Woodsmith Workbench

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Project by MC posted 01-10-2012 01:31 AM 5312 views 14 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished my Woodsmith workbench this weekend. I shortened the length to 72 inches and the height to 33 inches from the plan. Bench is heavy and solid. Can’t wait to start my next project using my new bench.

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 01:45 AM

your bench looks great. quite hefty and solid. I’m sure yiou will have many hours of enjoyment using it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 01-10-2012 02:11 AM

That’s one cool bench it should serve you well for a long time.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-10-2012 02:13 AM

Looks like a great bench to work from. Sure wish I had one that looked that good.

Great Job

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#4 posted 01-10-2012 02:57 AM

That’s a great looking bench, and I know you’ll be smiling every time you use it. I love the one I just built a couple of weeks ago and have used it many times already. Wished I had it a long time ago. Enjoy your new bench, you did a great job on it.


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#5 posted 01-10-2012 03:14 AM

Great bench! Is that douglas fir or ???

Looks like you buried the inner jaw of your vice in the side molding like they did on the WSS show.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 01-10-2012 03:20 AM

I have been looking at building this same bench as my first project. How well did it all go together? Did you just purchase 2×4 from a box store for the legs? Thanks for posting

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#7 posted 01-10-2012 04:04 AM

Sure looks nice – enjoy it!!

-- "Have you ever heard the phrase, 'Give a boy a video game and he'll play all day - teach a boy a video game and he'll play for life?' Me neither - take him fishin!" - Bill Dance

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#8 posted 01-10-2012 04:04 AM

A mighty fine bench it is, congratulations.

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#9 posted 01-10-2012 04:12 AM

That’s great work, and I’m looking forward to the projects, too. Keep us posted! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#10 posted 01-10-2012 04:16 AM

Nice job on that bench. Thanks for the post.

-- oldreddog

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Eric in Florida.

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#11 posted 01-10-2012 06:50 AM

Nice, very nice !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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Rick Dennington

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#12 posted 01-10-2012 07:02 AM

Stellar job on the building of the bench….now all you need is a cabinet under it full fo drawers to hold all your tools you use at the bench…..take a look at mine on my woodshop page, and you’ll see what I mean…

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#13 posted 01-10-2012 03:34 PM

Nice looking workbench. It’s very solid looking.


-- 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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#14 posted 01-10-2012 04:46 PM

I made this same bench. Man is it heavy. Trying to find a way to make it mobile. Nice job….

-- Allan, Baltimore MD

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#15 posted 01-10-2012 05:05 PM

Nice looking workbench!

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