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I recently inherited this beautiful workbench.

The top is 4" thick, 6.5' long by 24" wide with a tool well at the rear. The top is composed of Maple and Oak billets, there are dog holes and the original owner made his own dogs out of aluminum rounds, they work very well. The end vise is large and very powerful. The cabinet is made of oak, with oak drawers and walnut pulls.

I will be using the bench as my primary work surface for all I do, I cannot wait to start work on it.


I purchased the hold fasts from a fellow on ebay, he hand forges them and sells them at a very reasonable price. I have already tried them and they truly do hold fast!


More than likely I will remove the surface mounted vise as it will be in my way, but it is a nice vise, I'll mount it elsewhere in my shop space.

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John's Shop

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1 hour ago, Fred W. Hargis Jr said:

That top mounted vise really looks out of place.

It does Fred, I am going to remove it, for my needs I'll have to have the full area of the top. The gent who owned this before me, also made his own tools, and his shop was very small, I think he had to combine disciplines when he could.

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