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My first workbench

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Project by Tokolosi posted 851 days ago 2307 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this to replace my packing crate top on sawhorse bench I have been using up to now. I got a load of free wood and while it is only pine I think it will give me the room I need for bigger and better projects. It was so much fun to make as well.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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planeBill

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#1 posted 851 days ago

Killer bench. Beats the crap out of mine. The top looks sturdy, what is it, about 4” thick? Great bench. Enjoy. Merry Christmas.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 851 days ago

Great bench. Looks like you’ll be able to make a lot of great projects with that work bench. Good job.

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 851 days ago

Nice bench, should serve you well. Similar to one I built, except I just bought the top. You were smart to leave room for vices, I forgot to do that and to shoe-horn mine in. See picture 4 of this project.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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alfa189

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#4 posted 851 days ago

Nice lookin bench! Very shiny and pretty. It’s gonna hurt the first time you ding it. My advise: Grab a hammer and ding it now just to get it over with. That way, you get your anxiety out of the way. Ha! Merry Christmas!

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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Tokolosi

639 posts in 862 days


#5 posted 851 days ago

LOL @ alfa189! Yes, I admit that I am hesitant to use it. I may just take you up on that tip about the hammer.

The bench is 60”x30”x2-1/4’ PlaneBill. I used 2×3 stock lumber to make the top.

Thanks to all for the generous praise.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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jcwalleye

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#6 posted 851 days ago

Looks great. You’ll get a lot of service from that bench.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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kcrandy

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#7 posted 851 days ago

How did you get the top all perfect after glue up? I’ve seen some router tricks. Nice bench. I’m jealous. Been putting off building one. So many designs and I like yours very much.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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doordude

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#8 posted 851 days ago

nice bench. you’ve got to put in alot hours to make it worth while. let’s see those projects!

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Tokolosi

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#9 posted 851 days ago

KC Randy; I laminated the top in three sections then finally put them all together. The I sanded. And sanded and sanded. I got it level to a bubble and then just finished it with BLO. No router tricks. Goodness I wish I owned one.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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vakman

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#10 posted 850 days ago

Great job, a bench seems to be by far one of the most important shop tools. It’s difficult to make a good bench without having a good bench thought too. Well done.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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Don Carrier

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#11 posted 850 days ago

It’s nice to see a realistic workbench. If I had one of those maple top all decked out benches it would go in my dining room! I like to hit things, spill things, grind things, cut things, and most of all dirty things!

-- Don

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ScotttheSurveyor

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#12 posted 850 days ago

great looking bench. Wish mine looked that good

-- Angular error is proportionate to the distance run

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Boneski

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#13 posted 848 days ago

Nice solid bench. Top job!

-- Blinded by brilliance

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 848 days ago

I’ll bet that you had a lot of fun making that. It looks nice and it will serve you well.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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