Time on the new workbench

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    Paul  – you truly have found your calling.  Your video series and blogs are a wonderful way to inspire and teach the craft you so obviously enjoy.  You have certainly re-awakened my wood working interests.  Thank you.

    The workbench project was a blast – never created so many shavings before.  I am very pleased with the design –  my first ‘real’ bench in over 40 years!   It also now serves as my out-feed for the table saw.

    The clock  was great as well – learning new techniques and refining old.  Looking forward to the next project.

    Thanks again, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  Hope to see you in Springfield, Mass at the New England Wood Working Show in January.




    HI Mark,

    Your workbench looks very nice and it inspires me to build one for myself. Could you please share with me how you obtained a plan for it?




    Tomasz, the bench is one of Paul’s projects you can get full details of the build on his blog………http://paulsellers.com/series/building-a-workbench/

    You can also follow the build on you tube

    Brent Ingvardsen

    Nice clocks, nice bench, nice crotch of walnut on the back wall … I’m assuming you use your bench as an out feed table for your table saw. Nice use of space.


    Meridianville, Alabama, USA

    Paul Sellers

    A year or so back we started talking in terms of making woodworking a Real Woodworking Campaign and here it really happening. I feel the reward of many years hoping that this would happen and now here are benches and clocks being made. This is a wonderful Christmas present to me and my family.


    Great looking projects.  I am in middle of Paul’s bench my self, but after seeing your I wonder wether I need to glue up ( 2 ) slabs in lieu of ( 1 ) and perhaps narrow my tool well down.  What is your over all width ?


    Thanks for sharing !



    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US



    Thanks for your comments.  The bench width is 29 1/4 ” overall; 13 ” on the main slab, 6 ” for the well, and 10 1/4″ on the rear slab.  I also made mine 5 ft long to accommodate  the size of my shop.  Being in the US, I used ordinary  spruce 2×4’s (3 1/2 x 1 1/2 dressed) , 10 ft long cut in half.  Less than $60 for the materials – big bang for the buck when you consider all the future use it’s going to get.



    Mark Crary, you said “Being in the US, I used ordinary  spruce 2×4′s.”  Where could I find that?  Is it common?  I’ve not seen them in the “home centers.”  Is it a regional thing?  (I’m in Texas.)  Does the Spruce have fewer knots than the typical construction grade Southern Yellow Pine (SYP)?

    Texas, USA


    Kelly – living in the northeast ( Adirondacks of New York) , I don’t come across southern yellow pine (SYP) except for the pressure treated variety.  I believe that SYP has a tendency to warp and twist.  Spruce studs (SPF)  that I used were #2’s, so they contained a fair number of knots which wasn’t a concern for me.  Check out a local lumber yard, tell them what your doing and hopefully they can help you with your decision.  I would stay away from the big box stores – limited selection, limited knowledge.


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