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    Avatar Of SteveSteve
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    I stumbled across Paul Sellers Youtube channel when I was looking for info on making my own work bench. If you haven’t had a chance to see his 7 part series for making your own workbench with hand tools, you should check it out <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc3EpWncNq5QL0QhwUNQb7w&gt;.

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      His videos are great.  He really gives away a lot of information on Youtube, and it is all usable.

      I am going to build a bench soon.  The Roubo is the “bench du jour” for sure, and while I like it, I think that I may go with an English bench, similar to the Nicholson bench.

      I just remembered that I purchased “The Naked Woodworker” DVD about a year or two ago, and never watched it.  On the second DVD, Mike Siemsen builds an English bench, and it is something that I may copy.

      Here is a great video of the bench, and how he uses it without any vises.  Very cool, very inexpensive, and well within the reach of beginners.

      Mike Siemsen English Bench

      Bob Rozaieski from the new defunct Logan Cabinet Shoppe blog built a really nice English bench using only handtools.  Here is a video of him discussing the bench after using it heavily for a year.

      Logan Cabinet Shoppe Bench Overview

      These benches are built using construction grade lumber from  Home Depot or Lowes, such as Douglas Fir.  A couple of 2×12’s is all that you need, and for under $100, you have enough lumber to build yourself a very solid bench to last for years.

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    • Avatar Of Bob W.Bob W.
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      Other helpful Youtube videos

      I’ve been studying workbenches also and found the 16-part series by Wranglestar titled the “Poor Man’s Workbench” quite informative.  He built it all by hand using construction grade lumber to start.  I felt the result was quite impressive!

      I also enjoyed this video from Dema.  He had some neat features on his bench.

    • Avatar Of Bruce G.Bruce G.
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      I too was impressed with Paul Sellers workbench.  I came across his videos via Wranglerstar, who built Paul’s bench.  In fact I am just about finished with mine. See attached pic.  All I lack is installing the well board and installing the vise

      It is very sturdy.  I used all dimensional fir lumber. I plan on putting a 2x shelf across the bottom stretchers.


      Good Luck with you build.




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