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Project by walden posted 656 days ago 3253 views 8 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone. I just joined LumberJocks and wanted to post my new workbench. This was my first woodworking project and felt a bit like timber framing since the joints were so big. The top is made out of ash, the base and shelf are cherry, and the leg vice is quilted maple. I started with rough lumber I bought from an arborist, and dimensioned it down on my brother’s power machines. I then did the rest of the work my hand. I wanted to make it furniture quality since my hand tool-only workshop is in the spare bedroom of my house. I worked on it on and off for about four months. It has been a lot of fun to use so far.

I have already enjoyed looking at some of the other projects on the site and look forward to talking with you all more.

Take Care

-- "When and if the day comes a lion is on my roof, I am hiring a realtor." ShaneA





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chip73

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#1 posted 656 days ago

Great looking bench. It will bring you plenty of joy through the years.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 656 days ago

Great looking bench

a great project to start your LJ gallery with

Definately furniture quality

Welcom to LJ’s

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 656 days ago

Very nice choice of woods. Quite an attractive workbench. Well done, and welcome to LJs!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 656 days ago

Welcome to the site and for your first post you started off with a bang! Very ambitious and it came out wonderful love the top, enjoy your new work mate looking forward to all the wonderful projects…BC

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thewoodworker01

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#5 posted 656 days ago

Welcome!!! Boy thats a nice workbench! I wish I could say it was mine! Great job and great build. I would like to redo my workbenches sometime, and make them similar to the one you made.

-- Most people say "Measure Twice, Cut Once." I say, "Cut Twice, Measure Once".

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jap

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#6 posted 656 days ago

another great bench on lumberjocks!!!

-- Joel

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mbs

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#7 posted 655 days ago

Excellent looking bench. Love the wood and your craftsmanship.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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exelectrician

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#8 posted 655 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s and …. Wow nice bench!!!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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walden

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#9 posted 655 days ago

Thanks everyone for the great comments!

-- "When and if the day comes a lion is on my roof, I am hiring a realtor." ShaneA

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woodworm

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#10 posted 655 days ago

Beautiful bench.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 655 days ago

nice bench :-)
welcome to L J have fun while you hang around on this corner

Dennis

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theoldfart

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#12 posted 655 days ago

Walden, great bench. Is that a hand powered drill press I see on the floor? Been looking for one for my own shop.
kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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walden

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#13 posted 655 days ago

Hi Kevin: It is. It’s a 1910 Champion Blower and Forge Company model. The hand crank turns the drill bit and the gearing on the drill lowers the drill bit on its own. My next project is to build a floor stand for it since I can’t mount it to the wall in the house.

-- "When and if the day comes a lion is on my roof, I am hiring a realtor." ShaneA

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jcees

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#14 posted 655 days ago

Nice work, bucko! And welcome to LJs too.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 655 days ago

Walden, that’s a righteous bench! Looks like a beast, and is perfectly suited to hand tool work. I see you’re a ‘wrongway,’ as in a Lefty. Cool that the bencg is made for you, as it should be. Welcome to LJs, and post a pic of yours on the Workbench Smackdown thread!

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

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