Workbench I built back in 2011

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Project by davidtex0128 posted 02-18-2021 07:31 PM 1207 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Large workbench I built for my Garage shop.

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#1 posted 02-18-2021 10:04 PM

Daaaannnngg. That’s one hefty workbench. Bet that doesn’t move when you work on it!

I want a slightly smaller version of that in my shop. I envy you the room in your shop…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#2 posted 02-18-2021 11:16 PM

Gotta love a good workbench!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 02-19-2021 01:11 AM

Looks like it has held up well.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 02-19-2021 06:23 AM

Sweet…...Very hefty bench….That should hold up to anything you want to do on it…...I like it…I like it alot…..!!

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#5 posted 02-19-2021 03:17 PM

I like that thick top. I’m wanting to build one for my shop.

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#6 posted 02-19-2021 10:43 PM

Do you use holdfasts, and if so have you had any issues with them not working in such a thick top?

-- At some point in your life you will use everyone of your tools as a hammer.

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#7 posted 02-20-2021 05:30 PM

It’s beefy for sure. I like the pop up plane stop and the crochet and deadman are a nice touch. Looks pretty good to me!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#8 posted 02-21-2021 06:10 PM

Beautiful, must have a few scars on it by now.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 02-22-2021 08:39 PM

Yes it does have some scars. I hand planned it off recently and besides the finish being planned off it no worse for the wear.
Regarding the thickness being a bit much: I use a couple of holdfast that work fairly good. I have a several Lee nelson dogs that have the screw tighten bolt on top to tighten. But on the cast holdfast they don’t work. I am thinking I can get a forged one to work based on reading some articles but I haven’t done that yet.

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#10 posted 02-23-2021 11:37 AM

Well done

-- Eric, building the dream

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