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Project by ARcher15 posted 06-15-2019 10:44 PM 936 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a true woodworking workbench. Everything was saw mill lumber that was sized, cut and finished. The base is 2”x6” poplar with 4”x6” legs. The base shelf is wormy white oak. The end vise, leg vise, and center board are all black walnut, with hard maple as accents in the leg and end vise. The top is laminated hard maple and red oak 3” thick. The finish is tung oil. The top is not traditionally joined so I can take it apart if needed but I did try my own version of a keyed mortise and tenon in the base with purple heart.

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#1 posted 06-15-2019 11:15 PM

Very nice workbench! The oak and maple look great together on the top. The icing on the cake is the leg vice, beautiful

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#2 posted 06-16-2019 01:58 AM

Outstanding! There’s a lot there to like. How wide is that middle tool tray?

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#3 posted 06-16-2019 03:26 AM

Killer bench!

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 06-16-2019 08:04 AM

Great looking workbench! Have a lot of fun using it!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#5 posted 06-16-2019 11:02 AM

That is a nice bench. Hope it gets passed on to a family member after you are done with it.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 06-16-2019 12:42 PM

Dang! She’s HYUGE! I keep looking for the F-18s. ;-)

Nice workbench. I don’t think you’re gonna wear it out….

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#7 posted 06-16-2019 01:41 PM

Very nice , would also like to know more about the middle area as it is different from others. Very nice in every detail. One day hope to make my own also.

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#8 posted 06-17-2019 12:48 PM

Another candidate for Work Bench Smack Down!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#9 posted 06-19-2019 12:40 AM

Archer, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Doug Scott

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#10 posted 07-07-2019 01:38 PM

It put’s my bench to shame, I built one like the benches in the 100 year old furniture company’s were built.
Practical but useful, NICE JOB !

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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