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    Avatar Of Josh MullerJosh Muller
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    Does anyone have figures on what it would roughly cost me in materials to build a Moravian workbench?

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    • Avatar Of Jennifer LightlyJennifer Lightly
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      Pre-made kits run around 475, if you use your own materials it will be significantly cheaper

      • Avatar Of Josh MullerJosh Muller
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        Jennifer, I too would like to know where one could find a kit.

    • Avatar Of Joshua FarnsworthJoshua Farnsworth
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      Hi Josh,

      With vises, you should probably budget $600-$1,000 in material.

      • Avatar Of Josh MullerJosh Muller
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        Joshua,

        I love the look and portability of these benches. I just built a low Roman workbench so I would have something to use in order to build a full-size bench.

        With your estimate if 600-1000, is that including specific woods? I plan on purchasing the build series soon.

        Finally, does the build series come with digital plans as well?

        I’m new to woodworking but have the bug and enjoy the building process.

    • Avatar Of Joshua FarnsworthJoshua Farnsworth
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      P.S. Jennifer, I’d love to know where you have found Moravian Workbench kits.

      • Avatar Of Michael StoneMichael Stone
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        Mr. Farnsworth,

        I purchased the Moravian workbench video and I can’t seem to find a board foot estimate anywhere. Would you happen to know about how many bd ft of lumber are used in the bench (assuming I’m using the dimensions in the plans)? Thanks!

    • Avatar Of Joshua FarnsworthJoshua Farnsworth
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      Hi Michael,

      I’m not sure, but the cut list would have come with your video. Refer to that, and you can easily calculate board feet for the undercarriage, and also for the top. And you also need to decide if you’ll do a slab top or a laminated top.

    • Avatar Of `Janet Elmore`janet elmore
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      I run a small wood shop program for teenage boys. I don’t charge for the shop or my time so money is sort of an issue. I went to my local lumber yard and asked about glulam beams that might be unsaleable (water damage, special order-odd size, etc.) Because I had a long standing relationship with this lumber yard they gave me two glulams (3 1/2 x 12 x 23′) which netted me the under structure for 4 Moravian benches and 1 top. Another vendor gave me free two glued up walnut table tops (1 1/2 x 36 x 72) that were left over from a restaurant order. That provided the other 3 Moravian tops (we are not using tool trays).

      The point here is that there are resources out there that you may be able to get for very reasonable if you are willing to ask the right questions. Think outside the box.

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