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Project by Diego Cassels posted 10-29-2020 03:17 PM 1035 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It´s been a long trip to get this done!
Three years ago we had to cut two big trees to make our house, cut then in planks and air dried them. Back then I had asked for a 4” plank from the pine tree to make this bench legs!
The top I laminated from a 2” thick harder wood.
After many designs I came up with this

I already have a low roman bench thats very practical for planning and other stuff. I made this bench to do all the other things.

All the joinery was made by hand tools. Let me tell you this, I underestimated the fisical work involved in making this bench.

The hole bench can be disassemble in less than a minute. It weighs about 80Kg. I plan to have it outside in summer and inside in winter.

The finish was 1:1 tung oil and vegetable turpintine
Hope you enjoy it!

I plan to make some dogholes for the holdfasts and keep on adding stuff to make it a handy little workbench out of it!

-- Diego Cassels





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 10-29-2020 05:40 PM

Very nice build, here’s to getting years of service out of it!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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Diego Cassels

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#2 posted 10-29-2020 05:47 PM

Thank you SmittyCabinetshop! I hope that many projects will pass over this bench!


Very nice build, here s to getting years of service out of it!
- Smitty
Cabinetshop

-- Diego Cassels

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D. B.

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#3 posted 10-29-2020 06:33 PM

Nice

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#4 posted 10-29-2020 06:42 PM

That’s a great-looking bench, Diego, and you should get a lot of service out of it. Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Diego Cassels

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#5 posted 10-29-2020 06:47 PM

Thank you Dave! You´ve been very bussy lately!!


That’s a great-looking bench, Diego, and you should get a lot of service out of it. Well done!
- Dave Polaschek

-- Diego Cassels

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Jamie

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#6 posted 10-29-2020 07:03 PM

Great work. Stout and collapsible. The dog holes and the vice you have planned will be a great addition and open up many holding options.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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Diego Cassels

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#7 posted 10-29-2020 07:31 PM

Thank you Jamie! Yes! I have a moxon vise already made.


Great work. Stout and collapsible. The dog holes and the vice you have planned will be a great addition and open up many holding options.

- Jamie


-- Diego Cassels

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 10-30-2020 01:47 AM

Beautiful build. Will last a long time and have many projects coming off it. NICE!!!

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

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MrWolfe

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#9 posted 10-30-2020 01:53 AM

Very solid and heavy duty!!!
Great bench and that you built it from trees you had milled is even better.
Excellent bench. Your Low Roman Bench looks great too!
Jon

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swirt

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#10 posted 10-30-2020 02:01 AM

Nice work. I like the look and the joinery.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#11 posted 10-30-2020 03:22 AM

Diego, that is quite the bench. Plenty sturdy to build on.

Do the bench hooks work right there as a vise of sorts?

Is that little yellow guy with the blue hat your shop Gremlin?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 10-30-2020 09:50 AM

Very nice bench. I am thinking about building one.

-- Petey

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#13 posted 10-30-2020 12:12 PM

Very nice! Love the finish.

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Diego Cassels

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#14 posted 10-30-2020 12:59 PM

Hi thank you! I could send you my original sketchup model if you want.


Very nice bench. I am thinking about building one.
- Peteybadboy

-- Diego Cassels

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Diego Cassels

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#15 posted 10-30-2020 01:02 PM

Thank you TherealSteveN. Yes the bench hooks are there for a “vise” and I added a stop in the top for side planning planks, and its a convinient spot to store the hooks.
That “Gremlin” was a funny joke from my wife, just to make the photos a bit more intresting :)


Diego, that is quite the bench. Plenty sturdy to build on.

Do the bench hooks work right there as a vise of sorts?

Is that little yellow guy with the blue hat your shop Gremlin?

- therealSteveN


-- Diego Cassels

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