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Justin Bukoski
12-31-2007, 3:58 PM
Here are my drawings for a workbench I'll be building later this month. The plans are designed to compensate for finished stock thickness (ie 16/4 being 3.5' - 3.75"). The goal is to focus on key areas rather than overall dimensions.

Hope this is useful to someone...

Jim Dunn
01-03-2008, 8:49 PM
Justin, I tried to open your plans and all I got was jibberish. Would like to see you try again with maybe a different format, please.

Justin Bukoski
01-03-2008, 9:54 PM
Can't seem to figure out how to edit the OP so here goes again, this time uncompressed.

Someone let me know if you can read it.

Mike Williams
01-04-2008, 3:41 PM
Justin - both the original zipped file, and the later pdf file opened ok for me.

Scott Velie
01-04-2008, 3:44 PM
I got it open after unzipping.
Not sure why you zipped it. PDF is fairly compressed by itself.


Larry James
01-22-2008, 10:52 AM
I using a Mac computer not sure if this applies to Windows.

The downloaded zip file shows up as "Workbench copy.pdf.zip.html" - delete the .html and the file can be un-zipped.


Justin Bukoski
01-22-2008, 4:04 PM
I've actually started construction of this bench. The easy part is done - I have the base built. I'm in the process of milling the 16/4 stock for the top. I decided to order a power feeder to help with this part since the pieces are so heavy. 8/4 could be substituted but would require more laminations.

Here are a couple of pics of the base:

Dave Verstraete
01-24-2008, 4:15 PM
I built a couple of simple benches using some plans in a Woodsmith Magazine.

Tim Wagner
01-25-2008, 11:02 PM
Is your top similar to butcherblock? I am in the market to build a bench. I first thought on the top was to laminat a bunch of 2X4's together. Anyone with a wide belt sander near cleaveland. Too bad I don't have a horazontal bandsaw. :)