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Project by Patrick posted 11-04-2015 08:06 PM 2067 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built using reclaimed oak for the legs and 2×6 laminated spruce for the top, all hand planed, (before Planer purchase:). its 96” long, 42” wide and 36” tall, weighs just under 400 lbs. all joinery is mortise and tenon, drawers hand cut dove tales. Grizzly vices I believe, (only have a short amount of brain cells, so I use them sparingly:)

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#1 posted 11-04-2015 08:09 PM

Came out really nice. Next time buy the planet first. You probably have arms like the hulk now :)

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#2 posted 11-04-2015 08:47 PM

Actually, my first plan was to hand plane each of the 15” wide laminated blanks somewhat close with my hand plane, then run each section through our Stetson and Ross mills planer, then bring the three together once all smooth. But not long after planing, I realized it could be done all by hand, and kinda fun too:) I would recommend a good quality hand plane though:)

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 01:13 AM

Very well done. I truly like the addition of that shelf just under the top and the drawers. I’m sure to use some of your ideas when I start my bench. Hopefully in the near future.

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#4 posted 11-05-2015 01:30 AM

Happy to post more photos if need be:)

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Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 11-05-2015 01:56 PM

Very professional looking, would be proud to own that, well done sir!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 11-05-2015 02:00 PM

Wow! Patrick, that is a fine solid looking work bench. You really did a fine job on this bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 11-05-2015 02:44 PM

Excellent Bench, and looks like a sweet shop too

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#8 posted 11-05-2015 11:15 PM

What’s the actual thickness of the top? Because of the color difference, it’s hard to tell whether there’s a skirt around the top or not.

‘Tis very nice, I like the added chest on the bottom shelf.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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Scott Landry

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#9 posted 11-07-2015 11:25 PM

Nice Bench! Looks like it weighs a ton!

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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