Spudhogg Woodworker Bench

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Project by spudhogg posted 06-25-2014 12:49 AM 2582 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a woodworkers bench for my shop, but I didn’t want to buy one, so I got to work. Here is the result.

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 01:12 AM

Excellent job! you should get a lot of use out of it

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 01:28 AM

Very nice. What type of wood did you use?

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 01:45 AM

The base is doug fir and 3/4” pine plywood. The top is doug fir planed to about 2 1/2” thick and topped with a hardwood top which was on sale at Woodcraft. The top is framed in oak. Screw holes are plugged with purple heart. The end vise is hard maple and the front vise is padauk. Vise handles are 1, hard wood dowel (unknown wood) with purple heart end caps (end vise), and, 2, cherrywood dowel with padauk end caps (front vise). I plan to build a drawer storage unit to fit inside the open area of bench.

Thanks for looking,


-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 01:47 AM

Great looking bench. I definitely like what you’ve done.

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 02:05 AM

Nice Bench, those look like some heavy duty Vises!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 11:05 AM

Looks great. It all looks great especially the vises.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#7 posted 06-25-2014 03:26 PM

Looks good. Nice and beefy.
It should last a lifetime. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#8 posted 06-25-2014 03:35 PM

Uh, I hate to tell you, spudhogg, but the bench is backwards. :-)

Nice job, should serve you well. (Even if it is for a lefty)

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#9 posted 06-25-2014 09:43 PM

Looks like a winner. congrats on a very nice build.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 06-25-2014 11:19 PM

JayT, Uh, if the end vise did not stretch the width of the bench, you would be correct. However, the bench was built for the specific spot it will occupy in the shop, and since it can be worked from either side. it works just fine…..even for a righty. Thanks for the comment, however.

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#11 posted 06-26-2014 12:20 AM

That is awesome. Love it. Great job

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#12 posted 10-26-2016 05:20 PM

That is a great looking workbench and a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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