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Andrew09/12/2011 17:57:01
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Derek Lane09/12/2011 18:37:03
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Good job Brian shame to use it now
Oddjob09/12/2011 19:10:54
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Nice little bench there. I hope that you put a protective cover over it before you use it!!
peterboy09/12/2011 19:16:17
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Hi ya Brian.
wow what a fab work bench shame to have to use it did u make it to a drawring if so id love to see them and may be make one like urs well done mate
Brian Barber13/12/2011 16:28:52
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Thanks for your comments.
No I didn`t use a drawing just built as I went along. I don`t particularly like end vices so decided for two at the front - give great stability when planing long slender pieces. The basic idea was to have a completely free flat top with a very narrow well and no aprons at the front or anywhere for ease of clamping all round. I hope to publish this soon so will give all the sizes and details of the build then.
steve h13/12/2011 23:01:12
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Fantastic bench Brian - is that your workshop? It looks good enough to be an operating theatre!
Brian Barber13/01/2012 12:50:10
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Just an update on my new bench.
I have been putting the bench into practice for a while now. I can certainly recommend two vices at the front, they are brilliant at giving stability when planing long lengths. Also the flat top and space under the bench top all around means that I can clamp anywhere on the bench. I reckon this bench and design is much better than many that you can buy.

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