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Workbench Paul Sellers type

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Project by Sylvain posted 08-22-2017 10:35 AM 2063 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first workbench.
I choose the Paul Sellers type for various reasons.
I like the rigidity which comes from the apron glued to the top slab and the anti-raking feature of the wedges acting on the leg frames.
As I have a very tiny space to install it (attic on the second floor) I like its knock-down possibility.
I did most of the work in my backyard on a Workmate when the weather was fine.

Finished dimensions
L: 1.47 m
W: 0.6 m
H: 0.96 m
working width: 0.3m
thickness: 70 mm

The complete story is on the forum “workbench smackdown” starting here#
at number #17976

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn





6 comments so far

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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 08-22-2017 10:52 AM

Good job. Looks to be nice and sturdy. You should enjoy that bench for years to come. Now … go bang it up!

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Sylvain

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#2 posted 08-22-2017 02:04 PM

Thank you for your kind words Ron.

It is made mainly with recycled lumber.
I wish my skills were better.
With a stable bench I should be able to develop the sensitivity P.S. is speaking about, instead of chasing the Workmate.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 08-22-2017 02:21 PM

You did a very nice job on this bench and it will be a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Sylvain

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#4 posted 08-24-2017 10:05 AM

Charles,
Thank you for your Kind words.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 12-23-2019 12:39 AM

You did Paul Sellers proud. When I was searching for ideas for my work bench I watched Paul wrestling with that bench and all the videos of him building It. He’s such a great wood worker.

He said he was going to use it to tour and give demonstrations.

I thought how do you port around that monster even if he was to break it down, it must weigh over 300 lbs. with the vices.

-- James E McIntyre

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Sylvain

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#6 posted 12-23-2019 02:33 PM

Thank you for your kind words.

If I were doing it now, it would be much better looking. (not that it would change its functionality)
But it is easier to hone skills if one has already a workbench.

The one on the 2012 videos was a double sided one with extra height for one of his apprentices.
On mine, I have installed the vice after bringing it in my attic.
Since then, P.S. made two other workbench video series (one solid wood, the other plywood).

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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