Workbench - From Getting Started In Woodworking

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Project by jasonburr posted 02-07-2014 05:24 PM 1743 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first woodworking project in quite a few years. I want to get back in it and neede a decent workbench to get started. After researching quite a bit, i settled on the one from Fine Woodworking’ s Getting Started In Woodworking series. It is a great starter bench and took me about a day and a half. I would highly recommend it. Next up is adding some cabinets underneath for tool storage. You can find the videos here:

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 05:38 PM

I made the same bench a few years ago… With a few differences… I made my top longer (6’ instead of 5’), and I used Cedar for the base and plywood for the top. The plywood was a good option, be very, very glad you didn’t use a cedar base! What a mistake that was!

I have that same blue vise from Home Depot… I also have a quick release HF vise. I really like the quick release feature… But that blue vise does do the job well!

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 05:59 PM

That’s a nice bench. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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#3 posted 02-07-2014 08:46 PM

Nice bench, should serve you well. I like that fixie in the background with the Brooks saddle!

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 10:48 PM

Nice starter workbench Jason, I am sure your going to get lots of use out of it until you out grow it an build another one…lol Any way great job, looks nice and sturdy.

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

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#5 posted 02-08-2014 03:18 AM

I just built the same bench last month! Pics up on my projects page—I’m getting great use out of it and it was a blast to build. Congrats and enjoy!

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