Simple work bench

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Project by Chad posted 06-07-2014 05:01 AM 2104 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a smaller workbench which I could throw in the back of the truck and move. Its my first “wood working” and a real learning experience in regards to larger joints precision. All is left is to drill the holes for the hold down and bench dogs. Also I have yet to put any finish Made of laminated spruce and red oak.

-- Chad, Fort Mcmurray, Isle Aux Morts

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#1 posted 06-07-2014 06:35 AM

Very nice should serve you well for a long time

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#2 posted 06-07-2014 07:31 AM

Very nice should serve you well for a long time

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#3 posted 06-07-2014 08:30 PM

Wonderful bench and very nicely made. I’m sure it will serve you well for a long as you like.

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#4 posted 06-07-2014 10:12 PM


Cool, unique design, sturdy, excellent workmanship… And you snuck it in on us. Not a peep in the [URL=]work bench smack down[/URL] thread. Send it on over!

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#5 posted 06-08-2014 12:03 AM

Well, you did a wonderful job on this bench, love the details on the top

-- Norman

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#6 posted 06-08-2014 12:16 AM

Nice bench, well done. That’s an interesting color pattern with the two woods, adds a touch of class. I curious about the way the legs are attached, with that trapezoid on the bench top. How did you attach the legs? Thanks.

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#7 posted 06-08-2014 12:37 AM

Really nice work Chad ,super design and practical size.

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#8 posted 06-08-2014 02:14 AM

Thanks Guys for the positive comments, In regards to the trapezoids they are merely design in nature and the legs are attached with a sliding dovetail mortise. It looks better now with all the legs chamfered and the first coat of finish.

-- Chad, Fort Mcmurray, Isle Aux Morts

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#9 posted 06-08-2014 06:19 AM

Very Nice Work Chad. Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.


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#10 posted 06-08-2014 03:02 PM

Really nice, I like the way you joined everything. Wish I had room to build one. Thinking about making a small desk top version. Interesting choice in lumber, how does the spruce hold up? Thanks for sharing.

-- John in Florida

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#11 posted 06-10-2014 05:18 PM

I definitely dig the railroad ties to wedge the stretchers in place. Cool idea!

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#12 posted 06-11-2014 09:47 PM

+1 to Grahambo, those railroad spikes are a cool addition.

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#13 posted 06-27-2014 03:09 PM

Careful with those pegs. They look brittle;)

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