My Not-So-Big workbench

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Project by SubtleEpsilon posted 09-18-2016 02:54 AM 1407 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished up my Not-So-Big workbench. Just basically followed the plans from Fine Woodworking and used their wood and finish choices. Had a bit of a snafu when it came time to get a vise. Just as I was about to order one it turned out Jorgensen wasn’t selling them anymore so after spazzing out a bit I managed to find a Yost vise that fit the bill quite nicely. You can’t really take it apart though so flipping the top to apply finish to both sides is a bit of tricky and sweaty physics….

-- It's a fine line between clever and stupid

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#1 posted 09-18-2016 01:53 PM

great looking bench!

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#2 posted 09-18-2016 04:54 PM

Beautiful bench. Love the drawers. Are you planning to add a tail vise or bench dog holes?

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#3 posted 09-18-2016 05:08 PM

Yeah, I was thinking about the whole bench dog hole thing but don’t have the bit to do it at the moment and just wanted to get the thing done so I could reorganize my shop and clean up a bit. Not sure about the whole tail vise thing but I’m not sure how it’d get installed. I’d have to think about that. Oh, and the small drawers are darker than the other ones because I needed to use another board that I’d already had for awhile.

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#4 posted 09-18-2016 06:44 PM

This is a nice looking workbench and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 09-19-2016 07:06 AM

Good size and good looking bench


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#6 posted 09-19-2016 08:56 PM

That is a nice looking bench! I’m shopping for vices as well so appreciate the tip. :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#7 posted 09-19-2016 10:21 PM

very nice bench you wont go wrong with that,should last many years of fine wood working pleasure,great job.

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