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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 02-22-2009 03:30 AM 12016 views 53 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recent construction of the new fangled workbench. It replaces my old one of 30 years. I looked at a lot of them but this one just kept making more and more sense. I’ve included a downloadable quicktime slideshow of the construction. It shouldn’t take more than a minute to download. My bench is slightly modified in size to fit my smaller shop, Has heftier more traditional base and a removable wedge using T-track.

Link to a very good video at Fine Woodworking showing the usage of the bench.

Video of bench in action

Link to the fine woodworking article pdf for the original bench. (plans)

pdf link for bench

Click the link below to download a slideshow of the construction of my bench slightly modified from the original.

Slideshow

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.





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#1 posted 02-22-2009 04:20 AM

Nice workbench!

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#2 posted 02-22-2009 04:50 AM

Thanks for the slideshow. That was interesting.

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#3 posted 02-22-2009 05:17 AM

very very cool. nice slide show. Looks beautiful!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 05:23 AM

Dan,I built this bench this past summer and it get used weekly in my garage shop. I just love the front beam what a great idea. I really like your leg design and the use of t-track and knob on the wedge. I know what you mean by having fun build this bench and I also know your going to love work with as well. Thanks for sharing you bench it looks really great…Blkcherry

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#5 posted 02-22-2009 08:06 AM

Nice! I need to break down and build one sooo bad…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 02-22-2009 03:50 PM

Thank you Dan,

I will view this many times!!!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#7 posted 02-22-2009 04:19 PM

Nicely done. Thanks for the slideshow of the build and link to the FWW video. Really shows how versatile this bench is.

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#8 posted 02-22-2009 04:28 PM

I seen this style for the first time just a couple weeks ago and didn’t understand its versatility until I watched the FWW video. Very well thought out design.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#9 posted 02-22-2009 04:41 PM

I’ve just purchased FWW’s archival DVD and have viewed this workbench with great interest. Thanks for giving us such great detail.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#10 posted 02-22-2009 08:48 PM

mranum, Thanks for the link to the pdf for the original bench. I have edited to included it above in the project entry text.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 02-23-2009 02:05 AM

I may have to look into building that bench….AFTER I finish my murphey bed project… Must weigh a ton though…..

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#12 posted 02-23-2009 02:10 AM

Murphy, The weight is a lot less than my other bench or other ones with thick hardwood tops. When this one was just about finished I turned it from upside down on my other bench to the floor by myself with not to much difficulty. I was going to put wheels on my other one as It’s a real chore to move it a few feet. This one can be picked up one end at a time and swiveled over without to much difficulty.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#13 posted 02-23-2009 11:41 PM

Looks like a crochet on on end there. Schwarz would be proud!

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#14 posted 02-24-2009 04:50 PM

By crochet, I mean the hook on the end near the vise. Have you ever seen Chris Schwarz’s Roubo workbench?

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#15 posted 02-25-2009 08:09 AM

Nice bench. What types of wood did you use?

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