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Project by boardrider posted 07-29-2015 01:50 AM 2919 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new workbench! I made this at my school, it’s made from hard maple and the stripe is walnut. Trestles and undercarriage were joined by mortise and tenon and then wedged. End vise assembly was a little tricky but works beautifully. Very proud to have this in my garage.





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Levex

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#1 posted 07-29-2015 03:38 AM

That is an awesome looking bench. Being hard maple, it should last you a lifetime. Good work.

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 07-29-2015 04:18 AM

Maple, the best material for a workbench, and the quality of your workmanship is something to be proud of.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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boardrider

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#3 posted 07-29-2015 05:37 AM

Thanks for the kind words!

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#4 posted 07-29-2015 11:09 AM

Like a fine piece of furniture. Great looking bench.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 07-29-2015 11:41 AM

Awesome work! That is a beautiful bench and I love the walnut down the center.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 07-29-2015 01:43 PM

Its beautiful – like a piece of fine furniture beautiful. I’d be scared to death to put anything on it. Very nicely done!

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#7 posted 07-29-2015 03:37 PM

That’s a beauty. I’d love to have it in my garage too.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#8 posted 07-29-2015 04:47 PM

That is a great workbench. It will add so much to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 07-29-2015 06:51 PM

Looks very useful, wish I had one in my garage.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#10 posted 07-29-2015 09:18 PM

Very beautiful and of course functional. Strong enough to pass on to the next generation

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#11 posted 07-29-2015 11:46 PM

super looking bench!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 07-31-2015 02:45 PM

Very nice bench! Love the crisp edges and joinery. How did you attach the top to the base?

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boardrider

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#13 posted 07-31-2015 08:28 PM

Hey chuck, I attached the top via 4 lag bolts drilled through the undercarriage. I plan on building some drawers to store some tools. Ill update this post with pictures when i finish.

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