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Project by controlfreak posted 03-04-2021 04:32 PM 1098 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a long road but I have finally finished my workbench. It was fun and gave me lots of things to learn and practice. It is my best work to date and you can see more in my blog here.
Next up maybe a tool cabinet or plane till. I am also trying to decide if I should add a shelf or possibly underneath cabinets etc. Right now just enjoying a “real” workbench.





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 03-04-2021 04:37 PM

Looks like a big project in a small shop…lol…

Great job on that work bench. Looks like you have all the tools you need. Great use of them…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 03-04-2021 05:13 PM

Looks awesome! I remember the feeling when I first finished my workbench too, I was previously using a small workmate and folding tables, so it was amazing lol

I vote for no shelf or under cabinet for now, until you start using it more and figure out what you wish you had. I was originally going to add a shelf to mine right away, but decided not to until I figured out if I wished I had something there, or storage, etc. 8 years later, I’ve yet to put anything there so it’s just open, as it just doesn’t seem to fit my workflow right now. I have other areas to store things (but that’s just me, obviously)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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#3 posted 03-04-2021 06:36 PM

Nice build. You ruminated on a toolbox/shelf/holding place, add on. All I can say about that is you would love not having to walk around to get, and return hand tools if they were right at hand.

Thing about hand tools, is most of them don’t like to hit the ground, which is what some invariably do if you try to park them on the edge of a bench while you work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 03-04-2021 06:48 PM



Thing about hand tools, is most of them don t like to hit the ground, which is what some invariably do if you try to park them on the edge of a bench while you work.

- therealSteveN

Long live the tool tray :D (Yes, I know what saying that can do lol)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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controlfreak

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#5 posted 03-04-2021 07:10 PM

I have a wood floor but still love the tool tray. As I am beating wood into submission something will always migrate and fall off which leads to “it was right here a minute ago” rant. Same as with the old gas cap, it will always roll to the exact center point of the vehicle.

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#6 posted 03-04-2021 08:04 PM

Very nice, love that vise! I tend to store a lot of planes under my bench.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 03-04-2021 08:33 PM

Awesome looking bench, I love my Will Myers vise.

Like Andre I store my planes on a shelf under the bench, one day they will have a proper home but until then they sit there nicely.

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#8 posted 03-05-2021 01:02 AM

she’s a beaut!

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#9 posted 03-05-2021 02:34 AM

fantastic !

-- derek / oregon

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#10 posted 03-05-2021 02:37 AM

BEAUTIFUL, almost too work on.

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

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#11 posted 03-05-2021 02:45 AM

Nice job. Do you take it apart often?

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#12 posted 03-05-2021 03:10 AM

Great looking bench.

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

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controlfreak

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#13 posted 03-05-2021 11:31 AM



Nice job. Do you take it apart often?

- corelz125


Yet to be determined I guess. Other than the weight of the top it is easy to break down. Remove top, remove vise, remove four wedges, takes thirty seconds and only tool needed is a mallet to tap them. I think I will build a deck outside so I can work outside in the spring.

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#14 posted 03-05-2021 03:58 PM

That turned out great and is on my list to do before I get too old to lift the top. :)
Where is the Wagon vise from? Did you make it yourself?
Looks great!!

-- -Todd

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controlfreak

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#15 posted 03-05-2021 06:14 PM



That turned out great and is on my list to do before I get too old to lift the top. :)
Where is the Wagon vise from? Did you make it yourself?
Looks great!!

- tt1106


Will Myers makes the wagon vise and can be found here

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