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Project by mochasatin posted 03-03-2012 08:37 PM 21338 views 20 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an English Style Workbench I just completed. I followed the plans in Christopher Schwarz’s book Workbenches from Design & Theory to Construction & Use. I made a website which shows the construction steps I went through while building the bench.

Just follow the link here:
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My English Workbench Project Website
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-- Scott





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wrench

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 08:38 PM

I sense a top three here! nice work!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 08:40 PM

Beautiful! Excellent execution of a classic design.. Mr Schwarz would be proud!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 08:56 PM

Wow, that’s a great looking bench!

Very nice workmnship.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 09:21 PM

Oh Boy!! I think Wrench is right ! Top 3 for shure!!! Nice Workbench indeed!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 09:28 PM

That’s a beauty!
Have fun using it !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 09:35 PM

Looks great, well done. Should be pretty useful.

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 09:49 PM

cool bench :-)
and great to see another stile now and then

thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 10:51 PM

That’s a dandy bench! I agree with Wrench. Nice work! Thanks for posting.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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pastorglen

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 10:52 PM

What kind of wood did you use?

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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pastorglen

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 10:52 PM

What kind of wood did you use?

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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mochasatin

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#11 posted 03-04-2012 12:03 AM

The bench is made from Southern Yellow Pine that I purchased from Lowes for $110. The leg vise is made of black walnut.

-- Scott

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#12 posted 03-04-2012 02:29 AM

Great looking design, I would bet you will have a lot of good use out of it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#13 posted 03-04-2012 01:51 PM

That is super cool. Making your own work bench is the funnest of projects and the most useful. Have you by chance read the Schwarz book on workbenches? He loves the yellow pine and that style of bench.

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mochasatin

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#14 posted 03-04-2012 01:59 PM

Yes, the Schwarz book is an excellent reference on workbenches. It was his design and inspiration for selecting and building this bench. Locating large, clear boards of Southern Yellow Pine and turning it into useful wood is the key to Schwarz’s strategy. It worked great for me too.

This bench is going up to my farm because it is better suited for that work environment. When I return, I would like to build the French Roubo bench for my main workshop.

-- Scott

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#15 posted 03-04-2012 04:41 PM

Beautiful workbench, and I really like your website about the work bench project.

-- - Martin

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