Traditional workbench

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Project by stevenb posted 08-11-2009 08:30 PM 4447 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this traditional workbench using the plan in a old Fine Woodworking mag

-- stevenb

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#1 posted 08-11-2009 08:49 PM

I LOVE IT!! This is a great looking bench that I am sure you will enjoy using for many years. Wonderful job.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#2 posted 08-12-2009 12:11 AM

Nice, those are some interesting looking clamps.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#3 posted 08-12-2009 12:48 AM

Nice workbench.

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#4 posted 08-12-2009 02:37 AM

I am currently making my own bench. It’s nowhere near as sophisticated as the one you’ve made but it does allow me to appreciate the effort you have put in to this marvellous construction. Great bench, well done.

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#5 posted 08-12-2009 08:22 PM

That’s one of those plans in the back of my head right now…and it’s been there for awhile…but I need to get the energy up to do it…nicely done…and looks very useful…or is the fact I’m lazy today because I ate too much breakfast…that’s probably it. Does that mean I’m going to make such a beautiful bench later today? Nope…but I’ll enjoy the inspiration from your efforts for the rest of the day .

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#6 posted 08-12-2009 08:46 PM

nicely done, I was planning on building the very same bench, but ended up going a different route. you did a really good job on this one. nice joinery, and tail vise! the shoulder vise is great as well!

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#7 posted 08-13-2009 05:06 AM

The best is yet to come, being able to work on such a fine surface area. Great work and enjoy…Blkcherry

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#8 posted 08-13-2009 05:08 AM

super fine bench great job

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 11:03 PM

Nice, I built one very similar to this, we used the same plans and inspiration..I however did not dovetail the tail vise.. Looks terrific!

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#10 posted 03-10-2010 04:48 AM

cool bench, just what I need in my shop….

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#11 posted 08-13-2010 09:01 PM

This workbench is great. It’s a very heavy duty traditional workbench and I know that you are proud of it.

-- 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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#12 posted 11-29-2011 03:46 AM

Lekker bench, and ya, the wood here is great.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#13 posted 12-17-2011 05:28 AM

Very nice bench, excellent wood usage. I hope you harvested the wood yourself, that looks expensive!

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