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  1. mark brown
    January 16, 2015 @ 11:56 am

    really nice workbench im gong to biuld one for mysely ill send a picture of my new work bench when i biuld itthanks alot for the video i really enyoyied it thanks a lot

    from a really consitant viewer MARK

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    • mark
      July 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am

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  2. Pat Truchinski
    January 16, 2015 @ 12:02 pm

    I’m in Minnesota and am spending time in my shop..huh..I think you’ve motivated me into downsizing my bench.. more room would be nice..

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  3. Ron
    January 16, 2015 @ 12:16 pm

    Wow, glad to see you have finally made something that someone might really want to make for their shop again. Nice job

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  4. Mike Mickelson
    January 16, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

    Loved your enthusiasm and like the plans but could you do us a favor and include a material cutting list on one page so we don’t have to make notes of the dimensions of all those pretty pictures. Keep the great videos coming.

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    • Steve Ramsey
      January 17, 2015 @ 5:09 am

      I actually included a cutting diagram on this project. Make sure you download the PDF.

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  5. Steve
    January 16, 2015 @ 7:08 pm

    Any chance we could see what size/type of nails and screws you used for this? Nice-looking project. Eager to build one of these. Thanks.

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    • Steve Ramsey
      January 17, 2015 @ 5:07 am

      I just used a variety of whatever I could find in my shop. I’m not sure what the lengths were. Just make sure they are long enough to hold two pieces together without coming out the opposite side.

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  6. Love the workshop you do, but would like to know where you bought the blue thing you drilled the holes with in the beginning
    January 17, 2015 @ 9:56 am

    Hope you Can help me with that

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    • Steve Ramsey
      January 18, 2015 @ 7:07 am

      It’s a pocket screw jig. Mine is made by Kreg.

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  7. steve
    January 17, 2015 @ 11:06 am

    nice job! I built my bench that I use for building on so it fits under my bench along the wall and put locking wheels on it so when not in use I can just tuck it away.

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  8. Steve
    January 18, 2015 @ 4:31 pm

    What are the dimensions of A-H? I don’t see them in the pdf plans.

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    • Christine
      January 20, 2015 @ 9:46 am

      You’ll find the dimensions of these pieces on the pages following the initial cutting layouts of A-H. So on page 5, you’ll find the dimensions of A, B, D, and G. Hope this helps! 🙂

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      • Steve Ramsey
        January 20, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

        Yes, this saves me a lot of time when re-making the plans in metric.

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  9. Mike
    January 18, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

    Great timing. Here are some pics of my build:

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+MikeMilano/albums/6105870674632969953

    Thank you,

    Mike

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    • Steve
      October 29, 2016 @ 12:10 pm

      Mike your de Man,

      Great photo’s, Great bench !

      Tell me where you got all the bits of lumber in first pict. ?

      If I send you a tape will you give us some stats?

      How long ,wide and what breath ?…..also size of end product

      Would love to see that Bad Boy Bench Before Breakfast Brother

      Any other little bits of craft (Art) ?

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  10. Sam
    January 19, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

    You are a legend! Great bench and fantastic plans. Really appreciate it. Love your other videos too. Thanks a lot, from Jersey, Channel Islands.

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  11. John Fithian-Franks
    January 21, 2015 @ 3:32 am

    Nice workbench but I could not help but to spot all those cans of finish stacked up behind you, have they came from the old workbench and if so you will need to make some more cabinets to store it all, I wonder how much room you will have after the new cabinets are put in?

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    • Steve Ramsey
      January 21, 2015 @ 5:43 am

      Those are cans of paint. I made sure they will fit on the floor under the workbench! I may keep them out in the garden shed though since they only get occasional use.

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  12. sankar
    January 21, 2015 @ 8:16 am

    i really enjoy this video super & Simply make work bench..
    thanks to lot………………………..
    ……^……

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  13. Maxie Smith CARLISLE UK
    January 21, 2015 @ 4:24 pm

    Love your videos Mr Ramsey, nice and simple projects leading to solid useable items and delivered with such infectious enthusiasm. This bench in particular requires little skill, you only have to be able to use a measure, use a saw, drill a few holes, use a drill driver bit, glue 2 sheets of ply and hammer a few nails into the top cover of hardboard. Not one joint to be cut in the whole bench., great stuff for us mere mortals; good on ya!

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  14. Ryan guilford
    January 25, 2015 @ 2:58 pm

    Awesome build, how many sheets of 4’x 8′ plywood did you use total?

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    • Steve Ramsey
      January 25, 2015 @ 3:25 pm

      I think about 2.

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  15. Númi Kárason
    January 31, 2015 @ 7:07 pm

    Fan from Iceland! I made that Workbench with the most basic tools ever! Thanx for the plans!

    Photo:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/113116404060331398211/albums/6110707151675925681/6110707165158578098?pid=6110707165158578098&oid=113116404060331398211

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  16. David Nesting
    February 3, 2015 @ 11:40 am

    Love the project – I would have suggested one thing, that when laminating the legs and stretchers, I would have added a glue. Over time the glue will help keep the bench more rigid and not rack when you push sideways on it.

    But I definitely need to build something similar, for the storage… since I use the table saw for assembly now – – LOL

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  17. Hector Sbrocca
    February 4, 2015 @ 5:21 am

    I really love this workbench…. but…. I love more…. the fact that there are free METRIC plans! jejejje!

    Really like you work and videos Steve! I’ve a group of friends that really enjoy your projects! I hope that this never end!

    Maxi, from Argentina!

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  18. Rick
    February 11, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

    I made this last weekend. Used a few measurements from the “metric” plans but cut other pieces to fit as they’re dependent on the exact dimensions of the timber. I just used 90 x 35mm non-structural pine from our local Bunnings (think Home Depot but Australian)

    For the top I ended up layering two sheets of 19mm yellow-tongue. (Chipboard designed for flooring. It’s comes sealed). Ply here is ridiculously expensive. One sheet of 15mm construction-grade is $65. And that’s nasty stuff full of knots. The good stuff is over $100. On the other hand my yellow tongue was $24. Topped with Masonite it’s just as sturdy as the original.

    I’ll get a photo up as soon as I finish attaching the top and make the final ‘D’ pieces.

    Thanks Steve!

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  19. jon
    February 17, 2015 @ 9:38 am

    do you have an idea for installing cast iron bench vises

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  20. JR Shoemake
    February 1, 2016 @ 4:56 am

    Love the workbench! I took on the project this past weekend. I customized mine just a little to use the workbench for building R/C airplanes. I’ve added wheels so I can roll it outside and work on sunny days.

    I tried to add a fence, sort of, to the sides of the bench using cabinet magnets to keep my glues and other small assortment of supplies in place when moving the workbench.. That was a failed experiment! lol

    In the end, I was able to eliminate a tall metal shelf and, everything has a neat little home now. Here’s the pic: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1261583297192394&set=a.638177379532992.1073741825.100000222080262&type=3&theater

    Thanks for the videos and the plans! You do help a lot of, “Woodworker Wannabes”, like me, build some gret looking projects.

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  21. Cameron
    February 16, 2016 @ 1:04 pm

    Love this workbench! I started it last night and am done with everything that requires 2x4s. However, I don’t have the cool toys to be able to cut the plywood very accurately 🙁 But I’m working on that.

    I just have one question. I’m mainly using this for the outside. Is this waterproof or would you make any additions to make it that way?

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  22. bob
    July 2, 2016 @ 9:56 am

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  23. Nick Shutte
    June 13, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

    Great video….I am now watching all of your videos. I replicated this workbench from your video not your plans! Where can I leave a pic of mine?

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  24. Sergio
    July 17, 2017 @ 9:48 am

    Steve!!! Thank you very much for your plans!!! I love all of them! I am going to build this workbench, but I would love to make it mobile. I am looking for wheels to attach but I don’t know what could be the weight load of this bench. Do you have an idea?
    Thank you very much!!!!!!!
    Sergio

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  25. Brian Ode
    March 12, 2018 @ 1:15 pm

    Hey Steve, I love watching hour videos and it’s what got me into woodworking. I’ve recently built this bench (and in honor of you, painted the non working areas bright blue and red) and love it so far.

    I kind of misjudged the weight of it however and would like to see if I could find wheels that flip up (similar to the mobile attachment to the sawstop), thus possible giving some mobility to it but am not sure how heavy it is. Do you by chance have any idea how heavy it is? Or maybe an idea to make occasionally moving it easier? I won’t be moving it often, so wheels are probably overkill, but asking a friend over every time I do, isn’t ideal, haha.

    Anyway, thanks for all the amazing work you do!

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  26. Steve Campbell
    April 13, 2018 @ 5:52 am

    Mr Ramsey I want to thank you for this and all the video’s you have done. I have always had a little inkling of wanting to do wood working but was always into cars. Now I’m a little older and when I ran across your video’s on youtube my interest peeked. I am now in the process of building my first work bench from your plans and I thank you. But my thanks is far from my appreciation to you.

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  27. Steve campbell
    April 13, 2018 @ 5:55 am

    Sorry in giving my praise I forgot to as my question..lol would particle board be ok in place of plywood? Thanks again

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