John White's new-fangled workbench #1: rough cut framing lumber

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Blog entry by ben posted 12-07-2007 06:32 AM 7093 reads 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The sketchup plans for the bench originally came to me from Jeff, and I modified the dimensions to make the final bench 8’ long x 28” deep x 34” tall (although I rough cut the leg pieces a bit longer, since I’m debating whether to bring up the height an inch or so).

Finally getting started on this thing. All I have to show for it so far is a stack of rough cut SPF (can’t find Douglas Fir around here):

The back table top will be made from glued up cherry shorts which I got for cheap. That’s what I hope to be cutting this weekend:

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 12-07-2007 06:44 AM

It looks like your going to have a pretty nice bench.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 12-07-2007 08:02 AM

This should be fun to follow!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 12-07-2007 04:07 PM

I love bench blogs….looking forward to seeing your progress!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 12-08-2007 09:49 AM

Looks like another great workbench is in the making. Should be an interesting blog and build, fun to follow.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 02-12-2008 02:01 AM

Thanks for posting the sketchup drawing. I can’t believe I missed it in my hours of mining for plans of such a popular bench design.
-Alan –

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 03-22-2012 09:19 PM

I love that New Fangled workbench that John White made. Here is the Video!

I will be making one’em one of these days… for sure!

I have all of the Pipe Clamp ends…

I’m going to make mine only 60” long…

I just have to figure out the lumber & pipe I need… then, of course, BUY IT!

I think it is SO COOL!
... and very flexible!
... and economical too!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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