Finished Workbench from Bucket List

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I got my workbench done and just have to put the clamps on and then I will post my blog on how it works. But the bench finishes out at 650lbs and 38” to the top of the bench by 30” wide and 6’ long. I love it and cant wait to keep going.


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#1 posted 07-29-2011 04:27 AM


Are you going to add any drawers under it?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 04:28 AM

Looks strong and at 650lb its not going anywhere! It may be my next project but will lower it so that it can double as an outfeed table for the table saw.

-- Making wood work since '08

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#3 posted 07-29-2011 04:36 AM

wow, 650lbs! you won’t have to worry about tipping it over any time soon.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 07-29-2011 04:37 AM

Nice Bench! Not usual to see the the wood used transversal instead of longitudinal….any particular reason?

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#5 posted 07-29-2011 04:51 AM

Now that is a work bench

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 07-29-2011 05:46 AM

It’s a great looking bench.

How thick are the top and legs? The legs look like about 6×6 so the top is around 3-4 inches thick?

What wood species is the bench made of?

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#7 posted 07-29-2011 10:37 AM

What kind of vises (leg,wagon, end, face, etc.) are you going to put on it?

-- Profanity; The last refuge of the limited intellect.

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#8 posted 07-29-2011 06:20 PM

Wow, 650 lbs…I hope you like where it is.

I really like it, good and sturdy.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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#9 posted 07-29-2011 10:09 PM

Lew, I might put some under it but I dont know yet Maybe
Tango, I put the wood transversal because the bench sections move back and forth as clamps.
Coloradoclimber, The legs are 5”x5” and the top is 2 7/8” and the whole thing is white ash
Barney I am not going to be putting a vise on the bench because the four top sections are my vise I will explain that in a blog.
Everyone else, thanks for the comments and I dont really think it is going anywhere.


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#10 posted 03-20-2012 03:33 PM

Very Interesting, can’t wait to read about it in your blog.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#11 posted 03-20-2012 03:40 PM

650lbs. Kick ass.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 05-02-2012 01:07 AM

Talk about solid 650 lbs, that’s a tank! Looks awesome, great job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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