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TURNED LEGS WORKBENCH

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Project by Jonnhy_Switch posted 09-08-2012 12:02 PM 3415 views 15 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As all of us, I needed a solid and functional Workbench, so I made my own from scratch, as expected from any woodworker.

Decided just to do something I never seen on a workbench-turned legs!! I like it!
The Wheels are the only thing I think doesn´t combine well with the bench style, but due to my workshop is very small, I need to move it arround all the time.

The bench is 1600mm x 650mm x 910mm, and it weigths arround 80 kg.
Has locking castor wheels and it´s made out of pine.

Dovetailed drawers(open both sides) and drawers carcass.

I finished it about a month or so, and since then, two people already ordered me two Workbenches for their own, with custom specification, but with turned legs also!!

Have fun everyone!





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 09-08-2012 12:07 PM

That’s a beautiful workbench. You’ve taken workbenches to a new higher level, like fine furniture. I like the turned legs, and the leg vise – is that leather padding on there? Great idea. Did you hand cut those dovetails?
Thanks for showing

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Brandon

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#2 posted 09-08-2012 12:12 PM

Nicely done, Johnny. I think the legs look great on that bench! It’s a very classy Roubo overall. Well done, and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 09-08-2012 12:25 PM

That is very nice work, and an awesome bench. I’d be comfortable working on it, without a doubt!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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mags

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#4 posted 09-08-2012 12:31 PM

Man, all I can say is beautiful. I am building mine now, but I know it won`t be that nice!

-- Nick,Pa.

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TimWood

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#5 posted 09-08-2012 12:44 PM

It’s a nice marriage of tradition and functionality. Nice bench! Like you seem to, I work in a smaller space and when I build mine, will have to go with castors for options since the hair is gray and the back protests more than the past. I assume the castors will lock? And the red covering…is it red leather or vinyl? There is a large fabric store here that sells the red and blue thick vinyl and I’m thinking a couple layers of that on the vise would hold well. Maybe someone has some insight or experience?

-- Tim Harrelson

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 09-08-2012 01:39 PM

Cool looking bench and the turned legs add something special.
I have my bench on wheels for the same reason and as long as they lock tight, I don’t have any problem.
Really nice job !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 09-08-2012 02:00 PM

That is a beautiful bench. You will need to make a provision to take the wheels out of the picture when needed. It looks like they have brakes on them, but you usually can only get at the front 2 to set them. I have the same set up on my router station. Maybe some wedges or jack screws to make it solid to the floor when you get to planing or working a piece real hard where you need it to stay still.

You put some very nice detail into it. I love that vice that is covered for protection. That big overhang is nice for the vise on the end too. Round supports is a nice touch too.
You can be proud of that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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whitebeast88

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#8 posted 09-08-2012 02:12 PM

wow!a nice bench almost to nice to work on.welcome to lumberjocks

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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majuvla

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#9 posted 09-08-2012 02:44 PM

Sorry, but I would never do any woodworking on this workbench.
It would be in my dining room.My familly and I wolud be using it as dinning table and I will proudly show it to my guests.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jonnhy_Switch

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#10 posted 09-08-2012 03:27 PM

Hi Everyone! Thanks 4 your nice comments on this one! :)

The padding is leather.
The dovetails where made on a jig, but in the future I’will do them by hand, because I can get better results. ;)
The wheels are 4 locking Castor, ordered from Axminster.
Yes, have to take the wheels off, and take another set of photos. Working with the wheels locked represents no problem, is very sturdy and stable, however it will get some play over the years, so I Have seen a simple system on youtube wich is just as simple as mounting the wheels on a board with hinges to the base of the workbench!! When I get a bigger workspace, I’ll just probably get rid of the wheels anyway…

lol, dinning table! ;) Nice one ;)!...But it’s a workbench, and has been very busy :)

Thanks!
João M.
PORTUGAL

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 09-08-2012 03:40 PM

This is a very impressive work bench ,it has a unique design and great workmanship. You sure had a lot of practice making dove tails on this piece. Great job.

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blackcherry

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#12 posted 09-08-2012 09:50 PM

Congrats on your shop newest addition one I know you’ll enjoy for a lifetime…best wishes it turn out great… BC

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#13 posted 09-08-2012 10:43 PM

Very nice.

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#14 posted 09-08-2012 11:41 PM

Turned legs.
Nice play on words, Sir! Very well played!

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#15 posted 09-08-2012 11:56 PM

That’s a very unusual and beautiful design. Congratulations on a great job!

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

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