A new Workbench takes shape

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Project by Quebecnewf posted 01-04-2009 10:11 PM 2525 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few pics of a new workbench I am building. It is from a plan in Workbench Magazine. I am building out of birch I cut last winter and dried in my kiln. Lots of hours punched at this but good hours. Burning lots of wood in the stove as the new workshop is uninsulated at this time. I have a big pile of slabs at the mill so may as well burn them in the shed as give them away.

Please ignore the mess in the background. My next project is shop cabinets


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#1 posted 01-04-2009 10:42 PM

That bench looks wonderful. Nice job.

I can only imagine how cold that shop gets without insulation in the walls. You Canucks are a lot hartier than us Floridians for sure. C’est tros froid pour moi.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#2 posted 01-04-2009 10:44 PM

Very sturdy and well built workbench. Is it going to have a tail vise also?

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 01-04-2009 11:25 PM

great bench. In you area, I think I would concentrate on insulation. Brrrrrrrrrr…..

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-04-2009 11:52 PM

Face vice and tail vice are to follow. It has not been real cold here yet. We had a cold spurt a week back but too much wind for the ice bridge to form. Last year at this time we were crossing the ice. I am waiting to get back in the woods and start cutting logs



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John Stegall

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#5 posted 01-04-2009 11:55 PM

Could this be WoodSmith issue 173? Looks like that is what is on top of your new Workbench. As an aside, it is 45 outside right now, and too cold for me to work in my uninsulated shop (oh, wait, I do not have a shop, I work outdoors).
I like this work bench, and your are doing a great job on it.

-- jstegall

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#6 posted 01-05-2009 12:53 AM

Must be nice to have a bench made from birch. looks nice and sturdy.

As far as I’m concerned, A workshop without sawdust or a bit of something else going on, is just a room full of rarely used tools. Either that, or someone who cares too much about being TOO clean.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#7 posted 02-09-2010 04:09 AM

The workbench looks great!

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#8 posted 02-09-2010 05:28 AM

Great looking bench

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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