New Workbench

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Project by Norwegian posted 1448 days ago 3117 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The workbench is built of beech, but I’ve cheated a bit and bought a 40mm thick beech worktop at IKEA that I have used as a top. I have used two standard Front Vices purchased from Axminster in the UK. The bench has a coat of linseed oil.

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#1 posted 1448 days ago

Nice workbench great job I have always wanted to make one just don’t have room in my shop for one. Great job!

-- 2Xsurvivor joec in SoCal

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#2 posted 1448 days ago

Looking solid and rugged

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#3 posted 1448 days ago

Very nice!

-- Dale, Oregon

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#4 posted 1448 days ago

Great looking bench! Looks super solid.

-- -- Mike

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#5 posted 1448 days ago

Sure a nice workbench. Way better than my old rotted picnic table… LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 1448 days ago

If you don’t mind me asking how much was the worktop from Ikea?

-- Steve Good,

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#7 posted 1448 days ago

WOW! what a clean workshop! BTW, very nice bench.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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#8 posted 1446 days ago

Thanks for all the nice words.

Here in Norway the 246×62x4cm worktop in beech from IKEA have a price tag of US200. I suppose it will be cheaper in US.

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#9 posted 1446 days ago

Fantastic! Sure beats working on an old beat up desk… nice piece.

-- GX

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#10 posted 1446 days ago

I was just at IKEA and they have a whole mess of sizes available. If I remember correctly one that was about 25×36 was right at $100. Don’t quote me on that b/c Ikea has tons of things that are interfering with my memory. but it seemed quite reasonable. I think the thickness was around 1.5-2”

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#11 posted 1445 days ago

That’s a great work bench. You did a very good job even if you did buy the top.

-- 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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#12 posted 1426 days ago

Looks great. How did you drill the dog holes and what are you using for dogs? I am getting ready to do that on a new bench of my own (not even close to as nice as yours) and I am interested in what others are doing to drill dog holes.

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#13 posted 1422 days ago

To drill the hole for the bench dogs I used a drill stand and a forstner bit.

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#14 posted 814 days ago

That is a lovely work bench. Classic look. Love it.

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