Workbench #1

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Project by ustompsteve posted 04-18-2009 05:38 AM 2544 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the new workbench I completed in January.

The top is 30”x72” workbench top from Grizzly.

The base is SYP made from BORG joists.

Base is drawbored no glue. Top is held to base w/ lag screws. Back screw holes are enlarged to allow for movement of top.


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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 04-18-2009 07:44 AM

This is a beautiful and well made workbench, excellent work!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-18-2009 01:28 PM

Steve, this is a beautiful bench that would be a credit in any shop. I really like this style and have one on my to-do list (if I can ever get past my wife’s “commissioned” projects)!! :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-18-2009 01:50 PM

Nice job, thanks for sharing!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#4 posted 04-18-2009 05:36 PM

a sturdy bench ready for hundreds of projects. good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 04-18-2009 08:32 PM

I looked for untreated SYP 4×4’s today at BORG and they were clueless. Said no untreated 4×4’s are stocked, maybe they could special order.

How did you acquire your’s?

-- Joe

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#6 posted 04-18-2009 09:48 PM

Nice job. If I can make a recommendation, put a shelf on the bottom. Gives you place to put extra tool boxes and dead weight. you can never have too much storage and a simple shelf works best for future clamping access.

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#7 posted 04-18-2009 10:56 PM

I laminated the base timbers using 2” SYP joists. Three together makes about 4” after jointing and planing.
Very strong and very cheap.


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#8 posted 04-18-2009 11:43 PM

Thanks Steve – I was wondering if that’s what you did.

-- Joe

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#9 posted 04-20-2009 04:02 AM

Good, solid looking bench. Nice job. I second Marcb on the shelf though.

-- Chris

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