New Yankee Workshop workbench

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Project by TheMadCarpenter posted 01-01-2018 06:02 PM 1870 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been my workbench for years. I built it from a New Yankee Workshop book probably around 1998 or 1999.

Its still going strong and I have given it to a friend for use around their shop. It’s a good bench for a homeowner / beginning woodworker, but it’s too light for heavy hand tool use.

It’s mostly pine, but has oak around the top and a modified block of oak for the end vise

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#1 posted 01-01-2018 06:05 PM

It’s pretty cool you have pictures from nearly 20 years ago… and now. To see how well it’s heldup and changed.

Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 01-01-2018 10:43 PM

I also built Norm’s bench years ago. Inexpensive and worked very well until I got into more hand tool work. You’re right about it being too light for hand tools. When I built it’s replacement, I cut the legs down, removed the shelf and front stretcher, added a plexiglass top and it became my son’s desk at college. It’s still holding up well. Good job on yours!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-02-2018 09:29 PM

I remember building one way back when and like you used it and then gave it to a friend.
Seems like it was one of the plans in his first book?

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#4 posted 01-02-2018 09:32 PM

This bench is very nice and will give you a lot of service. It’s a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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