Lee Valley & Veritas
Woodworking Newsletter
  Volume 8, Issue 3 - January 2014    
Customer Project
Dear Lee Valley,

I thought you might enjoy seeing the workbench I made using your tail and face vises. It has a 3" walnut top and cherry and hickory legs and stretchers.
Customer @allenross2011 sent in this photo of his workbench. Great work!
The wood came from trees on my uncle's farm that my dad and my uncle harvested probably 50+ years ago. It then sat and dried in my dad's workshop for 30+ years. Then when he passed away, it sat and dried in my workshop for another 10 years ... always waiting for "the right project". I've always wanted a quality workbench and finally decided that it would make the right project. I hand planed the top flat using a wooden jointer plane from the Civil War era.
Civil War era plane
The Civil War era plane the customer used to flatten the top of the workbench.
Your vises work superbly and I highly recommend them for anyone. I also have a couple of fine hand saws from you and some marking gauges. Someday, I hope to pick up a couple of your hand planes as well.

Thanks for making such high-quality products ... and for helping me make a very sentimental dream workbench come true.

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