new work bench

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Project by AKSteve posted 751 days ago 2444 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build an inexpensive Bench, I was getting tired of the flimsy work tables I had. I got some pine 2X4’s and piece of 4ft Birch Plywood and some fence post and put this together. I tell you the heft from the post sure does help with planing. and I connected the Vise with some Oalk for sturdiness. it’s no Roubo but it’s pretty sturdy for sure. It took me two days to put it together. the post and side beams are held together with Bolts, the posts are attached to the feet via mortise and Tenon with a Lag bolt going through the bottom. And dovetailed the table sides and put 1/2 inch dowels to hold down the top, I could have just screwed it together but I didn’t want the screws to interfere with the wood. anyway it’s a work in progress.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#1 posted 751 days ago

Nicely done. Now you can start handplanning your lumber without moving the bench along.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 751 days ago


Great little Bench, he’s standing strong and proud, ready to go to work.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 751 days ago

Nice bench!

-- Chris in Maine -

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#4 posted 751 days ago

Now that it just darn nice.
Good job, and that should keep you going for quite a while.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 751 days ago

nice construction. if you feel the heft when planing then you’ve done it right!

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

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#6 posted 751 days ago

great build on the bench Steve,looks sturdy too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 750 days ago

two days that is a great use of time well done and now you have a bench so if you decide to build the Roubo you can get her done

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ where we allow free speech

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#8 posted 750 days ago

thanks for all of the kudos!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#9 posted 649 days ago

Nothing like stout, solid work table and yours looks to be all of that. Nice looking too.

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