First woodworking project. Workbench

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Although I have done some projects around the house (desk, fence, etc.) I am certainly not an accomplished woodworker. This past fall I decided to try and build a workbench. I had no plans and just hoped for the best. Since completing the project, I have developed an appreciation for woodworking and realize how little I know. I joined this organization to read, listen, and try to learn some things. The good thing is, I won’t have to catch up and read about other peoples mistakes because I have already made a lot of them myself.

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#1 posted 1261 days ago

Nice looking bench. What wood, finish, joinery etc. was used?

BTW: Welcome to LJ’s. There are a lot of great people here ready, willing and (more than) able to help you (& me)!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 1261 days ago

Real nice looking work there Len. And welcome to LumberJocks. As I have, you will find this site very friendly and informative. Folks here in general have a desire to help where they can, my hope is that you will enjoy the same reception

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#3 posted 1261 days ago

Welcome to LJ Len. That’s a pretty good looking first project. I’d say that you’re off to a good start woodworking.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 1261 days ago

Beautiful bench! Now have fun getting some sawdust on it!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 1260 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s Len. There’s no better first project than a quality workbench. Great job! Thanks for sharing. Play / be safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 1260 days ago

Hey Len
Good strong well designed work bench…nice job.

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#7 posted 1260 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, first of all. Second of all—What anamazing bench! That will surely last a lifetime! Well done indeed! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#8 posted 1260 days ago

I had no plans and just hoped for the best.
That’s the story of my life…..super bench!

-- mike...............

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#9 posted 1260 days ago

well that is one fine project and welcome to Lumber jocks you will learn a ton of stuff from this site.


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#10 posted 1260 days ago

Dittos to all the above!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#11 posted 1260 days ago

You have skills and no-one has all the answers! NICE WORK

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#12 posted 1260 days ago

I believe you have summed up why the vast majority of us are here at LJ’s. Wow that is an ambitious first wood working project but you have executed wonderfully. Keep up the good work and welcome to LJ’s.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#13 posted 1260 days ago

Len, that’s a super nice work bench and it has plenty of drawers which is exactly what you need. Congratulations.

-- 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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#14 posted 1260 days ago

Nice looking set of drawers w/bench.
Do the mistake ever stop….

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#15 posted 1260 days ago

Congratulations, it’s a great looking bench, hard to believe it’s your first woodworking project. I hope there are many more. Welcome to LJ.

-- Glen

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