New Workbench

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  • #63189
    Orestes
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    OK, I have decided to build myself a new bench.
    After much review etc, this is what I have come up with.
    I had a few parameters
    1. A bench that I could build at my skill level, beginner (less than two years but improving quite nicely)
    2. Economical, all wood is 2x8s or 2x4s Doug Fir framing lumber.
    3. Bench height at 36″ (I am 6-0″ tall)
    4. Not too big, don’t have the room, 22.5″x 6′-0″

    Again the thought was to keep it simple, fun to build and practical.
    Your thoughts, suggestions etc would be appreciated.

    #63194
    Orestes
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    I sent a photo twice, here it is with the top on !!

    #63228
    sbare
    Participant

    Paul’s bench looks like a great plan to me. However, before I found that I built a new-fangled workbench that I like very much. Here are some links.

    http://www.finewoodworking.com/workshop/video/new-fangled-workbench-revisited.aspx

    http://content.jettools.com/content/jet50/wood/freebies/jet50_workbenchplan.pdf

    Steve

    #63230
    Orestes
    Participant

    Thanks for the link, I think the pipe clamps for a tail vise is a cool idea. Need to think about it, maybe incorporate it.

    #63232
    Jay
    Participant

    Lee Valley sells a pipe vise as well, if you are interested. It’s basically a pipe clamp with a base that mounts under your bench like a normal vise. It has a quick release and you can rotate the vise plate.

    I have one that I used for a while. I found that I like a normal vise as an end vise better but the pipe vise is something to consider.

    #63233
    Chris B
    Participant

    sbare
    That’s a really neat workbench idea
    I like the planing shelf idea that John has used
    thanks for sharing

    #63234
    Xavi Molina
    Participant

    Very clever! Thank you “Sbare”.

    Musician and wood lover (Girona-Catalonia)

    #63235
    Xavi Molina
    Participant

    And thanks for sharing you pdf Orestes!

    Musician and wood lover (Girona-Catalonia)

    #63274
    Orestes
    Participant

    Added a tool well. Might be stretching my abilities, but I think it will be worthwhile.

    #119308
    Orestes
    Participant

    Workbench in progress

    Decided to use Poplar.
    The components are cut, started with the leg assembly.

    #119358
    Maurice Villari
    Participant

    Thank you for sharing that new fangled bench Steven.That’s an amazing bench. How is it performing in actual use?

    #119373
    Orestes
    Participant

    Ok one leg frame dry fitted. Have to say the mortises are a good deal of work. going through 3 1/2 inches of poplar is new to me. can’t complain though making progress

    #119418
    Orestes
    Participant

    First leg assembly glued and oak dowels installed

    #119465
    Orestes
    Participant

    Bearer installed on first leg.
    Quite a few changes since the original design;
    Poplar not douglas fir. Found the quality of the wood was superior. Cleaner, straighter and square cut.
    38″ height. Tested it out and liked it more than the 36″.
    Mortise and tenon joints. Decided to challenge myself. So far so good.

    #119518
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    It’s looking good.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

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