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This was my first project with my new 13” plainer. Despite the fact that it is made of entirely soft wood, it is solid as a rock. Currently, 3 years after I built it, yes, it has quit a few dings in it, but, it has taken a ton of abuse. The top is made of about 17 2×4’s glued face to face. The legs and the bottom cross piece is also made of laminated 2×4’s. I used some scrap maple hard wood flooring to make the bottom shelf. The vice was purchased at Lee Valley Tools and the wood used with the vice is poplar. Next time I make a workbench, I will make quite a few upgrades. I don’t think I will be making one anytime soon though. Thanks for looking and have fun woodworking.

-- measure once, cut twice.

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#1 posted 05-05-2012 01:29 AM

Too nice for a workbench, if I built that I would use it as a dining room table, with a vise to hold the wine bucket, LOL. Very nice build.

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

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#2 posted 05-05-2012 02:03 AM

How is that glossy finish holding up? Does stuff slide around? Anywho, nice bench, definitely looks a whole lot more like a dining room table then a workbench.

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#3 posted 05-05-2012 03:08 AM

looks to good to work on

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#4 posted 05-05-2012 08:08 AM

I would put that in my living room!!

-- BooBoo= Don't measure cut twice.

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#5 posted 05-05-2012 10:11 AM

Looks great, well done.

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

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#6 posted 05-05-2012 11:17 AM

Very nice. Are there more picture of it that you can post?

-- Tim-; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-

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#7 posted 05-05-2012 11:57 AM

sweet looking bench, the dings add character

-- Chris Wellman, Hope, Maine

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#8 posted 05-05-2012 01:00 PM

nice bench

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#9 posted 05-05-2012 01:13 PM

Looks great, I think I just got the final push I needed to build a new bench top. I like the shelf idea with flooring. I have more bamboo left from our floors I can use. Thanks for the idea…great looking bench.

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

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

Very nice. I imagine it has served you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#11 posted 05-05-2012 01:29 PM

Wow! What a bench. At first glance I thought it was a dining table, Flashy!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#12 posted 05-05-2012 02:48 PM

Thanks for the comments. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I took after it was complete. Regarding the glossy finish, I have no issues with it. Things don’t seem to stick to it. TDog, no problem. Glad to help anyway i can. Hopefully I will eventually see your version.

-- measure once, cut twice.

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#13 posted 05-05-2012 06:44 PM

This is not a work bench!!!!It’s a dining table!!!!

-- Dimitrios Afidnes Greece

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#14 posted 05-06-2012 01:48 PM

It is a least the best looking workbench i’ve ever seen

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#15 posted 05-29-2012 04:49 PM

That is a really nice looking work bench! If you have time, you should definitely check this one out!

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