Work Bench

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Project by Miccos posted 08-23-2016 01:13 PM 8803 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted a real work bench and not a light weight store bought. I used the scrap hard woods and glued a solid 100lb top. Instead of my planer I built my first router jig to plane the top. Installed a Kregg ttrack and drilled dog ears to complete. Also a very cool walnut scrap to make the end knob holder and a magnetic strip for tools on the other end. Might Tung oil it down the road but for now it’s going to work. It’s a keeper!

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 01:18 PM

That workbench is stout, congrats and welcome to Lumber Jocks

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 02:17 PM

Looks solid! Dog Holes?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 02:20 PM

Nice work Miccos. I may snag a few of your ideas to incorporate into my own bench…thanks. I owe you an adult beverage.

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 02:24 PM

Nice strong looking bench.

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 05:19 PM

Looks good and strong.

-- Chris K

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 06:19 PM

wow, that’s a stout bench… Should serve you well for years.

Nice job.

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#7 posted 08-23-2016 06:31 PM

Is that bench only 4’ in length? I’m assuming so given the t-track. Overall dimensions would be appreciated :)

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#8 posted 08-23-2016 08:23 PM

That’s a clever bench with a unique design. Is the knob holder used for work holding somehow, or does it just hold accessories for the t-track? Do you plan on mounting a vise to the top somewhere, or just use holdfasts and hooks/stops?

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#9 posted 08-23-2016 08:40 PM

It´s not a bench, it´s a Monster (nice looking one by the way)

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#10 posted 08-23-2016 11:18 PM

I dig the apron!

-- Pete

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#11 posted 08-24-2016 03:51 AM

that is sweet im assuming it doesnt slide across the floor when your trying to hand plane some wood does it? lol

-- M1 Woodworks

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#12 posted 08-24-2016 03:53 AM

Thanks for the welcome and all the feedback. Yes dog holes for the bench dogs. The plan was 4’ but the dimensions ended up 44×20. Scrap lumber so had to make due. I trimmed the t-track to fit. The knob holder is for accessories at this point. I have a wall work bench next to it with my vise when needed. The table saw table on one end, miter station on the other wall, and finish table at the front. Each table is within 30” reach and very efficient. This bench is the center work bench of a one car garage. I’m a couple years novice and really enjoying the hobby. Thanks again! Micco

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#13 posted 08-27-2016 02:33 AM

Nice job!

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#14 posted 09-16-2016 05:12 PM

What kind of lumber was used for the top?

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#15 posted 09-18-2016 04:27 PM

Hickory, white oak, red oak, walnut, and pine. Some old barn wood and scraps laying around. I’m fortunate to have a relationship with someone at a mill. What they trash I love!

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