How to Build a Woodworking Bench w/ FREE PLANS // TheTranq

How to Build a Woodworking Bench w/ FREE PLANS // TheTranq

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Well I finally got around to and finished my new (and first) woodworking bench. I had been planning to make this since the start of the summer and am super excited to have it finished. This winter it will be housing my new lathe as I start learning to turn. If you enjoyed this video be sure to check out my other content and subscribe!

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  1. Chris Morris on January 2, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    A good result, but it’s a bit of a shame that you didn’t trying something a little more exotic for the top. Perhaps a laminated pine top, or hardwood top, etc, etc. You spent all that time doing the lovely joinery on the lower half, that it’s a shame the top didn’t get the same treatment, so to speak. I do really like the design of it though, and the vice was a superb touch of class… not to mention the use of red oak. Very nice indeed and one that I would absolutely consider.

    Having just re-read the above it sounds a little harsh, but it’s really not how I want it to come across, so apologies if it does. The MDF just seems a little simple compared to the bottom half.

  2. Scotty476 on January 2, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Are you going to put a finish on the MDF?

  3. Diederich Abels on January 2, 2022 at 8:28 pm

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  4. Woodworking Woodworking on January 2, 2022 at 8:31 pm

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  5. Romaine Athey on January 2, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Go to Stodoys if you want to know how to make it easier. This is a good solution for every woodworker.

  6. Otavio on January 2, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Show de bola!

  7. Arie Al-Amin on January 2, 2022 at 8:47 pm

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  8. Oleg Kaverin on January 2, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    What grit are the stones used at 7:19?

  9. Mike Thompson on January 2, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Nice looking bench,

  10. Creek Tilghman on January 2, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Woodprix is a solid company with solid woodworking plans.

  11. East Coast Craftsman. on January 2, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    good job buddy. you could of made a MDF Torsion box top. stronger and flat.

  12. Easter Stedman on January 2, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Just go to Stodoys if you want to know how to do it yourself.

  13. Cory John on January 2, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Nice work

  14. rev on January 2, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Great Bench! I made a bench with a similar MDF top. I used Irwin Speedbor Max drill bits for the dog holes, and they worked well. I nearly screwed up the first one because I was surprised at how quickly it cut through, but still left clean holes.

  15. Niz Noz on January 2, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I have been thinking of using casters like the one you used. Since they lift the bench one leg at a time do you think they could cause structural damage over time? I’m thinking of making a bench of roughly the same size, but with less robust joints.. I’m considering connecting each pair with a rod to allow for two legs to be raised simultaneously.. Great job by the way 🙂

  16. L. Patricio on January 2, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Hey cara! Muito bom mesmo sua bancada de trabalho! A madeira que você usou "parece" bastante macia, aqui no Brazil as bancadas de trabalho são feitas com madeiras muito duras e pesadas. Parabéns pelo trabalho.

  17. Alan Hunter on January 2, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Nice job! Next time the hole for the peg should be 2-3mm closer to the shoulder of the tenon than on the mortise so that when you peg it the joint is pulled together by the peg. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  18. Shantay Madison on January 2, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    In my first work I always used Woodprix plans.

  19. Carol Ruest on January 2, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Very nice Bench! What kind of chisels are you using in this video? They seem very good. Thanks.

  20. Cordelia Blakeslee on January 2, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    You can go to the Woodprix website if you would like to do it yourself.

  21. David on January 2, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Nice bench. As with other comments, the bottom is much nicer than the top but I’ll defend the use of MDF for a top. Until the price of lumber skyrocketed MDF was pretty inexpensive. Last month it was almost $40 at a big box store. It’s very flat and very smooth; both good qualities for a woodworker’s bench top. I’ve thought about covering MDF with solid 3/4" white oak flooring glued to the MDF. That would offer the durability of a hardwood top at far less cost. With a layer of flooring, 2 layers of MDF and a layer of 3/4" ply on the bottom it would tolerate holfasts well and last a long time for less cost than a solid hardwood top.

    For the dog holes, I would start the holes with a Forstner bit and once a decent depth was established, finish off with a power drill and spade bit or a hand brace and auger bit. MDF is a pain when it comes to boring larger holes because it clogs the cutting surface of the bit. A large twist bit like a Silver and Deming style might cut better. I have some but haven’t tried them on MDF yet.

  22. GaryAppledale on January 2, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Jeez! – do your neighbours ever cuss you out for the noise? 😁