Cabinetmakers workbench

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Project by goggy posted 1645 days ago 4211 views 21 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taken from ShopNotes plans, this project was fun to build. I made a few minor changes but nothing major. I used 8/4poplar except for the breadboard ends and outer rails (6/4). A large front vise is on order and goes to the left of the drawers. This project was also my introduction to the hand plane. I purchased a stanlley block plane and Millers Falls jack plane (ca 1949-1954) which I refurbished. This tool proved invaluable and will continue to be a part of my woodworking experience. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 1645 days ago

Awesome bench, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing.


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#2 posted 1645 days ago

Great looking bench… nice build…

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#3 posted 1645 days ago


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#4 posted 1645 days ago

Great looking bench!

Good thing you took pictures because this is the best it will ever look! :-)

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#5 posted 1645 days ago

Nice! Thank you for sharing. For the sake of those that wish to follow in your footsteps, what technique did you use to plane it flat?


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#6 posted 1645 days ago

Very very nicely built workbench.
Grrrrrrrreat job!

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#7 posted 1645 days ago

Great looking bench, I have got to build me one some day.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#8 posted 1645 days ago

Your bench turned out great and will be around to help with all your projects, great work.

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#9 posted 1645 days ago

Outstanding build! Looks like a really great bench too.

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#10 posted 1645 days ago

Extra Special! You are a craftsman.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#11 posted 1645 days ago

Great job on the bench like the pulls on the drawers.

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#12 posted 1645 days ago

Outstanding workmanship.

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#13 posted 1645 days ago

That is an awsome looking bench. This is a tool that will give you years of service and one, that would be a welcome addition for many of us. I like the storage that you added to it as well.

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#14 posted 1645 days ago

Simply, outstanding work.

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#15 posted 1645 days ago

Very Nice. Good benches are so cool. They really make a shop feel right.

You did well,

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