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Project by TJLainas posted 06-17-2016 03:27 PM 2795 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

just finished my new workbench out of recycled timber. roubo inspired but with a tool stand and and tool tray and a bottom shelf in the leg-frame.. the roubo leg-joints are blind since i wanted to keep the benchtop “clean” looking. the leg-vise is wedge driven, and the moxxon end-vise is made with 2 scaffolding feet screws. the recycled timbers is douglas fir from a big 100 year old roof beam, mullberry from a 80 year old bed frame, scandinavian pine and spruce from my house build, oak and teak door frames, and a bunch more. i used some curly maple which is not from a recycled source but thats about it. in materials i spent about 30 euro in wood glue and an other 30 euro for the scaffolding feet, the rest was free.





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TJLainas

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#1 posted 06-17-2016 03:57 PM

i forgot to show a view of the tool tray and tool stand…

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#2 posted 06-17-2016 03:58 PM

17 pop up benchdogs out of mullberry.

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#3 posted 06-17-2016 06:40 PM

Excellent bench.

-- Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.

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#4 posted 06-17-2016 06:52 PM

Beautiful build. Personally I would want round handles on my tail vise to ease the pain, but it’s your bench and your hands, not mine. You should get a lifetime of pleasure out of this bench. Enjoy!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-17-2016 07:28 PM

Beautiful bench, really like the recycled and home built vise parts. Is the shiny top surface going to be an issue with the lack of friction?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 06-17-2016 07:34 PM

Beautifully crafted bench. That pretty top is not likely to stay that way. LOL

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

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#7 posted 06-17-2016 09:07 PM

A real beauty!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 06-17-2016 09:34 PM

WOW!!!!

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#9 posted 06-17-2016 11:38 PM

That is awesome. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#10 posted 06-18-2016 12:08 AM

Most excellent !

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#11 posted 06-18-2016 12:20 AM



Beautiful build. Personally I would want round handles on my tail vise to ease the pain, but it s your bench and your hands, not mine. You should get a lifetime of pleasure out of this bench. Enjoy!

- stefang

i made the handles a bit octagonal. they are comfortable to use :)

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#12 posted 06-18-2016 12:27 AM



Beautiful bench, really like the recycled and home built vise parts. Is the shiny top surface going to be an issue with the lack of friction?

- bobasaurus

thanks :) i doubt the smooth surface is going to do any difference since the water-based varnish has a lot of grip to it, in fact other smooth objects tend to stick to it so i ended up waxing the surface.. even so, im a woodcarver so i always work with my pieces secured in various ways.

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#13 posted 06-18-2016 12:29 AM



Beautifully crafted bench. That pretty top is not likely to stay that way. LOL

- Northwest29

it gets prettier with use :) dents add character.

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AnttiN

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#14 posted 06-18-2016 02:54 AM

Your workbench is unique and magnificent. Congratulations on your accomplishment—you have created a valuable heirloom. I especially appreciate any project that recycles wood, and I think it makes your project even more precious. Of course the world is full of people who will cavil that your design is not entirely to their own personal liking. They should just go build their own. You have my complete respect, sir! Build and carry on.

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kiefer

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#15 posted 06-18-2016 03:27 AM

Your bench your way and I like the use of materials that you had on hand or salvaged .
It’s a beautiful bench and like you said a few dents along the way will add character after all it’s a workbench not a piece of furniture . One question are those steel beams you used for the front and back stretchers ?
I would like to see more pictures on your leg vise as I am always interested in different designs of leg vises .
Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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