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  • #11658
    md11toolman
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    OK, I have started my workbench build and realized immediately that I needed to make some adjustments to the design for my own peculiarities/beginner status etc. I recently completed a 3-night course in Sketchup for Woodworkers and it got me to thinking that I could use that knowledge to design my bench; much easier said than done! Has anyone on this site already accomplished this and willing to share/post their Sketchup drawing to the site. If not, I am going to tackle the project and show my results after I attend Paul’s foundational course next week. Can’t wait!

    Retired airPLANE driver. Learning a new lifestyle in woodworking is fantastic!

    #11661
    Ken
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    Jeff, drop Greg Merritt a PM https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/members/gman3555/
    He is real good at that sort of thing, and I’m sure he will help if he can.

    Best

    Ken ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #11770
    Matt Vaughn
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    Hey Jeff,

    I’m just finishing my SketchUp model of the workbench I’m building from Paul’s design. Here is a screen shot. I’ve Laminated the top sections and aprons. It will be a slow weekend warrior build. I used the measurements I found on the Blog “Workbench Series”. The vise just arrived in the mail the other day! I can’t wait to start using the bench.
    Matt

    Minnesota

    #11772
    Matt Vaughn
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    A couple more screen shots…

    Minnesota

    #11777
    Matt Vaughn
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    Jeff
    I’m going to “dimension” it out in the next day or two. I’m building it “lefty”. Let me know if this might work then I could upload the sketch up file?? or just send me a PM.
    Matt

    Minnesota

    #11778
    Matt Vaughn
    Participant

    Laminated tops, lots of shavings, and tons of fun (stress relief).

    Minnesota

    #11780
    Ken
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    Yeah I love making shavings. Lots more of them hear…..https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/discussions/topic/workbench-progress/page/21/#post-11733

    Enjoy your bench build. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #11791
    jgust747
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    Looks like you already finished the sketchup but here is a link to an other.
    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=5898990cce4e9dbf5c2614ab020e6971

    Dallas, Texas

    #11792
    robinhc
    Participant

    Mine is out there as well:

    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=f6242c4d6b4b9673f28b9459ae3635d3

    Robin HC

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #11800
    robinhc
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    That last post was so rough – I knew I could do better – so here goes

    Here are some snapshots from my workbench sketchup file:
    photo 1
    photo 2
    photo 3
    photo 4
    photo 5
    photo 6

    And attached is the latest version of my Sketchup file.

    Robin

    Robin ... Richmond, Virginia, USA

    #11920
    md11toolman
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    Thanks Robin. this is just what I needed for my bench.

    Off to the first day of class today with Paul at New Legacy.
    Jeff

    Retired airPLANE driver. Learning a new lifestyle in woodworking is fantastic!

    #11921
    Ken
    Participant

    Sounds good Jeff, enjoy buddy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #124298

    Robin,
    I have waffling over wether to make a single or double sided bench. I like your design so much that it settled my dilemma. Thank you for posting the drawings.

    Couple of questions if you don’t mind, what did you use for the floor of the well? I’m considering 3/4″ Bamboo plywood (maybe). Are those redwood 4x4s? How did that workout?

    Thanks again,
    Chris.

    #124511
    jmahoney
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    Hahaha I opened the pic and instantly right clicked to try panning around.

    Perhaps I'm Just Over Eager, Better to Curb the Enthusiasm

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