Ping Tom. Bench Pics.

Tom, I posted these a while ago, took them down again after I thought most would have seen them. Happy to put them up again for you. : )
It was my first attempt at building in wood, about 9 years ago. Basic requirement at the time was for something portable yet solid. ( I was messing around with a wooden boat at the time.)
Base is pine, dowelled to locate stretchers and then held together under mild tension with threaded rod. Top is Douglas Fir glulam, the protective surround is Jarrah. Used to be a filler board in the centre gap on top, I haven't used it for years, - find it convenient to be able to clamp either side or in the middle according to material size. Built 8 or 9 years ago, it is still rock solid, - the tension rods prevent any racking. Disassembles in less than 15 minutes, re-assembly takes a few minutes longer. (Pics give better idea of this) Built without plans, just made it up as I went. Material including vise, sourced from a re-cycling yard that was closing down. Cost about $100
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Thank you! But the photos of the router fixture are gone, now! Tom
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Oops, I failed to look at page 2. Disregard. Tom
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My fault for being too lazy to organise the photo's into sets. That would save people from scrolling through the whole lot looking for a particular subject.
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On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 02:05:11 +0800, the infamous "diggerop"

Cool bench! I especially like the jarrah surround and the bent bar vise stop.
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Thank you sir. The vise stop is an adaption of a *very* old idea.
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On Sun, 8 Nov 2009 13:19:24 +0800, the infamous "diggerop"

Yeah, but I like things simple. It sure beats a board with sixty holes in it, and thru-mortises in the leg. Classy, I sez.
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