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Project by TheWoodYogi posted 08-11-2017 08:34 PM 1149 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the workbench I built a few months ago and I love it :) I must have read and watched almost everything on workbench design that I could find :D I realised that too much info could be the possible reason for people delaying or ditching many projects, so I went back to my own spontaneous way of doing things :) I had an initial idea of what I wanted and should have followed my instinct. I bought the Ash for the top locally for 25 Euros, the rest of the material was lying around the property. I made a set of plans in Sketchup and had the bench finished in an afternoon :) I added some ideas from what I had learned from other peoples builds and ended up with what is ideal for me :)

Dimensions:

Height = 76cm
Length = 156cm
Depth = 39 work area. 56 including the tool tray
Top = 8cm thick Ash laminate
Legs = 14cm wide
Legs and frame from reclaimed Pine

I have a video on Youtube showing the Workbench in a bit more detail:


View on YouTube

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 09:13 PM

Very Nice bench! I enjoyed your video also. I see in your video that you made a number of jigs for many different operations, nicely done! Nothing like having a workbench that makes you happy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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jimintx

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 09:17 PM

quite nice.
i am a big believer in just getting starting when i want to build something, and that a set of plans is often a way to slow things down.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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TheWoodYogi

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#3 posted 08-11-2017 10:04 PM

Thanks Tony :) I’m working on more jigs :D

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#4 posted 08-11-2017 10:06 PM

Jim :) I’ve resorted to my favourite old method of a quick sketch in a good old notepad. I’m getting a lot more done now :D

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#5 posted 08-11-2017 11:24 PM

Yes! I do keep a pad of paper handy all the time.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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John

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#6 posted 08-11-2017 11:57 PM

That’s an awesome bench Chris, wish I had room for one like it! Maybe some day.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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shipwright

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#7 posted 08-12-2017 12:46 AM

Here’s a little improvement I made on my wedge leg vice that will give you an extra hand. It’s a really easy add and a big improvement in useability. http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/42725

Nice bench I like all your accessory jigs.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Rarebreed68

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#8 posted 08-12-2017 01:07 AM

Beautiful workbench, looks as though it should last a lifetime. Enjoy!

-- EARTH FIRST! We'll log the other planets later. Trust your neighbors, but brand your calves. Opinion worth price charged.

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Dan

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#9 posted 08-12-2017 03:26 AM

Great bench! Liked all your devices in the video.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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Deanoside

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#10 posted 08-12-2017 06:12 AM

Wow nice bench I reasentleybuilt one too.
I also build from the brain.good job

-- A learning man is Alive a learned man is dead

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TheWoodYogi

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#11 posted 08-12-2017 08:49 AM

Thanks John :) I’m happy for the extra room that my workshop give. I initially made a huge bench full of dog holes that just wasn’t used and now I can move around and the room is much more functional :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#12 posted 08-12-2017 08:56 AM

Thanks for the tip Paul (shipwright) :) I will need to do something similar as you see from the video. That wedge can fly :D I’m so used to a wedge operated vice now, that I think it was the best choice for me. I am building a small bench to sit on the this one and may put a metal screw vice on that – If I can find one :D

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#13 posted 08-12-2017 09:00 AM

Thanks Rarebreed68 :) My idea was to build something permanent :D I’m loving building my own tools. I know how they are made and how to easily rectify any problems. The collection is growing and I improve my skill each time :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#14 posted 08-12-2017 09:02 AM

Thanks DanielP :) The devices are modifications of what I have seen other working with. I’m sure I will invent a few to add back to the community as the need comes :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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TheWoodYogi

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#15 posted 08-12-2017 09:06 AM

Hi Deanoside :) I was looking at your bench the other day. It looks great and I think the ability to have something mobile is good. My bench sits over a car service pit covered by boards and the floor is so uneven in the workshop that rollers are not an option for me. If I need to work outside I have a couple of folding shop-horses, but love to use the bench whenever possible :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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