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Project by Sergeich posted 02-11-2017 06:32 PM 2479 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was my longest build so far and lasted for three years because of permanent lack of time. A half of work is done by hand tools. The top is made from birch, the bottom is made from pine. The workbench is of a very simple designe, but steady and damn heavy. The workbench is collapsible and fasten together with wedges, so it can be moved if necessary. Coated with linseed oil.
Best wishes!
Serge
Russia





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waho6o9

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#1 posted 02-11-2017 06:52 PM

Now that’s a nice solid bench!

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Marcial

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#2 posted 02-11-2017 06:56 PM

Well done, Serge!

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#3 posted 02-11-2017 07:51 PM

Good job … looks solid. Kudos on the joints!

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CFrye

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#4 posted 02-11-2017 08:49 PM

You say ‘simple’. I say simply great!! You will make a lot of awesome projects on this bench, Serge. Well done.

-- God bless, Candy

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 02-11-2017 08:57 PM

Looks very solid.
You will enjoy that workbench !
Thanks for sharing.
2 nice vices as well ! I LOVE IT !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 02-12-2017 01:03 AM

Very nice looking bench!

How did you fasten the top to the legs? and what kind of vices are those?

-- Ryan -- Bristow, VA

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#7 posted 02-12-2017 04:06 AM

That is a great solid looking bench. A great decision on the 2 vises.

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Sergeich

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#8 posted 02-12-2017 08:24 AM

Thanks guys!
Ryan, the top is connected to the bottom with dowels about 1” of diameter without glue. So the top can be dismounted.

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#9 posted 02-12-2017 10:55 AM

Sergeich, congratulations on your bench. It’s very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Pointer

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#10 posted 02-12-2017 03:10 PM

That is one nice bench Serge. It does indeed look to be very heavy, which is a good characteristic for a bench. I really like the way you designed it to come apart if needed. All of us here are familiar with the lack of desired shop time. Must feel great to finally have it done.

-- Joe - - Don't be pessimistic, it never works works anyway.

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PatesWoodshop

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#11 posted 02-23-2017 03:33 AM

Love the joinery! Great job. I imagine you will enjoy using this bench for years to come.

-- By "Woodshop" I mean my two car garage full of wood and tools.

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