Finished Work Bench

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Project by Bsmith posted 11-15-2011 02:21 AM 3371 views 16 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a great and productive weekend in the shop. I’m satisfied with the work bench and calling it done with the last few additions. Added a couple of drawers to put stuff in and a shelf to the right. Put in a peg board on one end. Installed a sliding dead man and made some bench dogs. All in all a good weekend. Thanks for looking.

-- Bryan

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 02:28 AM

Fit for a kitchen table! I would cringe at the thought of ….ehh I dont even want to think of it. Love the contrast.

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 02:28 AM

Its always nice to have a great work surface, and this one should be no exception. Nice work and enjoy thank for posting BC

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 03:13 AM

Man, in a weekend? I’m so jealous I’m leaving. (and I love the dogs.)

-- --bch

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 03:18 AM

that’s so pretty, I wouldn’t use it for fear of marring that gorgeous bench! Mine is a P.O.S. hahahahaha

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Dan Hux

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#5 posted 11-15-2011 03:51 AM

very nice bench,,mine used to look that nice…covered in paint now,,

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#6 posted 11-15-2011 05:48 AM

Great bench.

You’d think I’d get tired of oohing and ahhing over other people’s benches. But I don’t ;)

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#7 posted 11-15-2011 07:03 AM

That came out great.
Now it’s time to renew your shop photos!
Good Job !

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#8 posted 11-15-2011 11:12 AM

Great job on this, will last for man yrs. you should be proud.

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

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#9 posted 11-15-2011 02:11 PM

Now that is a handsome bench! I am really liking the size and added features you put into it. I am going to have to do some big changes in my shop soon and think something like this would work perfectly for me…. Will have to favorite it to come back for notes…

Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 11-15-2011 02:53 PM

Beautiful bench great job!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#11 posted 11-15-2011 02:58 PM

It’s spectacular. I could go on and on about all the wonderful details but you already know what they are;) The right front leg is my favorite stretch of grain.

-- 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 11-15-2011 03:36 PM

That is a sharp looking bench. 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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#13 posted 11-15-2011 03:47 PM

Is that all oak except for the legs and chop? Must weigh a pound or two. Nice bench.

-- Michael :-{| Don't anthropomorphise your tools, they hate it when you do that.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#14 posted 11-15-2011 04:04 PM

A beautiful project, well done.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#15 posted 11-15-2011 05:05 PM

very nice workbench, nice details and overall good dimensional balance to it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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