HD work bench

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Project by bamf posted 02-22-2010 04:30 AM 5790 views 33 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Top and legs are from re-cycled 6 3/4”x 27” glue lam beams. The boarder is ash. The recessed tool trays are 2-3/4” deep. The tail vise was a side dog hole built in and need to turn the handle. The leg vise and the dog support board are built on rails. The slidding tool board, or vertical shelves, are evolving at this time, but will have chisels, files, hammers, lay out tools… The dog holes in the top need completed. This is one heavt S.O.B.

-- Jerry, Montana

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 04:45 AM

Very very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 02-22-2010 04:45 AM

Looks very sturdy and functional. I might use some of your ideas on my next bench.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#3 posted 02-22-2010 04:45 AM

Nice, really nice design.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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#4 posted 02-22-2010 04:46 AM

I love ur bench so so cool

-- jim

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 04:48 AM

WHat a great bench. I can’t wait till I am a big boy and have my own shop so I can build that! LOL. Really nice job. ( I use my neighbors at the moment )

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#6 posted 02-22-2010 04:51 AM

This is a fine workbench! It appears to be practical, durable and well thought out. Thank you for sharing.

I especially like the vises. I’m rather ignorant about leg vises. How does that work, exactly? Is the bottom horizontal member attached to the vertical board and slide in and out of a mortise in the rail (vertical member behind the vise board)? Do those two vertical pieces, the one with the holes and the one behind the leg vise, slide to different positions? Thanks!

-- Build for the joy of it!

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 05:29 AM

I hope you don’t mind if I borrow some of your ideas. I’m working on my own bench right now. Poplar and red oak. Maple is too much money. If you don’t mind me asking about the wooden screw on your side vice – did you make it or buy it? I like that feature a lot.

-- Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to

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#8 posted 02-22-2010 05:36 AM

Great job. Now that one beefy work bench.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 02-22-2010 06:18 AM

How did u attach the legs? Mortise and tenon?

-- Sparks

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#10 posted 02-22-2010 06:26 AM

That puppy looks strong enough to park a couple trucks on. Very slick design and a great build.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 02-22-2010 06:50 AM

I love to have workbench like this one.
Beat it, push it no problem. Mine? LOL….it moves before my hand plane proceeds…!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 02-22-2010 06:56 AM

Great workbench.. It looks like you put a lot of hours and thought into building it.

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#13 posted 02-22-2010 07:23 AM

Love the bench. Tell me more about the glue lam beams. I thought they were like plywood with many thin lams but yours look solid. How did you flatten the top? How did you move the top?

-- Jim

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#14 posted 02-22-2010 08:39 AM

wow, that is one skookum work bench…

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

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#15 posted 02-22-2010 03:54 PM

That is one big beefy bench. Love it

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

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