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    New Work Bench

    As part of my shop redesign I am planning a work bench that will fit along the west wall. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	44809 It will be 24" wide and 8 ft. long. I am planning on using 8/4 maple and am planning on 1 vise on the end. I might add a second vice on the side. The back side will have a tray 1" deep. am I missing anything ?
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Skip the tray. Only collects junk and sawdust. Better to leave space under the bench to clamp stuff to the bench from both sides. I also found that one bench with all around access was the most handy.

    I have two vises on one end of one of my benches. That has proved to be very handy. I did put a leg bench on the front side. Hardly every use it. Wasn't worth the effort.

    On the other bench I have one quick release vise on the right end. Don't see the need for another at this point.

    Why not come up and look things over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Why not come up and look things over?
    Might have to do that, I am sure Sherrie is up for a ROAD TRIP...

    In terms of walk around, I am planning this bench for the wall in my smaller shop, oppisite the table saw. If I can make enough room in the other side I might make another one which I can have freestanding. If I could get my son to get rid of his junk then I could move the TS over there and have more room in the smaller shop.
    Last edited by Don Baer; 04-23-2010 at 10:42 PM.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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