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My first handmade workbench

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Project by mziem posted 1899 days ago 3672 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first workbench I ever made. I finished it about 3 years ago but, I wanted a picture I could upload so I could be like the cool kids. The plans were in Popular Woodworking magazine. I hand cut all of the mortise-and-tenon joints (which convinced me to buy a hollow chisel moritser).

-- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellance, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle~





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1899 days ago

looks great! nice lumber selection as well, mostly clear – NICE!

this is a proven design for a workbench and has many features that make things so much easier (legs flush with top for example).

any plans to put a drawer cabinet on the stretchers? or leave it as is?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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mziem

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#2 posted 1899 days ago

I kind of want to keep it “as is”. I did put locking casters on to and slats across the stretchers. This keeps it study yet easy to move when needed.

-- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellance, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle~

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tooldad

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#3 posted 1899 days ago

How is the top attached to the base? I am thinking about doing these to replace the old 5’x5’ shop tables in my school shop. This way each year the top could be removed and run through the wide belt sander. Then replaced when needed.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1899 days ago

Looks wonderful I wish I had room for a nice bench like that, to much equipment. If there is such a tihng.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1899 days ago

Nice looking workbench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1899 days ago

This is a nice looking bench. This is a tool that is almost a necessity to have in any shop.

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

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mziem

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#7 posted 1899 days ago

tooldad:

The top is attached with (6) 4” course thread screws through 2” cleats (3 in each cleat). It holds really well. I recently moved into a new house and the movers picked the table up by the tabletop to put it in the moving van and take it out with no problems.

-- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellance, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle~

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woodworm

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#8 posted 1899 days ago

Great workbench. Well done!
Do you intend to put a vise later?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Karson

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#9 posted 1898 days ago

A great looking bench. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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newbie250

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#10 posted 1530 days ago

Hey I really like your bench!

What is the material you used? is it southern yellow pine? It seems like a lot of people use it as an alternative to maple or ash…

Thanks

Bryan

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