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Project by ShopBuilt posted 08-26-2014 12:01 AM 2091 views 20 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As soon as a came across this workbench i new it was exactly what i was looking for. It is super strong and has a lot of weight that helps with hand tool operations
the whole thing is constructed from two sheets of plywood and one sheet of mdf. i think the whole probably cost about 200 bucks.
it also features a twin vise and dog holes.
the base is constructed with mortise and tenon joinery.
you can watch a build video at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9yuHeKnhWs&list=UUZBqq0o54ShN5cSTflT2MnQ

i got this plan from http://www.finewoodworking.com/woodworking-plans/article/rock-solid-plywood-bench.aspx





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jeff

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#1 posted 08-26-2014 05:16 AM

nice bench…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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drnic

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 11:44 AM

Sweet! I wish I had time to build one too…keep getting by with compromises.

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fiddlebanshee

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#3 posted 08-26-2014 01:56 PM

I built the same one! I covered up the legs with maple boards, I also used maple for the edge. You’re right the whole thing is very sturdy indeed. Best design for my current skills. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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eddie

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 03:52 PM

sweet bench,going to go with this ,thanks for the links too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 08-26-2014 08:43 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#6 posted 08-26-2014 11:08 PM

Nice job on the bench – I built the same one a few years back and it still suits me fine. I like the addition of the big drawer on yours. Keep up the good work and thanks for posting!

Tom

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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BigDaddyO

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#7 posted 08-27-2014 02:37 PM

Very nice. If you lower that top clamp rack a little bit you could use the space above the drawer to hold bar clamps.

Something like what I did: http://youtu.be/A7cUC319MoE

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com

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#8 posted 10-03-2014 08:13 PM

Awesome, exactly what I was looking for. It seems that most benches are either over-built or under-built for my needs, but this one seems to be perfect for what I am looking for. I might add a set of workbench push down casters as well. Great video, very helpful.

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