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    Finally Finished the Work Bench

    I finally finished the work bench. It has a shoulder vise and a bench vise. It isnt 100% complete because I have to drill the bench dog holes yet and finish sanding the top. At some point, I will add either shelving or cabinets under the workbench. I do plan to make a slide out platform to hold drawings of things that I am building. This will help me stay more organized, I hope.
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    Great looking bench Rich.
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    That's a big one. What a beauty. As to shelving or cabinets; I put a full shelf under mine so I could add modules of drawers, bins, pullout or whatever as my needs (or my mind) changed.

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    Very nicely done. Bravo.
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    Beautiful bench, Rich. I'd love to make something similar some day.

    Once you get a lathe, that bench will work great for storing all your bowl blanks.
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    Oh that is a beauty! One that you will enjoy, and hopefully, many generations later!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Beautiful bench, Rich. I'd love to make something similar some day.

    Once you get a lathe, that bench will work great for storing all your bowl blanks.
    Yea, I am a little concerned that I might let the flat work go too much. I like building cabinets. I was thinking that the lathe would be fun to use when a glue up is setting up.
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    Thanks for the compliments guys. his was a 14 month ordeal. I built the bench in Nov/Dec 2008 and just now installed the vises. It is really handy and a nice flat surface to assemble cabinets.
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    That That is a very nice bench. I just love those vice. But i really like the dovetail and the way you designed it.

    This must be bench building day. There is something about building a work bench. Kinda like a right of passage.

    Sure makes a change to have something to hold the thing you working on.

    Wish you all the best with it Rich and hope you enjoy all your time at it.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Aldrich View Post
    This will help me stay more organized, I hope.
    You poor misguided man That good looking bench just added one more place to put things, instead of putting them away.
    Well done on the build
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