Workbench - Project no. 1

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Project by ronstar posted 03-30-2008 02:22 PM 2466 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I got back into woodworking, the first tool I needed was a bench. I downloaded some plans. Here it is before I added edging and a vise.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 03-30-2008 02:32 PM

Looks like a very solid bench. Nice work.

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#2 posted 03-30-2008 03:38 PM

Are you a surgeon? That shop looks like an operating room!

Nice bench.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 04:26 PM

Man thats a clean shop. nice bench


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 04:48 PM

I’m with Charlie that place needs some sawdust and wood chips!!!!!

-- Kevin -- (

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#5 posted 03-30-2008 04:56 PM

Hi Ron,

That is one solid bench you have there. I hope you were expecting the sawdust comments. A spic and span shop is something that looks like it is not being used. Just throw a few tools on the bench and scatter a little dust on the floor and post some pictures to your workshop. :)

Thanks for the picture of the bench. This is something that I need to add to my shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-30-2008 05:37 PM

That’s a great bench. It was the first thing I built in my shop also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 03-30-2008 05:50 PM

It is a very strong work bench. But pl give us the dimentions of the bench and other sections in its cinstruction and the wood used so that I can make one. I really need a good work bench to accelerate my projects. So pl give details.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 03-30-2008 06:34 PM

great bench…i have not made one yet…this looks solid…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 03-31-2008 01:43 PM

how can you accomplish any thig in a shop that clean ? I sure most of us are proud of our shops BUT the tend to look like a “work in progress”

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#10 posted 03-31-2008 08:33 PM

I hate you and your sterile clean room workshop. Just kidding… it looks like a great place to get things started.

Either you haven’t built anything yet or you need to come to my place and help with a thorough cleanup.

That bench looks strudy!
Thx for sharing.

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#11 posted 04-01-2008 12:46 PM

Thanks for the comments! I know what you mean about being too clean – the photos were taken before I got things started. Its starting to look a little like a real workshop now that I have some projects going.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#12 posted 04-01-2008 08:59 PM

Great job Ron. Built my first bench just a couple of months ago. Sure is handy.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#13 posted 04-02-2008 08:14 PM

Looks like the bench should do the trick. In the 40 + years of doing woodworking I never had a bench like this. I mostly built cabinets where a larger work table was needed. Thanks for posting. Good luck starting back into woodworking.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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