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Project by Jeff82780 posted 06-04-2013 02:46 PM 2354 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone! I built this workbench a few months ago from a set of plans I believe from a woodsmith magazine. So far the workbench has served me well. The bench is mad fome construction grade pine. The is a solid core door sandwiched between 2 sheets of 3/4” MDF with a sheet of 1/4’ hardboard for the top. I do wish I would have waited a little longer and get some better ideas before I built this, but I needed a bench real bad. I really liked shipwrights V8 degree wedge powered bench. So with his permission of course, I think I may try to tackle that one sometime this summer and then use this one as an assembly bench/ outfeed table. Thanks for lookin!


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#1 posted 06-04-2013 10:07 PM

Permission granted.
If there’s anything I can help with or explain about the bench, just PM me and I’ll get right back to you. Almost a year in, I use the bench all the time and really love the solid stability. The vices get easier and easier to use and have never let me down. Glad you like it. Have you seen this?

This bench will make a fine outfeed table with many added advantages like the dog holes and holdfasts.

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

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 11:46 PM

Nice. I downloaded same plans but haven’t started build yet. I also have a solid core door to use in top construction. Is the real sturdy when working on it? Also, I can’t tell from pics if you put a tail vise or do you just use the wonderdog device I see.

I’ve also drooled over Shipwright’s wedge vices…especially the wagon vices setup.

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#3 posted 06-05-2013 02:20 PM

If you scroll down in the column to the right at
you’ll find How to Build a Workbench, which might give you a few more ideas.


-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico,

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 02:39 PM

Shipwright- Thanks Paul. I’ll keep in touch with you. Hotbyte- The bench is acyually real sturdy and can handle most tasks. And I don’t have a tail vise, but wish I would’ve put one in. Kmetzger- Thanks for the web sight you posted .

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#5 posted 06-06-2013 12:06 AM

Thanks! :)

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