Plain Workbench

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Project by canadianchips posted 10-21-2018 02:22 AM 2001 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Local Trucking company had these laying in a pile. Asked if I could have them. Certainly. “Bring a trailer and we will load them.” They are 12”x 12” x 10ft timbers,
After I bolted them together and assembled the legs I realized I cannot lift it by hand.
I’m guessing the weight is about 800lbs.
Today it is still outside my shop.
This is SOLID !
One day I will attach some vises

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 10-21-2018 03:18 AM

Good re purpose.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#2 posted 10-21-2018 03:44 AM

Good job!

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#3 posted 10-21-2018 04:25 AM

WOW! that looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-21-2018 04:26 AM

I would advise you to call about 12 of your friends for a beer party and once they arrive, tell them they have a little lifting chore before the party begins:) That is one heavy duty bench! Best of luck flattening it out.


-- Hutch

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#5 posted 10-21-2018 05:56 AM

Today it is still outside my shop

LOL! Did you think about building it in the shop?
Router sled, have that sucker flat in a couple of hours.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 10-21-2018 07:48 AM

Very nice work on the legs. From a practical standpoint I doubt you will ever need that heavy a bench, but it certainly is unique. I just hope you do not like to rearrange your shop often!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 10-21-2018 11:25 AM

WOW! Please add the smackdown tag and head over to the workbench smackdown thread – I am pretty sure you will crush many others.

-- I can complicate anything

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#8 posted 10-21-2018 03:52 PM

Whoooa… that is one sturdy workbench!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 10-21-2018 05:09 PM

Amazing with the gravity of it. Vises and a sturdy shelf for some ballast and I’d say you have a fine workbench there. Keep us updated.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#10 posted 10-21-2018 06:46 PM

Holy Crap! I’m amazed, and speechless – In a good way! Nice timber save…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#11 posted 10-21-2018 09:30 PM

great save – railroad jack, piano coasters and a come-a-long – than have a beer party

-- 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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#12 posted 10-21-2018 11:04 PM

Now that is one massive bench….!! There’s not too much you can’t do on that sucker….If you ever get in your shop, I wouldn’t try to move it…....:)....That’s what you call a twenty mule team effort…!! Nice….!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#13 posted 10-21-2018 11:11 PM

Great bench!

There was one similar in the garage when we moved to the farm in 1947—It was there and now I bet it is ubder the rubble pile that was the garage then.

It was extremely sturdy and never wiggled even when engine parts were thrown on it. When you get it inside you will love it!
Great wood rescue and a very useful build too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#14 posted 10-22-2018 12:32 AM

my God this is huge !!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#15 posted 10-22-2018 01:39 AM

Ooof! That thing is a glorious beast!!! HMmm workbench or foundation for tiny house… :)

-- Galootish log blog,

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