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Project by Kobi posted 09-14-2011 01:24 AM 1948 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built the base out of Ash (Cheaper) and the top out of hard maple. The top is about 80” long and 28-1/2” wide by 2-1/2” thick.

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Chuck Anstrom

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 01:33 AM


-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 01:43 AM

Oh Yea another wonderful bench, just can’t get enough of these gems. The top is eye candy galore my good man. A suggestion for the draw with all the hand planes, try and lay down a piece of carpet, just for added protection in case the blade is not drawn back and will protect the sole from any unnecessary scratches. Enjoy your new work mate it came out great…BC

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 01:47 AM

Fantastic bench – nicely done.


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Tom Huntley

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 02:01 AM

Ok, there’s a pile of wood I’d like to see in my shop. Terrific job!

-- Tom Huntley - Rochester Hills, Michigan

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 02:09 AM

Thanks guys

Good idea blackcherry. I put dados in the drawer bottom of the handplane drawer and separated with 1/4” poplar to ensure the planes would not slam into one another as well.

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 11:36 AM

WOW! Beautiful work. And awesome workshop!

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 11:52 AM

nice job very nice bench

-- ohio

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 12:11 PM

Great work bench, I wish my shop was big enough for on of these monsters.

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

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 01:12 PM

Kobi, that is a wonderful bench and will serve you well for the rest of your days.

-- 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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#10 posted 09-15-2011 03:31 AM

Wow, simply gorgeous, very professional looking project!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 09-15-2011 03:56 AM

Kobi, fantasy bench. Great job

-- Back home. Fernando

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#12 posted 09-15-2011 12:07 PM

I kinda like those benches. really nicely done!

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#13 posted 10-15-2011 01:26 AM

real nice bench and the shop looks awesome too!

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#14 posted 10-15-2011 01:35 AM

A most majestic bench I should say.Is it possible to get the plans to build one like it/

-- SR

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#15 posted 12-21-2011 08:23 PM


I used the plans from finewoodworking Matts Monster Workbench and modified them to fit my needs as I went along. If interested, I can certainly provide all the dimensions, etc.

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