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Project by Tag84 posted 01-04-2014 04:09 AM 3583 views 22 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new workbench i recently finished.
I have 1 tiny workbench, that i used to do alot of work on for the last few years.
But it became to small for some projects, and it has the tendancy to move around, whilst working on it.

I’m glad my new one doesn’t do that :).
It’s made from Oak beams, and walnut vice and endcaps.
The wagon vise and cross beams are from ( i think ) meranti hardwood.
That i reclaimed, had to take all the paint of.
I bolted the carriage on the top, to be abled to transport it a little easier.
The whole build took around 3 full weeks.
Total investment +/- 700 euro’s or 950 $.
Dimensions in inches; L96’’ x W26.7’’ x H35.4’’.
centimeter; L245 x W68 x H90.
The top thickness is 3.7’’ or 9.5cm

benchdog video:

Some more detailed pictures below;

vise reach


Vise extension/reinforcement

Wagon vise

process pictures

The bearing takes The little box and the wagon with it when turning the thread backwards.
When fastening the vise, The bearing hits the wagon.
There is a small hole in this spot on the wagon, for the tip of the vise and with it the little pen that holds the bearing on it’s spot, to sink in.

Excuse me for the amount of pictures :)
Thanks alot for watching!

-- -Thomas -

32 comments so far

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 04:44 AM

Very nice work—well done! I’ll be passing through Utrecht on my way to Eindhoven in two weeks. Small world!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#2 posted 01-04-2014 04:54 AM


I wish that I could get motivated to build a bench similar. This post should help!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#3 posted 01-04-2014 04:54 AM

That looks fantastic, Thomas. You are So going to enjoy using that bench! Super.


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#4 posted 01-04-2014 08:47 AM

Hello Thomas,

You have made more than a bench. The way you did it is sublime. I also has to say that I like the charming old one. This bench I think can serve you the rest of your life.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 12:14 PM

Great looking bench.

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#6 posted 01-04-2014 01:07 PM

Wow! What a project! Very nice work…. and thanks for taking time to share the ‘build’ so well in words and images.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 01-04-2014 02:14 PM

Great Bench! Having just completed my new bench and started using it, I can guarantee that you’ll get a lot more done a lot easier!

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#8 posted 01-04-2014 02:36 PM

Wow….. nice workbench

-- Rick

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#9 posted 01-04-2014 03:04 PM

Love all the pictures! Nice bench AND workshop!

-- Marilyn, Washington,

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#10 posted 01-04-2014 03:28 PM

Excellent work bench, you have done an amazing job in building it. Your joinery is excellent and you have produced a great work bench and it will last you a lifetime and more….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 01-04-2014 03:52 PM

Nice looking workmate, enjoy the many project that are just going to roll off that top…Congrats

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#12 posted 01-04-2014 05:04 PM


You are becoming a Master at your work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 01-04-2014 05:14 PM

Well, you’ve got a fine bench now and it will be 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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#14 posted 01-04-2014 05:50 PM

Beautiful work! It will last forever.

-- - Martin

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#15 posted 01-04-2014 06:43 PM

Thanks alot everyone!, i did a few projects on this bench, and i’m really suprised how more comfortable and efficient it works :)

-- -Thomas -

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