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    Talking Heavy Duty Wood Workers Bench

    Today, I bought a very heavy duty hard maple table off of Craig's List. It is 3" thick, 30"W X 96"L. The old pipe legs and metal lower shelf are not really salvageable. I paid $50. for it. It's previous life it was most likely a prep table in a large commercial kitchen.

    I want to make it into a Work Bench with double end vises and side vises.

    I am looking for bench construction plans for a set of legs and stretcher beams to do it justice.

    Do any of you have a favorite work bench design?

    Here are some of my wood working pictures plus boating shots that are on the web.

    http://community.webshots.com/user/slvrgost

    You will probably have to cut and paste the above link.

    Any help or suggestions for the bench would be gratefully received.

    Tom...

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    Tom, buy "The workbench book" by Christopher Schwarz best money you will spend on building a bench!

    I like the Roubo style of bench
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