Easy, Sturdy , Solid and Cheap Workbench

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Project by Mohammed Salem posted 04-23-2017 10:32 PM 3873 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yeah I finally Built this Workbench
I always wanted to build this style
it is cheap, easy to build and sturdy
I designed it myself
Here is the sketch up File
the legs are 3 1/4” x 3 1/4”

I used Quick release vise for fast operation.

The top and legs are Pine. The Frame and the Vise wooden Jaw are Beech.

I did the best I could and am happy with the results.

if you’d like to watch how I built it
Check my Video from here
remember to turn on English Captions

-- Mohammed, Egypt,

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 04-23-2017 10:52 PM

Looks good from here, Mohammad. Sturdy and solid are apparent … as to easy and cheap, well … I guess that’s relative, right?. I look forward to seeing what comes off of this bench. Good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 11:48 PM

Nice work Mohammad. You didn’t mention the dimensions, but it looks like it has plenty of landscape. Also, that’s one big chop there on that vise. I’ll take a look at the YT video to see if you provided more info and to see that vise in action. Congrats and enjoy!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 04-24-2017 12:18 AM

I like the design. Simple, solid and functional. Nice craftsmanship!

-- Scott

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Jerry Spencer

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 10:43 AM

Great looking bench, well done. I too will be watching for your projects made on this fine bench.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#5 posted 04-24-2017 11:14 AM

great video, good functional bench and it shows your attention to detail

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 04-24-2017 12:17 PM

Mohammed, this is a beautiful and practical workbench and so nicely done. It is a great addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-24-2017 01:38 PM

wow, this is one cool bench Mohammad, great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-24-2017 03:44 PM

Mashallah Mohammed. Great bench ya 3am.

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#9 posted 04-24-2017 05:17 PM

I’ve been building my workshop piece by piece for 4 years. and I need to build a proper bench. I seem to always build the projects that justify having the shop instead of the things that make building them easier.

I have a similar vise and never thought of using it on the end like that.

Good Job, thanks for posting

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Eli Adamit

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#10 posted 04-24-2017 06:39 PM

Nice work, Mohammed.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#11 posted 04-24-2017 08:34 PM

Nice build, nice bench and nice video.

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#12 posted 04-25-2017 08:06 AM

Great workbench, Mohammed! If you use one side of the vise, someting like this may be useful for you:

-- Uwe from Germany.

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Mohammed Salem

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#13 posted 04-25-2017 08:17 AM

thank you all for your support
I hope you’d Like my upcoming Projects

-- Mohammed, Egypt,

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Mohammed Salem

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#14 posted 04-25-2017 08:24 AM

Great workbench, Mohammed! If you use one side of the vise, someting like this may be useful for you:

I was planning to build one

thank you so much

- muesli

-- Mohammed, Egypt,

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#15 posted 04-25-2017 01:39 PM

Well done sir. Beautiful and functional.

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

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