Cabinetmakers workbench

  • Advertise with us
Project by David posted 463 days ago 4598 views 31 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the cabinetmakers workbench, made with red oak and walnut.This is Christopher Schwartz 175 dollar workbench with a few changes. This is a great upgrade from the plywood top and 2×4 base workbench I have been using. The top is 28×72 and 3.25 inches thick, the legs are 3 inches square with 1.75 inch rails and stretchers. I added a plane stop that doubles as a moxon vise on the end of bench with 25 inches between the threaded rods. With the sliding deadman,grammercy holdfasts and veritas wonder dog I will have many ways to hold my work.

-- instagram@davidminnixwoodworking

25 comments so far

View pintodeluxe's profile


3268 posts in 1411 days

#1 posted 463 days ago

Great bench!
Well Done. That will serve you well for many years to come.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

View ksSlim's profile


955 posts in 1488 days

#2 posted 463 days ago

Well done! you’ll love using it.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

View Mark's profile


372 posts in 573 days

#3 posted 463 days ago

Very nice Dave. I like that big jaw you put on your vise. You must have a fair bit of travel in that unit. I like your saw horses as well. Very cool.

-- Mark

View ZED's profile


83 posts in 957 days

#4 posted 463 days ago

Wow, this looks great. Could you post more pictures?

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

View RGtools's profile


3299 posts in 1253 days

#5 posted 463 days ago

Your whole work space is so neat and tidy, it makes me feel like a slob. I may have to fix that.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

View CL810's profile


1910 posts in 1586 days

#6 posted 463 days ago

Great bench David. Great cabinet, saw bench…. Great shop!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

View PaulsenbyHand's profile


12 posts in 587 days

#7 posted 463 days ago

Hi David, beautiful shop, cabinet and bench. Just lovely work you do!
A question regarding your new bench… How would you hold down say a long plank to do surface work on – i.e. hand planing? Or do you only use the bench for joinery? There is no end vise no?
Forgive me if it is a stupid question.

-- David, Copenhagen, Denmark

View David's profile


35 posts in 2563 days

#8 posted 463 days ago

David, I can surface long boards clamped on edge between front vise and supported by sliding deadman and I can surface the face of a long board clamped between planing stop and the veritas wonder dog that functions as a end vise.

-- instagram@davidminnixwoodworking

View Tim's profile


1173 posts in 559 days

#9 posted 463 days ago

“This is a great upgrade from the plywood top and 2×4 base workbench I have been using.”

I’d say. Nice sawbenches and wall cabinet too.

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6646 posts in 2578 days

#10 posted 463 days ago

Great looking bench.

Nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

View hoss12992's profile


2458 posts in 491 days

#11 posted 462 days ago

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View HoosierDude's profile


48 posts in 1613 days

#12 posted 462 days ago

Awesome job! I love your saw horses too!

-- Paul Lyons

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4087 posts in 1454 days

#13 posted 462 days ago

Looking good


-- 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

View PaulsenbyHand's profile


12 posts in 587 days

#14 posted 462 days ago

Thank you for your reply David, now I see how it works. Pretty clever invention those veritas dogs.

And by the way, those toolboxes that you have made for your sons, are stunning!

-- David, Copenhagen, Denmark

View popmandude's profile


109 posts in 1618 days

#15 posted 462 days ago

Nice bench. Pretty close to what I have in mind. Anything you would have done different?


showing 1 through 15 of 25 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase