My Workbench

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Project by Gary Lucas posted 537 days ago 4307 views 17 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The workbench is 12 ft long with the following features.

1. Top is masonite which can be easily removed when damaged over 2×4 on edge for support with multiple vertical honeycomb MDF supports.

2. Top has a T slot running the length. This allows for easy connection of stops, or holddowns, or other tools that need temporary support. I have made use of T-slot so far with a lamp/magnifier, and stops/holddowns, and a holder for my Kreg Pocket hole jig.

3. The workbench has 3 vises and 20 electrical outlets on their own 20 amp service. ( i use a lot of power tools)

4. The workbench has 2 cupholders ( Before I seemed to knock over my drinks too often!)

5. The doors used up leftover pegboard and cover lots of additional storage space.

6. The back has built in paper towel holder along with cutout so you can sit with your legs under the bench.

7. The top overhang is enough to clamp to, but still allow easy access to outlets.

-- Go create sawdust

34 comments so far

View JoeinGa's profile


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#1 posted 537 days ago

Dude! Not only is that bench fantastic… Your shop is WAAAAAAYYYYY too organized!

Where’s the cupholders I didnt see ‘em :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#2 posted 537 days ago

Wow, very nice! I am jealous!

One thing though, where is the sawdust?

Just kidding! Very well thought out!

-- Derec

View Tomoose's profile


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#3 posted 537 days ago

that thing is a monster – I love it. I need a set of outlets like that for sure – never need an extension cord again.


-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

View Danpaddles's profile


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#4 posted 537 days ago

Nice work, Gary, I’d like to stop around and see your whole set up one day. Not sure what it would be like to walk into a shop where the sawdust isn’t up to your ankles!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#5 posted 537 days ago

awesome bench,very well planned.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile


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#6 posted 537 days ago

Paper towel holder? Cup holder? Pegboard? Outlets?

We are from different planets when it comes to workbenches.

Yours is clearly a labor of love, and well-thought-out to be exactly what you need a bench to be.

Congratulations to you, and well done. May it serve well for many, many years!

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

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#7 posted 537 days ago

Dude, who needs 9 hammers?

View lysdexic's profile


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#8 posted 537 days ago

Moyle, uhh, the same person who needs 12 tape measures. Duh.

Gary, your bench leaves me almost speechless. Almost. I agree with Smitty. That, sir, is a labor of love. You set out to make a power tool bench and that you did. Fantastic.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#9 posted 537 days ago

Love this!

I just finished my own massive bench and WISHED I put in electric.

Oh yeah – AND cupholders. That’s a fantastic idea – you would have to have a dust cover built in as well to keep the wood chips out of your coffee! :-)

Great build!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#10 posted 537 days ago

Sir you are welcome to come help me organize my shop when ever you are ready….very nice

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

View woodworker59's profile


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#11 posted 537 days ago

I aint jealous or nothing, but that bench is almost as big as my shop.. if it were in my shop would need to install a catwalk over it so I could get to the other side.. Guess its a good thing I don’t use many power tools.. that is one massive bench.. well done.. Papa


View AandCstyle's profile


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#12 posted 537 days ago

Man, you could land a plane on that behemoth! :D Great looking job.

-- Art

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#13 posted 537 days ago

love to see some more photos and the back and the insides

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

View jasonR's profile


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#14 posted 537 days ago

Finally, someone decided to build a BENCH!

-- Jason

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#15 posted 537 days ago

Wow that bench would not even fit in may shop! Congrats on the build.

-- HenryH - PA

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