Cabinetmakers workbench

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Project by goggy posted 01-23-2010 08:46 AM 4543 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 01-23-2010 08:52 AM

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


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#2 posted 01-23-2010 09:14 AM

Great looking bench… nice build…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 09:28 AM


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#4 posted 01-23-2010 09:32 AM

Great looking bench!

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

-- 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 01-23-2010 09:54 AM

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 01-23-2010 10:00 AM

Very very nicely built workbench.
Grrrrrrrreat job!

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 11:56 AM

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

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 12:32 PM

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

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#9 posted 01-23-2010 12:47 PM

Outstanding build! Looks like a really great bench too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-23-2010 01:09 PM

Extra Special! You are a craftsman.

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

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#11 posted 01-23-2010 01:48 PM

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

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#12 posted 01-23-2010 02:19 PM

Outstanding workmanship.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 01-23-2010 02:24 PM

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 01-23-2010 02:34 PM

Simply, outstanding work.

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#15 posted 01-23-2010 02:36 PM

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

You did well,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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