Jim's New Workbench

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Project by JimT posted 12-30-2007 10:13 PM 3086 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The need for more storage and increased tabletop area prompted this new workbench. Approximately 78” long by 35” deep, the workbench has 4 drawers on each side (top 3 are equal sizes of 20” x 20” x 4.5 inches high while bottom drawer is 7 inches high) and a center cabinet. Each drawer has routed dados in the centers for 1/4” plywood dividers. Top is constructed from 3/4” MDF with 1/4” hardboard placed on top. I fastener the hardboard with a couple pieces of carpet tape so replacement will be easy down the road. The top was then edged with 1” pine to conceal the edges and increase clamping area.

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#1 posted 12-30-2007 10:30 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-30-2007 10:31 PM

HAHAHA…that’s not a bench gloat, it’s a stealth Domino gloat! Good on ya, Jimmy! It’s a handsome bench!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 12-30-2007 10:52 PM

Nice work, I hope to get that organized one of these days. These types of posts just keep me motivated.
Thanks for posting,
Doug in AZ.

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#4 posted 12-30-2007 11:03 PM

This looks to nice for the shop. Well done.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 12-30-2007 11:42 PM

Very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-31-2007 05:14 AM

NICE…..I’m jealous!

-- Kevin -- (

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#7 posted 12-31-2007 05:15 AM


That looks really good. I am starting to think about a bench for the shop. I like that design. Thanks for sharing.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#8 posted 12-31-2007 06:40 AM

Great work bench and for the storage areas.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 12-31-2007 07:44 AM

Excellent looking bench. I’m surprised that Mot noticed that Domino in the drawer :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 12-31-2007 11:58 AM

That is a fine workbench. Good idea with the replaceable top.

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#11 posted 01-01-2008 05:06 PM

Still checking profiles and their work. This is a fine example of what woodworking is all about. Excellent job.

Semper Fi !!


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#12 posted 01-02-2008 01:59 AM

Great looking work bench some great looking pieces should come off that baby.

-- Billp

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#13 posted 01-17-2008 05:23 PM

That is a great looking bench with lots of storage, a great plus!


-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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#14 posted 05-31-2008 07:24 PM

Great work

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#15 posted 05-31-2008 08:23 PM

Very nice, well done!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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