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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 09-30-2014 10:00 PM 13841 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Mini Work bench was a project i had been working on for my job the past few days. The company wanted a show piece for their show room of a traditional style woodworking bench. The bench is made with all wooden joinery using dowel stock as pins to join the half lapped pieces together. It also has 3 bench dogs on each side of the table and 2 in the vice. It is a completely functioning and very strong and heavy bench(mainly the vice) The vice weighs about 50lbs. The vice Is an antique and i am told it is over 50 years old, the bench is going to get beat up so it looks like it is old workbench and has been used. The bench stands roughly at 30” tall and is about 25” long and about 12” wide. It is hard to see the size of it through pictures but i put a few things on top of the bench to give some perspective. I would love to make one of these for myself it would make a great coffee table, this way i would be able to work on projects as i watch t.v. on the couch.





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Josh Carte

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#1 posted 09-30-2014 11:24 PM

Looks great! I need one :)

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kiefer

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#2 posted 10-01-2014 12:07 AM

You sure captured the traditional look with this fine looking bench and having added the old vise is a nice touch .
It should create a lot of interest in the showroom .
Well done .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Michaelgurrado

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#3 posted 10-01-2014 12:27 AM

Thank you Josh I’m a fan of your carvings. =)

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Michaelgurrado

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#4 posted 10-01-2014 12:29 AM

Klaus , thank you I am really happy with how this workbench turned out I have already gotten a lot of interest just among coworkers in the other departments. I can’t wait to see how it will be displayed with some old tools on it and some plane Shavings.

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#5 posted 10-01-2014 02:50 AM

this is what I have been looking all this time! haha…
I have an extra front vise and planning to build one like this.
thanks for posting!

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#6 posted 10-01-2014 03:38 AM

thank you! It was a very fun build.

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#7 posted 10-01-2014 09:06 AM

That really nice and a little beast! Looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-01-2014 11:28 AM

Thank you, It sure is and it weighs a lot i needed another person to help carry it.

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JoeinDE

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#9 posted 10-01-2014 02:36 PM

I have that same vice. I bought it on ebay a few years back. It had been in a high school shop prior to that. I can verify that it is quite massive.

This bench would be great fun for my son (7 yrs old). Where did you find the untreated pine 4×4’s? BLowes and Home Despot don’t carry those near me and 84.5 lumber is useless for woodworkers IMO.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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#10 posted 10-01-2014 06:58 PM

Joeinde the 4 X4’s is lumber that I already had access to I’m not sure where it was purchased. I do know that it used to be an old assembly table that had been taken apart a few years back and the pieces were saved.

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