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Project by DPWoodworking305 posted 05-11-2016 12:50 PM 3312 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My $200 (including hardware) hand planed workbench made entirely from 2”x4’’. Planning to do another, a bit better version of this in the future but for now this will do :-)

-- D.Pesic

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 12:56 PM

Beautiful. I just posted mine two days ago – looks like we incorporated a lot of the same features.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 01:17 PM

Thanks Jay, really appreciate your feedback.. We sure did, I just checked yours.. Looks really amazing! Initially I was gonna build it with the drawers but on the end I opted to leave it without as I wanted to place my lathe and planer on the middle shelving

-- D.Pesic

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 02:38 PM

I built mine the same way, same material in 2012. Solid as a rock. Nice job DPW.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 05-11-2016 03:15 PM

That is a fine looking bench. Can’t wait to start on mine.

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#5 posted 05-11-2016 04:32 PM

This is a very nice workbench. I like it.

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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#6 posted 05-11-2016 05:23 PM

Thanks Mark and Charles.

Bob: Post pictures once you’re done

-- D.Pesic

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#7 posted 05-11-2016 06:12 PM

Great job! Looks like there are 2 metal vises on the front, interesting idea. How thick is the top?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 05-11-2016 06:35 PM

Ron: Thanks! Top is a bit over 3 1/2” thick. Entire benchtop is 70”L x 24”W x 36’‘H. Vises are cheap but decent quality IRWIN 6.5” metal vises (believe got them for less then $20 ea at Lowes).

-- D.Pesic

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#9 posted 05-12-2016 10:20 AM

Very nice bench, well done. Nice Rangey parked in the drive too!


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#10 posted 05-12-2016 06:18 PM

well for now looks pretty good too me buddy nice job should work well into the future.and besides well never live to see our final version of anything in our shops because there is no finish line,until we pass on at least.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 05-13-2016 03:01 PM

Larry: So true.. Thanks for your comments

-- D.Pesic

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#12 posted 08-12-2016 06:20 PM

DPW, I like the way you did the 2 vices. Would you be able to send me a couple of close up photos of how you mounted them? I have one but trying to make it better.
Thanks, Troy

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