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I wanted to post my woodworking bench. I built this in February, 2014. I’m building a toolbox now. The bench was important to me because I have an L-shaped bench in my garage now with a metal vise (little Craftsman) and the top is made of 5/4 planks and it’s rough. Also, the planks are not butted against each other and the shelves below are just full of wood shavings and dust. I have a new purpose for that bench, if you want to call it that.
Anyhow, this bench is wonderful. It’s solid and it’s strong. I got myself some Grammercy Tools holdfasts and this bench is a dream when doing chisel work.
My thank you goes out to Paul Sellers for making 11 videos and describing how to make this. I watched them over and over as I was saving my money and planning for my build.
The vise is from Rockler, but I’m not jumping for joy over it. It’s a quick-release that takes forever to spin the handle and get it to catch. Using two hands, you can hold the piece together underneath but overall I’d say it works but that’s about it.
-- David L. Whitehurst