Beech Workbench

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Project by CMDEvans posted 02-25-2016 01:20 PM 2277 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built another workbench a few weeks back.

Reclaimed beech was used for the construction.

Traditional tail vise, removable tool tray, floating mortise and tenon construction on the base.

Heavy, flat and just the ticket for work in the shop.

-- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. . .

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#1 posted 02-25-2016 01:24 PM

Very impressive work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 02-25-2016 01:58 PM

Very nice. I like the dogs and the impressive tail vise.

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#3 posted 02-25-2016 04:00 PM

Wow Impressive to say the least! Kind of different with the removable trough, could be handy if clamping on the bench.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 02-25-2016 04:23 PM

A beauty. One of my bucket list items

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 02-25-2016 09:27 PM

Great looking bench, love the vice, need to build one


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#6 posted 02-26-2016 02:23 AM

I really like your workbench, especially your tail vise. Any way you could post some notes or pictures on your build? Maybe a blog?

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#7 posted 02-26-2016 03:18 AM

Well done, will be around for a long time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 02-26-2016 04:25 AM

A couple more pictures of the build/construction. I didn’t take many pictures during the build, start to finish it was a pretty quick bench build, a few days at most. Probably not much of a chance on a build or blog on this one, but I will try to get one done on the next bench.

I make the wooden screws, so I had a beech screw in stock that I used to match the beech on the bench.

I used a slightly modified version of the Tail Vise on my site (

-- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. . .

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#9 posted 02-26-2016 06:02 AM

I love the classic old world look. What a great bench.

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