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Forum topic by Thevintersoldier posted 01-15-2017 03:53 PM 882 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2017 03:53 PM

I’m sure this question has been asked 1000 times but does anyone know where I can find plans to build a decent workbench I know there’s a bunch of projects on here but trying to find hardcopy of plans thanks all

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#1 posted 01-15-2017 06:22 PM

Google “free workbench plans”

There are several good ones like the $175 workbench, or Nicholson.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 01-15-2017 07:47 PM

Stumpynubs and I think Jay Bates sell plans for their workbenches on their websites. They are somewhat similar roubo style. I built stumpy’s bench and so far I like it a lot. Less than $200 in the whole thing, if you don’t count the rockler casters (which are well worth the extra $60btw).


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#3 posted 01-15-2017 08:12 PM

I have a few plans from various places if you send an e-mail. You have to decide which ones you like and don’t like. Best of luck.

-- Thanks, Rich

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#4 posted 01-15-2017 08:34 PM for a Roubo.

-- Ken

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#5 posted 01-16-2017 03:03 AM

Charles Schwarz’s workbench books. If you haven’t already, you can look at this thread to help you decide on a bench type.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#6 posted 01-16-2017 03:12 AM

Charles Schwarz s workbench books. If you haven t already, you can look at this thread to help you decide on a bench type.

- CL810

Or you could try his brother Christopher’s books ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 01-16-2017 08:49 AM

I built a Roubo, blogged it here:

There is a SketchUp file for it in the warehouse, link is in the first entry of the blog. I know Trimble has changed their policy on old version files, but if you can’t download it, PM me. I have also done a PDF file for the layout of the joinery on the legs and the bench dogs. If you want that, PM.

If you have access to back issues of Fine Woodworking, their 2013 Tools & Shops issue had an article on building a Roubo.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#8 posted 01-16-2017 07:12 PM

Paul Sellers has a video series on building his workbench design and I think the plans are free.

-- Rick M,

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