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Project by paridgerunner posted 06-30-2020 10:37 PM 487 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished my Rob Cosman design workbench. The top is 3 layers of 1” MDF and the frame is laminated layers of 5/8” baltic birch. On the end is a Sjobergs adjustable vise. The plans are from Rob Cosman. He uses this design for his training classes and Purple Heart Project.





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kevin boes

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#1 posted 06-30-2020 11:52 PM

wow that is a real nice looking and sturdy bench congrats on that build

-- kevin indiana

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#2 posted 07-01-2020 02:18 AM

Nice. I just watched his video where he introduced the design a week or so back. It has some nice features.

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#3 posted 07-01-2020 02:24 AM



Nice. I just watched his video where he introduced the design a week or so back. It has some nice features.

- swirt

I might add the tool tray he pointed out in the intro video. A little worried it will end up filled with saw dust and junk.

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#4 posted 07-01-2020 02:32 AM

She’s a brute. I like those Cosman mdf benches but I don’t think my floor would handle it.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 07-01-2020 10:35 AM

I hope to make a bench when I build my dream shop. Thanks for posting

-- Petey

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#6 posted 07-03-2020 12:13 PM

Looks great. Question, if you don’t mind — how do you like the depth? I think the plans call for 20 inches, but wonder if that is to narrow. I am thinking about building it and interested in your thoughts.

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#7 posted 07-03-2020 05:13 PM



Looks great. Question, if you don’t mind — how do you like the depth? I think the plans call for 20 inches, but wonder if that is to narrow. I am thinking about building it and interested in your thoughts.

- jroth33139

I made mine 22” wide for no other reason than you can get that size out of a sheet of mdf. I think the 20” dimension is based on using only hand tools and the loss of leverage when you have to reach out farther. I think Rob mentions in one of his videos widening the top and suggests widening the base if you go too far beyond the 20”

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#8 posted 07-03-2020 06:20 PM



I might add the tool tray he pointed out in the intro video. A little worried it will end up filled with saw dust and junk.

- paridgerunner

I have a tool tray on my bench. It doesn’t fill up as bad as you might think. After every major project it does need cleaned out but I don’t find it to be a big deal since I clean a lot of things around the shop after projects. I spaced my tool tray about 1/4” off the edge of the bench so I had a place to put chisels, squares, etc while I’m working.

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#9 posted 07-04-2020 03:16 AM


I have a tool tray on my bench. It doesn t fill up as bad as you might think. After every major project it does need cleaned out but I don t find it to be a big deal since I clean a lot of things around the shop after projects. I spaced my tool tray about 1/4” off the edge of the bench so I had a place to put chisels, squares, etc while I m working.

- sansoo22

I like the idea of the 1/4” gap to put tools.

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