Torsion box work bench #1: Solid, Flat and Heavy!

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This is a 10’ x 28’’ Torsion box work bench i’m building it will sit on 2 2.5’ wide cabinets one with 4 drawers and one with doors and adjustable shelving.

The top is made out of about 4 sheets of 3/4’’ mdf…... SOLID!

Wrapped in walnut pieces 2.5’ long with end on end dove tails, and dove tail corners using walnut and really white walnut sap wood to create contrast at the joints.

Torsion Box

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 1661 days ago

Nice progress,

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1661 days ago

Yes great progress. It’s looking good.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#3 posted 1661 days ago


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#4 posted 1661 days ago

Man….look at all those clamps…..I’m jealous

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 1661 days ago

nice, keep em coming.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1661 days ago

That is going to be a monster of a bench. It is going to be fun to watch this bench take shape.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 1661 days ago

Nice Bench I only wish I had all those clamps… You know you can never have enough clamps…

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 1660 days ago

I see you too have clamp fetish. Nice torsion box but it will be interesting to see how many comments about the clamps.

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#9 posted 1660 days ago

Wow…that thing is going to weigh a ton! Will be solid as a rock though..nice!


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#10 posted 1660 days ago

Zowie. Nice build, but wow, how about 1/2” mdf next time? This will be a monster.

Good job, love the dovetails.

Clamps are overrated.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Canadian Woodworks

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#11 posted 1660 days ago

I got the idea from the wood whisperer if you notice I have my own 8’ x 4’ torsion box assembly table that is his design. He used 1/2’’ mdf I thought for the extra $$ which is not much might as well go with 3/4’’ and the top will have a sheet that sits on top that can be replaced also 3/4’’ he said to use 1/4’’ hard board…lol

Clamps, mmmmmmmm clamps!! lol local store had bessys on at half price, how could I not load up but still there have been times i’ve needed more!

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#12 posted 1660 days ago

Wow. You, sir, are not afraid of a little (or a lot of) overkill. I like it.

-- -Michael

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