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New Yankee Workshop Work Bench

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Project by camps764 posted 544 days ago 2430 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second project from New Yankee Workshop journey. Workbench is built from reclaimed deck wood – mostly redwood and Chipboard/OSB for the top.

Skirting around the vice and bench dog tail stock is made from oak. Vise does double duty for bench dogs and clamping pieces for hand sawing.

It was a great learning experience and a low cost opportunity to find out what I like and don’t like in a work bench.

Future iterations will have a heavier base and frame and a hardwood top – the current version is too light and moves when I do heavy planing on it. Works well as a light duty bench though.

The Harbor Freight vise is surprisingly stout however.

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 544 days ago

Looks like a good bench that should serve you well for some time to come.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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doncutlip

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#2 posted 542 days ago

Great reuse project, and the low cost is a plus

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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CJIII

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#3 posted 5 days ago

Nice workbench!

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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