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Project by CrashInBlack posted 10-13-2014 01:04 PM 1647 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This workbench was built from reclaimed Lumber I got from my grandfather. The lumber had been the structure of an outdoor shed for who knows how long and was very weathered. When I ran it through my planer, low and behold Wormy Chestnut! Probably not most people’s first choice for workbench material, but I went with it. The vises are reclaimed Cherry from a house that was being torn down locally. Hardware is mostly from Lee Valley tools.





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Andre

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 03:51 PM

Welcome to LJs. the home of all the answers! Some of them sometime right! LOL!
Looks like a working bench, I bought the same Vise hardware from L.V. how do you like it, no racking problems?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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CrashInBlack

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 04:47 PM

No racking problems so far, and they clamp HARD too. Could easily pick up the table by something they’re holding on to.

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Mike Hillman

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 06:57 PM

Very nice!

-- Mike

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gsimon

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 12:35 AM

love this bench and that it was reclaimed wood
I did mine from old oak door jams from a school demo
Great job and welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Greg Simon

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 10-14-2014 12:47 AM

Great work with reclaimed lumber. Looks really good and sturdy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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putty

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#6 posted 10-15-2014 01:18 PM

nice bench crash, what are the dimensions?

-- Putty

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Rick_M

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#7 posted 10-15-2014 04:11 PM

Wormy chestnut, now that’s different. Good ‘n sturdy bench!

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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CrashInBlack

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#8 posted 10-17-2014 02:28 AM



nice bench crash, what are the dimensions?

- putty

Roughly 60”W x 28”D x 31”H

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snowgoer

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#9 posted 10-28-2014 11:44 AM

Heck of a bench ! (you know what I mean.) I’m guessing your grand father is proud of it to.

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