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Rebuilding a small workbench
plane, old tools, woodwork, galoot
gmcdavid
Some years ago I found, perhaps at a garage sale, a small (2 ft. long, 2 ft. high) workbench. It has been useful, but it was really beat up:



Looking closer at the top:



It really had to be replaced.

So I took some plywood and cut it to shape. Two slices of nice Baltic Birch and one of cheap stuff for the middle of the sandwich. I glued them together:



That is a 55 lb. anvil. In addition to its usual functions, it is quite useful as a weight for clamping.

I then sanded the edges of the pieces:


I drilled a row of dog-holes, then screwed it to the legs:



I then stained and finished the top:



I suppose I will screw the vise back onto the new top. It is covered with paint and looks terrible, but works perfectly.

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