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    Old vise, old wood, new workbench

    Recently I was given a >100 year old Columbian Vise and MFG. CO woodworking vise



    After some cleanup with a wire wheel, and a little oil, it looked pretty good.

    Then I realized that I didn't have a workbench sturdy enough for it.

    So, I built one, almost all from salvaged lumber.



    PT 4x4 legs and braces, 4x4 front, 2x12 top, 2x4 shelf and framing


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    Someone give this guy some old tires...
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    Nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Nice!
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    Thanks, everyone!

    The reason a lot of it is blue is because the lumber was salvaged from a dog walk agility obstacle that my late father made for our late dog Markie. He was my wife's best friend (the dog, not my dad...).

    So I think of them every time I use it.

    It's 8' long and 34 1/2" wide. The nice thing about building a bench from scratch is that, as I am 6'4", I made the top 39" high so it's comfortable for me to work at. If it turns out to be a little too tall, I can cut it shorter, but it's a lot harder to cut it taller.

    The 4x4s were salvaged sleepers from a 20 year old steel shed we demoed at church and replaced with a Tuff Shed. The only new lumber was 3 8' 2x4s because I didn't have anything that long laying about.

    BTW, this is the first time I've used Simpson Strong-Tie Timber Screws. Those are great fasteners, if a bit pricey.
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    I have an old vise that says Erie Railroad on it.

    And NO, none of youse guys are getting it!
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    Nice work.
    I have seen a lot of Columbia vises over the years. All of the ones I have seen had pipe handles. This is the first one I have seen with that style handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post
    Nice work.
    I have seen a lot of Columbia vises over the years. All of the ones I have seen had pipe handles. This is the first one I have seen with that style handle.
    Thanks! The friend that gave it to me had 2 identical ones. That handle also has a leaf spring in it to keep the handle in position. So does the dog.

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