holes are all 3/4 round which appears to be standard these days. I surveyed many woodworkes and came to the conclusion that round single row was was adequate for all practical purposes if done right.
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Thanks for the kind comments. This has really been a learning experience for me, but then again.... aren't they all?
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Woweee!!! That's a chunk of wood!! S-W-T!
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Very very nice work like the way you put the cabinets in it don't see that every day. Great looking top. What kind of wood did you use for the top and what kind of finish.
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