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Project by Henry Mowry posted 1287 days ago 2573 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This workbench is the centerpiece of my garage workshop. I sized it to fit my space: 5’ long, 28” wide, 39” tall (which is a good height for me and matches my nearby table saw), so long stock can slide smoothly from the bench through the saw blade when ripping.

Maple top. The top was made from 8/4 Maple, which was cut into 2×2 stock, and then joined with biscuits. I used my drill press to drill holes for bench dogs over the entire top—I can do clamping over the entire length of the bench + vise. Dogs, by the way, are simply 2”x2” squares from 3/4” walnut with 3/4” oak dowels mounted in the center. Bench top ends were attached with mortise & tenon joinery—breadboard ends, really, except the ends were wide stock mounted vertically to match the sides, providing a 4” long skirt around the top. The skirt is also drilled for bench dogs, as are the sides of the end vise.

Oak base. Drawers in the base maximize storage space and add some weight for even more stability.

2 vises: a Veritas double screw end vise, and a quick release vise on the opposite end.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com





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RetiredCoastie

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#1 posted 1287 days ago

Realy nice job. The bench looks great!

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lou

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#2 posted 1287 days ago

Wow.Thats almost to nice to use.Enjoy

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1287 days ago

The only thing wrong with this is its not mine! What a great bench, I wish I had room for a beast like this…. Well done !!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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davidroberts

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#4 posted 1287 days ago

That really caught my eye. Top Notch.

-- God is Great, Wood is Good. nuff said.

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 1287 days ago

Looking good. I like all the dog holes. Planing ahead is always good thing.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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NeilC

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#6 posted 1287 days ago

Looks great.

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TheBarrister

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#7 posted 1287 days ago

This thing looks like it could withstand a nuclear attack!

-- Mangling good wood since 2005.

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1287 days ago

Good looking work bench. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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AttainableApex

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#9 posted 1287 days ago

nice

-- Ben L

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Angela

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#10 posted 1287 days ago

It’s the perfect size for my garage too and I see you’re not to far from me so one night I’ll have to sneek up there and get it. Love it…
What method did you use to attach the top of the bench to the lower part?

Angela

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#11 posted 1287 days ago

congrat´s with your new bench Henry :—)

take care
Dennis

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1287 days ago

Nice looking workbench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Tim29

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#13 posted 1287 days ago

Nice work

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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scarpenter002

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#14 posted 1287 days ago

Beautiful bench.

-- Scott in Texas

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Robsshop

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#15 posted 1287 days ago

That has to be a great addition to Your shop, it deserves center stage and it makes even the mundane tasks a pleasure I am quite sure ! Nice work

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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