Weekend Workbench

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Project by DLWoodWorker posted 05-29-2010 11:24 PM 6151 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would try this weekend workbench during the Memorial Day Holiday. This was a nice project that cost a little over $175. I got the plans from WoodSmithShop. This is the simplest build. It was built according to the plans. The bench is heavy and sturdy. I am going to put a finish on it and call it done. The hard part is rearranging my garage.

I would also like to thank my lovely assistant. She helped me tremendously. It was hard to get her to keep the safety glass on, but we had fun.


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#1 posted 05-29-2010 11:28 PM

Looks great it should serve you well for years to come.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 11:31 PM

she doesn´t look like she is the helper she seams to do the work
and you just help holding the things
so tell her ( what ever her name is) she made a very fine bench that will serve her well
in the years to come
and we lok forward to see more from her hands

take care and be safe


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#3 posted 05-29-2010 11:51 PM

A wonderful project and a great learning experience. Looks like your helper is quite skilled already in the usage of tools. May the memory of the build and the workbench itself both last a lifetime.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 11:53 PM

Very nice work! Tell your little helper I said nice job and enjoy that bench. I have to admit I’m a bit envious. I guess I’m gonna have to build one for myself now!

-- Paul

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#5 posted 05-30-2010 12:10 AM

Nice job and good ‘daddering’ :)
BUT, there are not enough kid’s toys in your garage and your tools are far too organized

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 05-30-2010 12:21 AM

Nice looking bench and it looks like your ‘helper’ is ready to kick you out of the shop and take over.
Tell her that she did a great job and that we’re all glad that she wore her safety glasses. Looks like that bench should provide years of service.


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 12:31 AM

looks good

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 12:41 AM

Awesome Job!

-- David from Johnston, IA - The four most expensive words in woodworking: "I can fix that..."

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 12:48 AM

I used this design at school and cut the 5×5 work tables in half and made 2- 27×64 workbenches from each. Not I have 12 27×64 workbenches instead of 6 54×64 tables. It allows all the students to face forward, and made them taller for standing work. I was able to use the butcher block tops, otherwise I would have used mdf like the plan. A heavy coat of poly or lacquer will make it “perty” and durable.

good job, now get to work!

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 01:20 AM

Looks good. any vises going on anywhere?


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#11 posted 05-30-2010 01:50 AM

Looks like good parenting to me. Oh yeah, nice work bench too.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 02:35 AM

The weekend just started and you’re already done? Good job.

-- Gerry,

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#13 posted 05-30-2010 02:40 AM

Excellent job.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#14 posted 05-30-2010 04:00 AM

Great looking project. Make sure to print a picture of your assistant working on the bench and have her sign it, date it and attach it to the under side of the bench where it can be a memento well into the future.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#15 posted 05-30-2010 06:10 AM

Thanks everyone for your support. My little one has been smiling from ear to ear. She has been reading the post and can not wait to sign and date the bench. I am planning to mount the vise Sunday or Monday.

We have a few father & daughter projects in the works. The way she talks, I will be the helper on them. I have already begun to make shop rules (WOW).

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