Woodworking Bench

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Project by DocK16 posted 11-27-2009 04:55 AM 9333 views 18 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished my woodworking bench. The plans are from Woodsmith Magazine. It turned out pretty nice. In case you missed it I have been showing progress under the blog section. It’s a mix of hard maple and cherry. Finish is a mix of turpentine, bees wax and linseed oil. The recipe comes along with the plans in Woodsmith. Sorry can’t remember the issue off hand. I have been using an assembly table to do most of my work but I’ve been using alot more hand tools lately and I needed a bench with vises. When I came across a bunch of hard maple for sale recently I knew what my first project would be.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#2 posted 11-27-2009 05:05 AM


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#3 posted 11-27-2009 05:09 AM

Great looking bench DocK. Turned out real nice.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#4 posted 11-27-2009 05:16 AM

Man, that’s an awesome looking bench! Fantastic job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 11-27-2009 05:19 AM

Well executed.

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 05:19 AM

Great Lookin Bench

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 05:21 AM

Beautiful bench : )
Tell me about that vise with all of the threads showing…I’ve never seen one like that until now. Thanks

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 05:23 AM

Another one of those benches I couldn’t bear to work on.


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 11-27-2009 05:41 AM

outstanding bench great job

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#10 posted 11-27-2009 05:42 AM

Very cool

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#11 posted 11-27-2009 05:46 AM

Nice workbench!

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#12 posted 11-27-2009 05:54 AM

Very impressive addition to a already nice looking shop. The wood combo of cherry and maple looks very welcoming. Enjoy your new work station and have a happy holiday…Blkcherry

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#13 posted 11-27-2009 05:57 AM

A very elegant workbench, you should be proud of it.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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#14 posted 11-27-2009 06:01 AM

Looks cool Dock

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#15 posted 11-27-2009 06:03 AM

Wow….an heirloom piece for sure…thats too nice to scar up with a chisel! Beautiful work.


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