Trestle Workbench

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Project by Armand posted 04-28-2011 04:21 AM 9226 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Trestle Workbench that I finished a couple of months ago. It replaced my decade-old multi-purpose workbench. The table top is a torsion box and the frames are made of pinewoods. No plan to install shelves underneath coz i want to preserve the trestle style.

The workbench is very heavy and very tough, i had to call my two sons to help positioning it in my shop. The last photo shows the old workbench at right.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 04:27 AM

the largest tenon I’ve ever made.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#2 posted 04-28-2011 05:12 AM

Wonderful design and craftsmanship.

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#3 posted 04-28-2011 05:28 AM

Its a beauty, should get plenty of wear and tear off this one for sure Armand. Thanks for posting …BC

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#4 posted 04-28-2011 05:40 AM

Nice workbench!

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#5 posted 04-28-2011 05:52 AM

Hi deke, I used a router for the mortises and tenons, you can see there’s plenty of debris on the floor.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#6 posted 04-28-2011 06:05 AM

Beautiful job on a pretty sweet design too.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 04-28-2011 07:32 AM

nice design well executed congratĀ“s with your new bench :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing


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#8 posted 04-28-2011 07:35 AM

Armand, you will count for more than 50 years for this kind of bench. Ang galing… not a problem if it is a pinewood. I been using a bench that is is made of pinewood and I don’t regret if I use nails as clamps if it is very necessary. What matters is the flatness and stability that I can see in your table.
Good luck for the projects to come out from this bench… Mabuhay!

-- Bert

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#9 posted 04-28-2011 07:41 AM

Thanks to all of you guys.

Hi Bert, thank you.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#10 posted 04-28-2011 12:11 PM

Wow! That is awesome! I’ve been looking forward to seeing this since you mentioned it before. Your creativity and craftsmanship is really a source of inspiration.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#11 posted 04-28-2011 02:08 PM

That is a really great workbench. I love the trestle design.

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#12 posted 04-28-2011 02:13 PM

Armand – great design and very stylish, no doubt serviceability meets the same high standards. Really great work.


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#13 posted 04-28-2011 04:49 PM

That is a massive workbench and I like the looks of it. Have you put her to work yet? Are you happy with her performance?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 04-28-2011 07:38 PM

Very nice bench. I like the fact that you can clamp something along the edge anywhere around the bench. The only thing that I would add might be some means to support the other end of a long board clamped in the vise and/or possibly a vise on the end. Especially if you were jointing a long board with a hand plane. Nice work.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#15 posted 04-28-2011 08:10 PM

This bench gets style points for miles. It’s creative and beefy. I really like it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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