Shaker Workbench

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Project by Woodbridge posted 05-11-2021 10:24 PM 658 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shaker workbench is made from maple. The top is a single maple slab 6’ long x 22” wide x 3” thick. The legs are 3” wide x 6” deep. The bench stands 34” tall. This will compliment my previous Roubo bench. I built this type of bench mainly for the additional storage.

The base is constructed with mortise and tenon joints that are draw bored. The top is also held in place with pinned mortise and tenon joints. The mortises at the back are larger than the tenons to allow the top to move. It is held in place with a dowel, but not glued

I included a tricycle wheel system similar to the one that is included with my jointer. It provides limited mobility.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 05-11-2021 11:48 PM

Nice work. It looks like it should serve you well.

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#2 posted 05-11-2021 11:51 PM

Nice Peter!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 05-12-2021 01:11 PM

Look beautiful, interesting use of the Kreg clamp too.

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#4 posted 05-12-2021 05:02 PM

Thanks everyone.

I was given those Kreg clamps as a gift and had them in drawer for some time. Its more typical to drill holes through the legs and use holdfasts in that location. However I wanted to use the space between the legs as storage and holdfasts would have interfered with that plan. So since I already had the Kreg clamps I thought I would give them a try instead of using holdfasts.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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