My workbench

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Project by Kuan-Lin Yu posted 06-30-2015 07:07 PM 3918 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed in 2012, it’s my first project, just a simple workbench with a vise. Made this without any existing bench or sawhorse and only hand tools. All wood were picked up from dump yard in my community.
Small but suits me, I lived in a small suite back then. Now I’ve moved to another place and have a rooftop as my workshop. So maybe it’s the time for next one…

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#1 posted 06-30-2015 08:41 PM

That’s pretty impressive for recycled/ scrap wood. Well done.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 06-30-2015 10:27 PM

Nice work bench Kuan-Li Yu, good job!

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#3 posted 07-01-2015 12:48 AM

Well done!

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 07-01-2015 03:15 AM

Nice bench Kuan.
Why the hell only 1 post in almost 3 years?
Get your butt in that shop and show us what you’ve learned.

You have skill kid. Now use it.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 07-01-2015 06:50 AM

Really nice and sturdy bench and using reclaimed wood is a big plus.
I hope you enjoy woodworking. This bench will serve you for many years.

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#6 posted 07-01-2015 01:09 PM

Very nice bench. You have exactly one more bench than I do :(

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#7 posted 07-01-2015 01:36 PM

You did a nice job! How long did it take? What was the biggest challenge? The top or the mortise and tennon joints?

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#8 posted 07-02-2015 08:09 AM

What a wonderful bench.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 07-03-2015 01:25 PM

Well done

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#10 posted 07-06-2015 04:11 PM

Nice result.

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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Kuan-Lin Yu

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#11 posted 07-20-2015 06:17 PM

Thank you, guys!
This bench took me about a month, I was still student at the time.
I think the biggest challenge is attaching the top to the frame, because I have to bore a straight hole with a crooked brace.
I don’t know if it’s normal, but here in Taiwan, I can only get a crooked hand brace with hex shank bits which is not a really good fit to the chuck of the brace.

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