Bench build #1: Yet another LJ build, New-fangled workbench

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 02-21-2009 04:01 PM 1620 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided after looking around that I needed a new workbench. Mine was old and inadequate, dating back to 1976. A lot of nice benches have been built here. Some actually beautiful as well as functional. But, my attention keeps coming back to Fine Woodworking’s New-Fangled workbench. It just seems to be a design that is smart. Armed with just a few pages of write-up about it, that includes an exploded view and a couple of video demo’s of it I decided to make one. I am just about finished and am putting together an annotated slideshow of the complete assembly. It is just a few days from completion. I’ll be posting this project soon. This was a very satisfying build. Actually, besides some shop cabinets and such, my first one. I am disgustingly pleased with myself. Here’s the first slideshow picture… more to come.

It’s done!

Project link here!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 05:49 PM

Fantastic Work! You should be disgustingly Pleased!


-- John, Charleston, SC,

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 06:25 PM

Congratulations, Daniel! I’ll be checking out your future posts so I can compare notes. For the lack of heavy material in the bench, I’ve found mine pretty sturdy.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 07:56 PM

Thanks Jeff, in my research yours was one of the benches I checked out.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 12:58 AM

I too built one of these benches and always happy to see other take on the build as well. I hope you enjoy the multi-use of this bench. Good luck Blkcherry

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