LumberJocks

Woodworking bench w/ Wilton Vise

  • Advertise with us
Project by moosejaw posted 872 days ago 4690 views 12 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was actually last winter’s work. The new shop needed a bench. It is a trestle style frame made of White Ash. My first attempt at mortise and tenon jointery. I installed the large Wilton woodorking vise with some big honking Ash jaws.

I (unfortunately) purchased a pre-made maple top as I did not own a planer or jointer yet. I jointed and planed the ash for the frame at a friends shop. I just couldn’t bare to ask to use the shop again for another stack of wood. I didn’t have enough clamps yet for the big glue up either. Now things are looking pretty good as the last of the big tools have been purchased. (Well maybe not all the big tools….........please don’t tell my wife) :)

It is a big heavy bench that has already had lots and lots of use.

What a fun project.

-- Ray





12 comments so far

View PurpLev's profile

PurpLev

8475 posts in 2233 days


#1 posted 872 days ago

looks great. I wouldn’t consider purchasing a pre-made top “unfortunate”, just leaves you with more time for other things.

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

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 891 days


#2 posted 872 days ago

That looks great, very sturdy, I hope you get many projects created for us to see using this bench.

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

View waho6o9's profile

waho6o9

4694 posts in 1162 days


#3 posted 872 days ago

Very nice work bench!

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

111999 posts in 2162 days


#4 posted 872 days ago

Great looking bench well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View cabmaker's profile

cabmaker

1279 posts in 1394 days


#5 posted 872 days ago

Ray that s a very clean looking bench. enjoy it

View JR_Dog's profile

JR_Dog

526 posts in 905 days


#6 posted 872 days ago

That’s what I’d like to get building right now… I’d like a couple of them. I’m not going to say I have a shop until I have a few nice benches like this.

View woodshaver's profile

woodshaver

2717 posts in 1938 days


#7 posted 872 days ago

Very nice massive solid looking work bench!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

View moonls's profile

moonls

406 posts in 1571 days


#8 posted 871 days ago

This sturdy bench should serve you well for many years. The “store-bought” top was a good idea for you.

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

View hhhopks's profile

hhhopks

550 posts in 962 days


#9 posted 871 days ago

Look great.
I hope mine will come out as good.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

View lazyoakfarm's profile

lazyoakfarm

144 posts in 1382 days


#10 posted 871 days ago

A much better bench than mine! My bench has not made it off the paper yet. Great looking Jointery, thanks for letting us see the before shots.

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13337 posts in 2258 days


#11 posted 871 days ago

Nice woodworking bench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View LeslieC's profile

LeslieC

147 posts in 683 days


#12 posted 540 days ago

Looks great. I bet it’s really sturdy.

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase