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This was a design I came up with to use my beech slab, temporarily, in my front workroom. In stark contrast to my usual engineering methods the design became more complex as I went along. The top and vise are 8/4 beech and the face is 8/4 maple. The framing is 2×4’s planed down to reduce bulk. The back legs are canted out at 15 degrees. The frame, near the vise, sticks up 3/8″ above the slab to act as planing stops. I have a larger bench in the garage but his has turned into my primary workbench. The vise, top and face are easily romoved. Very portable.
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Could you give some general deminsions? Are the front and top the same deminsions? Is the front held in by screws? Is the top held on by screws? Could I get your email address (it would make it easier to talk)?
Unique and superior
Unique and economic design
I appreciate with your work.
Perfect design of the table I like its colour.
Great job done by you. Keep it up.
Amazing work done!
Absolutely brilliant James, I just love it. It shows great craftsmanship and design, definitely something to be proud of.
I wish I'd seen this two weeks ago... I just put together an oversized sawbench with a 5 foot long, 2 x 17 inch piece of White Oak... Splayed 2x4 legs (also at 15 degrees) with a trestle-type rail stretcher. I too have a large inside bench, but wanted something better than a piece of plywood on plastic sawhorses to pull outside for sanding stuff on clear days. It does wonders for reducing dust in the shop, as well as my lungs.
I am happy with mine, but yours is better. Nicely done! :-)
I am so impressed! If, in fact, you are a design engineer, this workbench is a compliment to your talents. If you are a woodworker who enjoys 'designing' accessories for your shop you have created a concept worthy of name and design protection. I'll definitely build one for my shop. Thank you for submitting such an intriguing and functionally designed workbench. Great job!
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