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Project by DrsHobby posted 2473 days ago 1966 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been told you are a woodworker.. so make a work bench. I really needed something with a solid top to get some things done and my previous work space always seemed to get crowded and cluttered. I build the top out of hard maple laminated together and the trim is purpleheard. I have two vises to hold work and the base is made of pine. The whole thing can be taken apart so that if we move the bench can go with me. I am currently working on a cabinet for the bottom to provide me storage for tools and materials. I went to a lecture at my local woodworker’s guild in Dec 06 which gave me alot of ideas and the push to get this project done. Note the corner on the right.. I dropped the top on my toe (OUCH!) That think taught me two lessons.. one how to begin to repair your mistakes and second wear steel toed shoes.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2473 days ago

Ouch! Hurts just to think about it.

Great bench!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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DrsHobby

38 posts in 2474 days


#2 posted 2473 days ago

thanks.. my toe is recovering nicely.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."

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Calgirl

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#3 posted 2473 days ago

Hey Doc, how much would you charge to ship it to Florida?

-- Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get !

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Dano

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#4 posted 2473 days ago

It looks too pretty to work on, great bench.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 2473 days ago

Doc, you should not do any work on that beautiful top. Use it in the dining room :-)). It’s really beautiful. You might want to be careful with your tongue sticking out like that – I’ve heard that tongue lacerations can be quite painful :-)).

Welcome to Lumber Jocks – I think that you find this a great place to share your hobby and gather great ideas.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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DustyDave

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#6 posted 2473 days ago

A work of art. Very nice.

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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snowdog

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#7 posted 2473 days ago

Nice work bench top, why did you choose pine for the base?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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WayneC

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#8 posted 2473 days ago

Great bench. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2473 days ago

good job, woodworker!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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DrsHobby

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#10 posted 2473 days ago

thanks everyone

Snowdog – bottom line – I choose pine because of cost and could always change the base later if I become unhappy with it.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."

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Chris

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#11 posted 2449 days ago

Sweet Bench!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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mot

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#12 posted 2448 days ago

I love a good bench! Nice job!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Wooder

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#13 posted 2199 days ago

Wow how did I miss this before…great bench Doc!!!

Jimmy

-- Jimmy

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BigBard

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#14 posted 1837 days ago

very nice indeed!! how long have you been woodworking?

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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