English hybrid workbench

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Project by surrywood posted 01-02-2018 10:31 AM 594 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Built this about 5 months ago. The leg assembly was a retread from a former workbench, made of screwed together 2×4s and a couple of 2×6 scraps for leg tenons. The top is laminated Lowe’s pine, supposed to be the better version of pine. The top is hand planed flat and level, what a beast to get done! Added an Eclipse 9” vise. Finished the top with tung oil and 3 coats of paste wax. At the time of completion the top was pristine, it now has multiple scratches and dings, but after all, it is a workbench.

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#1 posted 01-02-2018 01:38 PM

Very Nice workbench should be very sturdy, what size is it?

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 02:59 PM

Thanks for the kind word. It is super sturdy. It is 60” long and 30” wide, and 38” high. My old bench was approximately 36” high so it is been a little bit of an adjustment, but, not a bad one because I don’t have to bend as much, surprising how much difference two inches can make

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#3 posted 01-02-2018 04:04 PM

Correction, it is 72” long

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#4 posted 01-02-2018 08:40 PM

Great bench! Now use and abuse it.

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#5 posted 01-02-2018 09:08 PM

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

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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#6 posted 01-02-2018 10:47 PM

Nice bench mate, some get a bit too fancy IMHO and would be too pretty to use. Yours looks like it is just begging to be used!
Cheers Dave

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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