Work Bench

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Project by Bags posted 10-30-2017 10:21 PM 1392 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because I am moving and downsizing, I made a new, smaller workbench to take with me. It is a modified version of a Wedge-Based Workbench featured in American Woodworker. It is easily broken down into parts for moving but is still rock solid when put together and it is also small which fits with the smaller projects I anticipate working on. I am also going to make a Milk Man’s bench to compliment it.

Dimensions in inches:
Top – 18×60 x 2.5
Height – 36 inches
Weight – 145 pounds (estimate)

When it came to materials, I also wanted to use up scraps and cutoffs that I had around the shop in anticipation of moving. The top was part of a larger maple bench top formally used at a local high school. I repaired two edges with cherry strips that had been damaged when clamps were removed. The other woods used were:
Legs – Maple and cherry (maple re-used from an old loft bed)
Cross braces – Walnut – cutoffs from another project
Stretchers – American Cherry from a tree downed by a hurricane
Wedges – Jatoba – some old flooring

7 comments so far

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#1 posted 10-30-2017 11:50 PM

Great looking bench and use of joinery !

-- "Tying shoelaces was way harder than learning to Whistle",,,,,member MWTCA area K. Kentucky

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#2 posted 10-31-2017 09:59 AM

That is a nice bench.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 12:16 PM

Great looking workbench.

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#4 posted 10-31-2017 03:38 PM

That is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 10-31-2017 04:45 PM

That’s some fancy wedging there, it looks really nice.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 10-31-2017 05:59 PM

This is a very nice work table. Nice work.

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 11-01-2017 06:25 PM

That table, especialy leggs set is absolutely astonish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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