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Project by tjscott posted 2212 days ago 4233 views 22 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have completed my first workbench using a plan I got from a woodworking magazine. It is a “weekend” project, but with my luck, it took a little longer than that. It is made from 2 by materials that were trimmed to remove the rounded edges, a shelf made from 3/4 in MDF, a solid core door for the top from the markdown aisle at Home Depot, some poplar to wrap the top and a sheet of hardboard to give me a working surface that can easily be replaced when damaged. I hope to add some additional features, such as a vise, later as time and money permits.

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina





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Bob N

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#1 posted 2212 days ago

Great job on the bench Tom. Wonderful craftsmanship and I love the design.

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clieb91

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#2 posted 2212 days ago

NIce looking bench that should hold up well to many a project to come.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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sIKE

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#3 posted 2212 days ago

Nice work, you will find it very useful for years to come.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Chris

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#4 posted 2212 days ago

Looks good & sturdy…. A darn sight better than the bench I don’t have ;)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Don46

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#5 posted 2212 days ago

This looks like a really useable, good looking, solid workbench. Would you mind estimating what the total cost of materials (and time if you can) was for this bench?
Nice work. Don

-- --Don, Columbia, SC

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SteveKorz

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#6 posted 2212 days ago

Nice bench! I need an assembly table this size, I may just adopt your design. It looks great! thanks for the post!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Garyb6

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#7 posted 2211 days ago

I agree with Steve. This would be a good assembly table design. I may borrow as well. Thanks!!

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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tjscott

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#8 posted 2211 days ago

Hey Don,

I would estimate that the total time was about 8 – 10 hours (as I had no help) and about $200 in materials.

I can look again to remember where I got the plans if anyone would like them. It wasn’t my own.

Tom

-- Tom, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Timber4fun

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#9 posted 2211 days ago

Very functional workbench. Looks sturdy and well built. That bench looks like it is ready to kick some @#$%. Sorry – its Friday and I get a bit carried away as the weekend approaches. Looks a little too clean for me. Throw some sawdust on there! Great job.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#10 posted 2211 days ago

Great sturdy and functional bench.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 2211 days ago

this is great…i may also need to build this…great job…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 2117 days ago

That look like a strudy workbench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 1927 days ago

It should do you well for some time well done

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 1926 days ago

I know you will get a lot of good use out of your workbench. Good Job!

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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BobCysyk

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#15 posted 1670 days ago

Very nice job Tom. I bet it will see a lot of projects.

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