Bench- maybe a bit more then a bench

I Had a perfectly good oak and red fir bench but got a great deal on an Emmert repro vise. Since I had the vise – Of course I needed a bench worthy of it. I get all these guitar reject big leaf maple blanks and had some walnut and hard maple for top. This is the result. I love making benchs.

Woods: maple walnut

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mike1950 ...

One more pic

Dutchy ...

A bench for a living room.

Woodbridge ...

beautiful bench. Good enough for woodworking in your living room!

mike1950 ...

Thanks- If I do woodworking in the living room I will be living in the yard!!!!!!!!!!!

lanwater ...

Beautifull bench.

What’s the padauck insert in the above picture use?

kenmitzjr ...

Very nice.

Thorreain ...

Very pretty.

mike1950 ...

Insert acts as a stop or it can be flipped and is flat.

Steve Beauchamp ...

A wonderful example of passion and function!! Really well done! <3

lanwater ...

THanks Mike.

RogerBean ...

Gorgeous bench, and spectacular work. I’m in the midst of building a BenchCrafted Roubo at the moment, so I’m a bit bench obsessed. Yours is easily one of the nicest I’ve seen. My compliments.
Roger

Jack ...

Just beautiful. Is that from plans or your creativity? I would love to have one.

mike1950 ...

Benches are easy- I just made the frame and made the drawers to fit.No plan- I never have a plan- if I do I do not follow it. Spent my whole life reading and following plans to the letter- No way now.

Jeff Vandenberg ...

Wow very awesome! Yes i need a bench im tired of build everthing on the tablesaw. Lol

Mike C. ...

Very nice. I carve and have been known to ‘distress’ the top when in the zone and seeing nothing but the piece. Also, carving height is much taller than assembly height so I’ve been reluctant to build a nice bench until I understand what works best. I’ve experimented with 2 made from a retired solid door and the wife’s kitchen table. All I can say is when she stored it in the shop she should have known the risks.

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