Work Bench

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Project by JBarnes posted 07-03-2018 02:01 AM 7899 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally have a working bench. I still need some vises and dog holes but an unmovable object is now the center of my workspace. It feels good to have this thing on it legs after starting the project 6 months ago. It has also inspired me to clean and organize other corners of the shop. I still need to finish flattening the top that will be the next stage I put off for another 6 months. I need to make and sell some stuff to buy the rest of the tools I need. Bench top 4 inches thick. Legs are roughly 6 inches square. Legs attached with lag bolts.

-- If at first you don't succeed get a bigger hammer.

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#1 posted 07-03-2018 02:17 AM

Very Nice and Well Done!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 07-03-2018 03:23 AM

I see many a project completed on this bench. Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 07-03-2018 04:21 AM

Looks plenty substantial to take whatever you throw at it. Sturdy horizontal space is a premium in any shop, if you can clamp on it, that is win win. Add vices and you will wonder what took you so long. Enjoy it.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 07-03-2018 10:26 AM

Looks like that’ll do the trick!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 07-03-2018 01:47 PM

Stout and solid, should serve you well.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 07-03-2018 04:09 PM

That is a Beast!
Rock solid too.
Congratulations on a job well done!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#7 posted 07-03-2018 08:59 PM

Excellent bench that will, no doubt, give you many years of service. I’d like to know the dimension of the top surface. No good reason, I’m just curious. Also, what is your plan for flattening the top?

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#8 posted 07-03-2018 11:16 PM

I want to build a top like that. Is that Southern Yellow Pine? or Doug Fir?

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#9 posted 07-04-2018 12:10 AM

Now THAT is a work bench ! Well done

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#10 posted 07-04-2018 01:10 AM

Looks very sturdy and should last forever. Good job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 07-05-2018 04:57 AM

I built mine almost exactly like that. Great bench.

-- Semper Fi

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#12 posted 07-06-2018 04:03 AM

Nice bench J!

-- Hutch

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#13 posted 07-06-2018 03:30 PM

I like how you assembled the legs so that you can still take the thing apart if need be. I may copy your design.

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#14 posted 07-12-2018 02:00 AM

nice bench. I know you will love using it.

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