My Paul Sellers Workbench

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Project by LastingBuild posted 08-20-2018 02:48 PM 3084 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the last 5 months, I built my first hand tool workbench using only hand tools. I followed Paul Sellers online instructions. I recorded the entire process by video. This was a fun project that I would encourage aspiring hand tool woodworkers to do. If you would like to watch the video process, I will add the link to the beginning of the build below.

-- LastingBuild

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#1 posted 08-20-2018 06:55 PM

nice bench and i love the wood wall,makes a real cozy shop space.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 08-20-2018 08:31 PM


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#3 posted 08-20-2018 08:39 PM

Good sturdy bench, well made, should last a lifetime. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#4 posted 08-20-2018 10:12 PM

Nice bench. I loved the video, and how appropriate for it to start with sharpening, because hand tools = sharpening, lots of sharpening. That and the piles of snow around your feet made it so I could almost smell it. Cozy fireplace too.

Thanks for posting, bench builds are always fun.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 08-20-2018 10:52 PM

Fir like that can put up such a fight! Looks really good though-

-- Dylan-

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#6 posted 08-20-2018 11:59 PM

This was my first real hand tool project and I definitely learned a lot. One thing I would do different is assure the grain pattern on the bench top is aligned in the same plane. That did make the flattening a little more difficult.

-- LastingBuild

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#7 posted 08-21-2018 02:47 AM

Love the bench! I am envious of your beautiful workshop setup and that woodburner! Enjoy making more beautiful things on that bench.

-- unplugged in NZ

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#8 posted 08-21-2018 03:24 AM

I like your shop. I am going to steal at least one idea. First the Bench is great. But O love the roll of paper on the wall. I have the same paper leaning in a corner – which works just fine. But om the wall is better.

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#9 posted 08-21-2018 05:13 AM

Very nicely done!

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#10 posted 10-14-2018 01:31 PM

Really nice workbench. Love it. I also like the wood stove back there. :-)

-- Tom

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