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Project by Greg Sherman posted 05-20-2019 02:40 PM 367 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks
Just wanted to share some pics of my latest project, a new workbench. The bench is an old school craftsman design (maybe 1700’s, it has some French and English features). The workbench is made from Douglas Fir with a few exceptions. The work top is 2”x 6” DF that I laminated together then router planed to 4” thick. The legs are three 2” x 6” laminated together and trimmed to 3” x 4”. All the legs and stretchers are mortise and tenon joints with dowels. Very strong. The holes in the top and sides of the bench are 3/4” diameter and will accept 3/4” dowels and 5/8” metal holdfasts (two shown here). The bench features an end-vise with a Walnut chop. I also installed a twin screw vise, which is located on the long side, with a large Walnut chop and a Sliding Deadman. Opposite the end vise, I installed a leg vise with a large Walnut slab as the chop. All the Walnut chops are drops from slab work that I have done in the past three years. The side of the bench opposite of the twin screw vise is a series of 3/4 ” holes with a Walnut crotchet to hold doors or large panels lengthwise. The shelf located on the bottom of the bench is Pine shiplap that was leftover from the ceiling that we recently installed on my daughter’s overhead. The vise handles were turned from a Spruce tree salvaged from a landscaping project at my daughter’s house. The bench is 72” x 29” and 35 1/2” tall and weighs about 250 lbs. I designed the bench to fit me as well as an outfeed table for my tablesaw. Thanks to the Third Coast Craftsman for some great plans.
Thanks for checking out the project workbench.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 05-21-2019 01:46 AM

That looks like a great bench. Well done.

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#2 posted 05-27-2019 02:22 AM

Really nice

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