no-more-wobbles workbench

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Project by ChrisMc45 posted 825 days ago 3573 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Janet and David for the great vise-hardware! Finally a rock-solid work platform. It is ~90% made from solid-core doors, with the legs and shelf being cypress from the deck project. Multiple influences like Roubo, the LVL workbench, Scott Landis, etc. The end-vise jaws are Trex, super-easy to machine. The bench dogs are Trex faces with 3/4”-dowel for the dog-holes.

Not very pretty (see the ugly details on the blog about the fails) but totally rigid and HEAVY. Great clamping ability, it passes Chris Schwartz’s “kitchen cabinet door” test for work-holding.

Now to make bench hooks, a shooting board, maybe a bench-slave, and a bed!

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#1 posted 825 days ago

This thing is a wonderful bench. I am looking forward to seeing how it holds up.

Thanks, for sharing.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 825 days ago

That’s SOLID! Nice bench, there not supposed to be pretty, I built a beautiful one 15 years ago and still use my beat up one, can’t bring myself to messing it up :)

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

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#3 posted 824 days ago

this a great bench will become another tool, you didn’t have before.

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#4 posted 824 days ago

that a great bench build you are going to love it great job,like the vises.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 824 days ago

Looks very solid.
Good re-use of the doors.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#6 posted 824 days ago

That’s a very nice work bench!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#7 posted 824 days ago

Solid bench you have made. Would love to have one like this if I had the room.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 823 days ago

solid bench, very nice work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#9 posted 823 days ago

Nice job

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#10 posted 792 days ago

Good one!

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