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Project by dpwalker posted 05-27-2013 12:34 AM 1278 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just finished my new/ first workbench from a set of Woodsmith’s plans. “Finished” is not the right word since I still need to add a vise… but it is useable now. Fir plywood top & pine base. Finished with 2 coats of BLO. The plans call for MDF but when I asked for it at the local lumber yard they looked at me as if I were from outer space. Same reaction when I asked for 2X8 fir boards.
I plan to cover the top with either hard board or some type of laminate since the plywood is extremely soft (it already has dings & gouges from the build). Any way it is super sturdy & heavy. Thanks for looking

Dean

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.





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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 01:11 AM

Looks good and sturdy. I suggest using it for a bit before deciding on which or how big of vise to add. I put the Veritas twin screw on my WB, but don’t use it all that often. I think a twin screw vise is great if you are mainly a hand-tool WW’r, but other than that I think you could get by with something a bit smaller.

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

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SquintyPolock

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 03:43 AM

It’s a great looking bench! Vise or not, you have a really aswesome build, there. Nice work.

-- It's all in a day's work...

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Sanding2day

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 04:14 AM

Nice looking bench… Sure it will provide you a great deal of service… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 12:05 PM

It looks like it’s a nice one. Put a couple of vises on it and it will serve you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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johnstoneb

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 12:48 PM

Nice bench. I would leave the top as is. It is better to dent the bench than the project.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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