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Project by SouthavenToyMaker posted 10-30-2017 03:23 PM 1723 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another non toy model project ….what the

I have been wanting a mobile work bench for some time, (by mobile I mean if we ever move it can go with, not built in to the wall) Also wanted something that would stand up for years to come and possibly one of my sons would like to have when I’m no longer capable. It is 60” X 25” X 39” and has three drawers. It is made from primarily Red Oak, with bits of White Oak in the mix. I laminated the legs and the top. (2.5” thick with 3/4 ply base, hoping to prevent sag overtime). The top drawer hold my plans so they are not in the way during build by easily accessible.

The oak is what the lumber mill calls furniture frame stock has a rustic look. I use this same stock on my model projects just cut around the defects. This does generate waste, but $250.00 for 700 board feet is a good deal to me. Only down size is I have to by in bulk (pallet) and cannot be selective.

-- Sean





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majuvla

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#1 posted 10-30-2017 03:33 PM

I bet it would last for a long time, realy looks sturdy. Very nice legacy to leave for your sons.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#2 posted 10-30-2017 03:48 PM

Forgot to mention that this was my first time to make box joints. I added a dowel for added strength, probably over kill. Bench is also coated in Boiled Linseed Oil.

-- Sean

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Dutchy

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#3 posted 10-30-2017 04:01 PM

Looking great! I hope you will have a lot of pleasure from it.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 10-30-2017 06:26 PM

This workbench is very nice and a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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kryptix

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#5 posted 10-30-2017 06:49 PM

Out of curiosity, how do you account for the plywood not moving and that big slab of oak moving probably 1/4 inch with the seasons? Won’t the plywood actually make it warp more?

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#6 posted 10-30-2017 08:41 PM

kryptx, i just used what I’ve heard that plywood is less likely to expand/ contract then hard wood. Plywood is made from thin sheets laminated together in opposite grain patterns to maximize strength and minimize movement. Could be wrong, but my workshop is temp controlled and I haven’t had a problem with other builds.

-- Sean

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Pjonesy

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#7 posted 10-30-2017 09:10 PM

Well done, a man needs a good work bench.

-- Peter New Zealand

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GR8HUNTER

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#8 posted 10-31-2017 03:21 AM

looks to me like it will be a very good solid bench and should last to be a heirloom ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Woodwrecker

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#9 posted 10-31-2017 03:43 AM

Very nicely done Sean!
I hope that bench brings you years of service and a lot of joy.
It looks plenty sturdy and just the right size for the area.
Well done my friend.

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 10-31-2017 05:25 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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hunter71

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#11 posted 10-31-2017 10:43 AM

strong looking build.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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drewpy

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#12 posted 10-31-2017 11:36 AM

Looks great and must be a great addition to your shop. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 10-31-2017 04:23 PM

Great looking, nice features, and appears to be sturdy!
Nice project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#14 posted 10-31-2017 04:59 PM

Thank you everyone for the nice comments. Thank you LJ for Daily Top 3. :)

-- Sean

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crowie

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#15 posted 10-31-2017 10:51 PM

Beautiful bench Sean, but way too clean and good to use…

That second drawer is the best, I store my shop bought supplies in large narrow plastic crates; your drawer setup is the best….might have to organize a visit..

Well done sir!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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