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    Classic Inspired Workbench

    I have had a few workbenches over the years, but have always wanted a solid old style workbench with all the clamping options. Playing around in my sketch book the last few years, with different ideas, I came up with a mix of old and new ideas that I am happy with and should suit my purposes of traditional woodworking and pattermaking. Here is a picture of my final working sketch.

    Classic Inspired Workbench-1.jpg

    The next two pictures is the wood and hardware I used.

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    All the joinery was mortise and tenon.

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    The finished bench, still needs 3 coats of a tough durathane finish.

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    The leg vise with modified scissor support assembly.

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    The Moxon vise, this vise will clamp a 20" wide panel across it's full width.

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    One of 2 conventional quick adjust vises.

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    Two pictures of the complete workbench, one with vises wide open, one with vises closed.

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    The complete bench comes in close to 400 lbs. and the built in clamp rack will add close to 200 lbs. in clamps. Very solid and stable. For lots more pictures, the full build is on my site at the following link.

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    Very nice looking bench Carlos!
    From the time you're born till' you ride in a hearse, there's nothing so bad it couldn't be worse!

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    Thanks Jon, I needed a place to deposit all my interests and musings that might not be appropriate for other sites.

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    Thanks Carlos B! We've added your Workbench to our Workbenches category,
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