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    And I wouldn't be planning on putting a leg vise...

    And I wouldn't be planning on putting a leg vise on this one. I am going to use a cris-cross instead of the traditionally bottom bar with holes and a pin. I wouldn't do it if they didn't hold up....
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    Here are some pictures of my first leg vise. It...

    Here are some pictures of my first leg vise. It is left handed and on the back side of my bench. I have been using it for 6 years now and haven't had a problem.
    here are some pictures of it.
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    I am talking about the cris-cross itself. On the...

    I am talking about the cris-cross itself. On the criss - cross pictures at the top where the pin goes through the wood the diameter is 1 1/2 inches or a 3/4 radius. However the diameter at the bottom...
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    The length of the cris-cross is not real...

    The length of the cris-cross is not real critical. The easiest way is to drill the hole for the pin in a drill press so it goes in straight. I used a 5/16 drill bit. The pin is a 5/16 regular bolt...
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    Pictures of my original mock up. I liked the...

    Pictures of my original mock up. I liked the cris-cross the first time I saw it. The cris-cross takes all the weight of the chop and moves parallel to the bench leg. No racking or adjusting the lower...
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    The sharpener is correct about sharpening cost...

    The sharpener is correct about sharpening cost verses buying new. I know for a fact that it cost more to re-sharpen a 1/2 inch high speed end mill that it costs to buy a new one. I talked to a guy at...
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    I'll take the plans

    I'll take the plans
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    General Metalworking I will check the taps I have at work tomorrow and...

    I will check the taps I have at work tomorrow and get back to you on this.
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    PS: Bubby sleds are a lot cheaper than...

    PS: Bubby sleds are a lot cheaper than Woodpecker's which is a copy of of the Dubby. I know Dubbies have been around for at least 25 years or more.
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    I bought both a left and a right hand Dubby sleds...

    I bought both a left and a right hand Dubby sleds from IN- line industries about a month ago. Give jerry a call. If you buy both at the same time you want the same thickness on both and DVD's and...
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    Stanley 8 C jointer plane for sale.

    I have a $ 8C plane for sale. Asking $145 plus shipping. I am guessing that the shipping will be about $25 after insurance is added. I will pay anything over $25 for shipping.

    475774 475775 475776...
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    #4 Bench Hand Plane, V3

    I have a #4 Wood River bench plane sill in the original factory sealed plastic bag for sale Asking $160 shipped. New it is $199 plus tax if you can get it. Their web page says it is back ordered.
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    475662 475663 475664 475665 You can see the...

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    You can see the dove tails on all four corners.
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    Why not just get a Veritas Panel Clamp ($54.50...

    Why not just get a Veritas Panel Clamp ($54.50 )and a couple of round metal dogs and drill in some holes on the back side of the bench and make it left handed. I have a left handed side as well as a...
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    Building a bench part 3.

    Doing or cutting hand cut dovetails is considered the apex of hand tool woodworking.. Frank Klausz is in the minority in that he cuts by eye, But Rob Cosman and a host of others on You tube all want...
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    Yes, it is Jim and thank you for bringing it to...

    Yes, it is Jim and thank you for bringing it to my attention. I do not know where I got the name mixed up but I did and I apologize.
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    Tom Tolpin's YouTube video. ...

    Tom Tolpin's YouTube video.

    https://www.byhandandeye.com/sizing-workbenches/
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    If you go back one page to building a work bench...

    If you go back one page to building a work bench you will see some pictures of my bench. The legs are basically 4 by 4 legs. and are out of Cherry. The following dimensions are from blueprints of...
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    Building a work bench Part 2.

    In my opinion the most important part of the bench is its height. I had quite a lot to say about height in an earlier post ( Building a Work Bench) Be sure to read what others wrote about it also....
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    Thanks for to reply. What is a withers. And...

    Thanks for to reply. What is a withers. And thanks for the reply. I always wondered about a horse . I read about one being 15 hands high and according to my way of measuring the horse would be over...
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    I do not disagree with any of you. But most of...

    I do not disagree with any of you. But most of what you are saying is making exceptions. Really go back and read and (I mean actually read word for word what I wrote at the beginning of this post,...
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    Luke, I prefer a shoulder vise and a tail...

    Luke,

    I prefer a shoulder vise and a tail vise. But a wagon vise is expectable in a pinch over a tail vise.

    To others if this post as triggered some memories I would like to hear them. In my...
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    why I am not a fan of the leg vise.

    As a kid I was always building something. At a real young age I would use a hoe to build roads in the dirt. I used a garden hose to dig caves in my area until my dad found out what I was doing and...
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    I do not disagree with any of the replies. But I...

    I do not disagree with any of the replies. But I believe I wrote (I wrote this for the one who is thinking about either building his, her, first first bench or possible a new one able to serve them...
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    Building a work bench

    In my opinion and I say that because everyone has one, the most important detail of a work bench is the height of the bench. I will come back to it.

    I have the room for a big bench. I wanted to...
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