21st Century Workbench

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Project by Gregg M. posted 07-28-2014 12:37 PM 3377 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I spent some time looking for a workbench that I could build for my father-n-law as a retirement gift. Luckily, I found a number of completed workbenches from members on this site. I built the workbench based on the 21st Century design by Robert Lang. The bench is built out of ash. The Dimensions are 90” L x 31”W x 34” H.

I put together a video slideshow for my father-n-law on how the bench was made. YouTube Video

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 04:18 PM

That is a nice bench and I’m sure that he must have been thrilled.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 05:21 PM

Nice looking bench. Wish I had a son-in-law that wanted to build me a bench like that. That’s kind of impossible since I only had boys. lol

How about more detail pictures? I wanted to know what the inside of the trays looked like. Also wanted to know over all dimensions and approximate weight.

Looks like you’ve got a nice shop. What does your workbench look like? Or was this a prototype piece for your bench?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Steven Prosser

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 05:26 PM

That is one stunning workbench.
I’ve got serious “equipment lust” now.

-- The only thing the world knows about Belfast, is that we built the Titanic..... It Sank

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Gregg M.

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 09:02 PM

The dimensions of the bench are:
90”L x 31”W x 34”H

I’ve added a few additional pictures of the build…

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 11:33 PM

Its too pretty to use. You should put a few dings in it before giving it to him. :D

-- Art

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#6 posted 07-28-2014 11:52 PM

Nice work!

I’ve been using a 21CWB for 5-6 years, there’s nothing you can’t do with it. Your FIL is going to love it!

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#7 posted 07-29-2014 12:19 AM

Beautifully done – welcome to the club

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#8 posted 07-29-2014 12:30 AM

Very nice!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#9 posted 01-24-2015 10:44 PM

You have a good selection of very fine ash. Your bench is great. I really like the fact that you did not drill any holes in it.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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