Willing to build work bench
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I love building work benched and I am willing to build a custom work bench for anyone interested. Custom means any thing or size you want, except for a Roubo. The Roubo doesn't interest me in the least and I have to enjoy what I am building. 

Below are a couple pictures of my present bench and I doubt it will build a different one for my self.

   

   

I quess I managed to post this before finishing the post. I am in central Iowa And My shop is closed for the winter so I can not start until at least the end of March. Price will depend on material used and how complex your design. PM me to work out the details if interested.

Tom
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#12
  Re: Willing to build work bench by tablesawtom (I love building work...)
I know I said it before but someday I will afford to have you build me one but a tad smaller to fit in my shop.  Yes Yes

You really do a fantastic job on building them Tom.  Yes Yes

Plus I guess I am only 200 miles away and would love to see you again for sure.  Yes Yes  and again Yes Yes Yes Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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  Re: Willing to build work bench by tablesawtom (I love building work...)
(01-06-2019, 05:01 PM)tablesawtom Wrote: I love building work benched and I am willing to build a custom work bench for anyone interested. Custom means any thing or size you want, except for a Roubo. The Roubo doesn't interest me in the least and I have to enjoy what I am building. 
Looks like a great bench. What is it about the Roubo that turns you off?
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  Re: RE: Willing to build work bench by Birdseye Bill ([quote='tablesawtom'...)
(01-07-2019, 12:46 PM)Birdseye Bill Wrote: Looks like a great bench. What is it about the Roubo that turns you off?

I know. Your client would own a dream!


I lived in M'town graduating from high school there. Pretty close to State Center.....
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  Re: RE: Willing to build work bench by Birdseye Bill ([quote='tablesawtom'...)
(01-07-2019, 12:46 PM)Birdseye Bill Wrote: Looks like a great bench. What is it about the Roubo that turns you off?

It is probably because 9 out of 10 benches that are shown on the forums are Roubos. And it seems like to most people feel that the Roubo is the only bench worth building. 

My grandfather. who was a carpenter, used to visit us in the summer and he managed to get a old workbench with a leg vise. As a young kid I could never get the vise to clamp properly. I had better luck clamping the board on the cement stoop with my knee and that is how I did my sawing. Sometimes I hit the cement stoop. Anyway My mother always had a project for him and when he got there, the first thing he did was to sharpen the saw.  So once a year I got a sharp saw. So to this day I am not a big fan of a leg vise either. 

I like tail vises and shoulder vises. To me, and it is just personal preferences, it seems to be an easy and uninteresting build. I shouldn't have put that in because if a customer wants a Roubo he should get a Roubo. And in all truthfulness I would build one for him. 

Some people like Fords and some swear by Chevy, that is all it is.

Tom
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  Re: Willing to build work bench by tablesawtom (I love building work...)
I just realized that you have all four different styles of vices on that bench.  I like it even more now!
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  Re: RE: Willing to build work bench by Latech15 (I just realized that...)
(01-13-2019, 09:19 AM)Latech15 Wrote: I just realized that you have all four different styles of vices on that bench.  I like it even more now!

No five. If you look closely at the top picture you will see three holes that are bigger than the rest. Those of the holes in the front have nuts burred in the top to except the threaded rods for the moxon vise. The moxon was planed as level as I could get it after mounting it and the height of the top is at the level of my elbow swing for sawing dovetails.

   

Tom
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  Re: Willing to build work bench by tablesawtom (I love building work...)
Beautiful bench for sure.

I have always wanted to build a bench but always have so many other projects.
You have me thinking................  Smirk
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#19
  Re: Willing to build work bench by tablesawtom (I love building work...)
it would be nice if your location was known Winkgrin
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  Re: RE: Willing to build work bench by Ninefingers_grapes (it would be nice if ...)
(02-04-2019, 11:40 AM)Ninefingers_grapes Wrote: it would be nice if your location was known Winkgrin

Tom's first post in this thread says, "...I am in central Iowa...". Winkgrin
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