Work Bench

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Project by liftoff621 posted 09-28-2013 04:13 AM 3380 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have read a number of work bench builds, knowing I would finally build one to suit my needs. The top is 25 1/2” by 67.” The base is 23 1/2” by 53 1/2.” It’s made out of douglas fir 2×4s (top), 2×6s (stretchers) and 4×6s (legs) from Home Depot. It uses mortise and tenon joinery in the base with pegged ends and through bolts holding the stretchers. The top is covered with easily replaced, screwed down, cheap laminate flooring and edged in poplar. It’s easy to scrape off paint and glues drops. Before attaching the laminate, the top was flattened with a homemade router sled. The front vise is a Rockler 9” quick release. The tail vise is the small Woodcraft kit model. Rockler work bench casters make it easy to move it around my garage, but rock solid otherwise. The vise jaws are made from poplar and hard wood scraps I had. The electrical strip is a HF model with a 15’ cord. There is also a Kreg Jig plate in one corner of the top. The last addition were dog holes. I use Rockler dogs.

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#1 posted 09-28-2013 04:15 AM

Oops! Sorry about the photos. They look lousy when zoomed. I may have to retake them with our good camera.

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#2 posted 09-28-2013 04:59 AM

Please do. I’d love to see some details.

-- Dave K.

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#3 posted 09-29-2013 12:05 PM


-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 09-29-2013 11:59 PM

Fixed the photos and added a little commentary.

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