Finally finished my workbench

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Project by thamar posted 04-02-2011 06:14 AM 7578 views 41 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on my new bench on the weekends for a month or so. It’s now finally done. It has two old Emmert vises on one end (one is flush mounted and the other is not) and a Veritas Twin Vise on the other end. I used 6 old Craftsman table saw extensions to square up and stiffen the base. A couple more coats of tung oil and I’ll be putting it to use!

The dimensions of the bench are really a function of the size of the tablesaw extensions that were used in the base (12” x 27”). The legs are 6” square of oak; top is 3” of beech, and the ends are of Brazilian cherry. The height of the bench is somewhat adjustable. Right now it is at 35” but it can be changed by about +/0 1.5”.

I added a rough plan into the photo mix. Of course th actual bench ended up a little differently!

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 05:26 AM

Stunning! Absolutely stunning. Could you share the dimensions please?

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 05:27 AM

Well done! One of the nicest workbenches that anyone can ever dream of. What a way to introduce yourself on LumberJocks. Welcome!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 05:51 AM

I agree, two Emmerts is an embaressment of riches! Nice bench.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 06:11 AM

Super Bench! too pretty to work on though, bet the first ‘ding’ will really hurt. :)

-- Smitty

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 07:35 AM

Awesome bench

-- Vince

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Mike R.

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#6 posted 03-21-2011 07:47 AM

i like the use of old extension tables

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#7 posted 03-21-2011 07:54 AM

My stars that’s pretty.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 03-21-2011 08:24 AM

Holy Cow! That is a beast! But beautiful too;)

Nice job, I look forward to seeing the projects you build on that one.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 03-21-2011 08:48 AM

Great design…sweet finish….good job.

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David Grimes

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#10 posted 03-21-2011 08:52 AM

Very nice.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#11 posted 03-21-2011 09:05 AM

AWESOME bench! Must weigh a “few” pounds. May you spend countless hours, days and years at the bench, making whatever your heart desires. Enjoy – you deserve it after all that work. Thanks for sharing. Play / be safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 03-21-2011 09:33 AM

What a bench!
This bench will grow older with you and become just even more beautiful.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 03-21-2011 10:41 AM

you deffently know how to make an entrĂ© with a bang ….. welcome to L J enjoy and have fun

a great beast you have made :-)..... but a Veritas and two Emmerts …............Droooool !
looking forward to see some projects comming down from that bench

take care

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#14 posted 03-21-2011 01:03 PM

That’s a work of art. I’d be petrified to use it for fear that I might damage it some how. The cast iron extensions look really cool and add great stability, great idea.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#15 posted 03-21-2011 01:56 PM

Ditto’s to all the above!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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