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Project by John Fleming posted 1550 days ago 6700 views 29 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is based on Christopher Schwarz Roube Style workbench. The last picture is my friend Ken who braved the CA winter in 2009 and 2010 to help me build the bench. He is the carpenter I am the woodworker. He has 30 years fo experience I have just 5 years. We had a good time and learned from each other.

The bench is made from Hem-fir, the top is 4 inches and the legs are 5 inches square. It weights close to 400 lbs and is very sturdy. I love that it can hold anything, anytime anywhere. It is my dream bench and I love working on it everyday.

3 years to make, one to plan, one week in Feb 2009 and one week in 2010. A good friend and as you can see some great breakfasts at the Beahbreak cafe in Oceanside, Ca. Love that banana french toast.

-- Woodworker in Progress, Oceanside CA





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John Steffen

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#1 posted 1550 days ago

Man, that’s a fantastic workbench. Congratulations!

What are the dimensions of the top?

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1550 days ago

Good and good

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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donjoe

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#3 posted 1550 days ago

That sure is one beefy bench. Very nice.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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aurora

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#4 posted 1550 days ago

john, looks like we got us a “doping scandal”, .... your bench is on steroids !! that baby is massive! i love it.

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psh

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#5 posted 1550 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Peter, Central VA

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Ted Pagels

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#6 posted 1550 days ago

Care to share any plans?

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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MShort

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#7 posted 1550 days ago

Wow, what a heavy made bench. Great job.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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blackcherry

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#8 posted 1550 days ago

Stout and beautiful!!!!!!!!

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Jesse.R

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#9 posted 1550 days ago

i want one.

-- jesse

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sparks

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#10 posted 1550 days ago

NICE BENCH!!!!!How did you attach the legs? I am also building a bench and I am trying to decide the best way to join the top to the legs.

-- Sparks

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OutPutter

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#11 posted 1550 days ago

That’s two big things ya’ll got. I love them both. Say, what’s with that aircraft carrier looking wheel thingy on the end? Is that to raise the tailhook cables in case a fighter jet needs landing rights? I bet that bench could handle anything. Nice work.

Best,

-- Jim

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Bearpie

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#12 posted 1550 days ago

Best bench I’ve seen so far on LJ!

Erwin Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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just_adam

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#13 posted 1550 days ago

Man that is one gorgeous bench, you should be able to get some serious business done!

Is it 8’ ?

SOLID!

adam

-- Oakland, CA

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lovinmrv

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#14 posted 1550 days ago

I dunno if I like the bench or the banana french toast better. I do know that I have recipe for baked banana french toast, and I do not have a recipe for a workbench as fine as this one…great job…

-- Life is a sales job.

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dakremer

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#15 posted 1550 days ago

thats pretty awesome! I hope I can have a work bench some day! :) I’ll even take a workSHOP! I’m still working out of my apartment..haha..not ideal

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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