My first own produced workbench complete without screws

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Project by Mixbambullis posted 11-27-2018 07:18 PM 2748 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi folks,

this year in march I began my first wood project, a workbench completely made out of wood (except the drawer pulls and the handles out of 1/2” fittings). I only used handmade wood connections sawed over cross (photos above). The worktops are two beech laminated wood plate with 40 mm thickness. The complete workbench has a length of 3630 mm, a depth of 650 mm and height of 950 mm.

The drawers are out of OSB plates and the drawer front is out of beech laminated wood with 18 mm thickness. The drawer slides have full extension slides. The posts are 100×100 mm construction wood.

Since my workshop has only the dimensions of 3630 mm x 3130 mm, I had to plan exactly, where the different constructions find their place.

I worked 148 hours for this workbench and the costs were 1092 Euro. But the work was worth it.

-- .......because standstill is retrograde......

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#1 posted 11-27-2018 07:35 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Very nice, it looks like that bench could survive a tornado.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#2 posted 11-27-2018 07:57 PM

Thank you for welcome. I hope, my workbench is strong enough….;-)

-- .......because standstill is retrograde......

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#3 posted 11-27-2018 08:20 PM

Thank you for welcome. I hope, my workbench is strong enough….;-)

- Mixbambullis

another welcome and I’m pretty sure it’s strong enough to park your car on it.
btw – it is a great looking bench but you said 1.092 euro’s ? that’s like less than $1 US

-- 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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#4 posted 11-27-2018 08:35 PM

Looks great and plenty strong. Well done!

-- Gregg

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#5 posted 11-27-2018 08:48 PM

......but you said 1.092 euro s ? that s like less than $1 US

- recycle1943

Sorry, I meant one thousand ninetytwo euros of course ;-)

-- .......because standstill is retrograde......

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#6 posted 11-27-2018 08:49 PM

Looks great and plenty strong. Well done!

- GTR14

Thank you very much

-- .......because standstill is retrograde......

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#7 posted 11-27-2018 09:38 PM

It looks amazing! I have a small shop so I have to maximize every available space. Welcome! I can’t wait to see more of your work!

-- Alfonso, Olympia, Washington

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#8 posted 11-27-2018 10:48 PM

wow absolutely gorgeous for a shop bench.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 11-27-2018 10:55 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 11-27-2018 11:47 PM

beautifully done. and it takes some serious planning to make it come together so perfectly without the help of screws. Very nice indeed.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#11 posted 11-28-2018 01:02 AM

Great looking bench. You should add it to the work bench smack down forum.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#12 posted 11-28-2018 02:06 AM

Wowsers. Truly fantastic, by all aspects. Keep up the good work indeed.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#13 posted 11-28-2018 03:01 AM

Got to be the best looking work bench I’ve ever seen. Very nice!

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#14 posted 11-28-2018 03:06 AM

Beautiful work, excellent joinery. May have cost some money but worth it in a great and functional piece of work.

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

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#15 posted 11-28-2018 05:56 AM

Wow….. I’m surprised by your praise. Many thanks. My other projects are already waiting to be shown. Soon, my last project will begin…my workbench as a island solution in the middle of my workshop.
I will report…..

-- .......because standstill is retrograde......

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