New Yankee Workshop Work Bench

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Project by camps764 posted 01-24-2013 01:38 AM 4483 views 3 times favorited 5 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

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 01:49 AM

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

-- wood crafting & classes

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 04:30 PM

Great reuse project, and the low cost is a plus

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 12:57 AM

Nice workbench!

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 11:35 AM

Thanks CJ! This bench is actually long gone, replaced by something a little more substantial. But it was a really fun build, and worked well for small projects. It definitely didn’t have enough weight for serious hand planing.

-- Steve

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 02:03 PM

That bench was a great addition to your shop.

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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