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Blog entry by Buckskin posted 2533 days ago 1190 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I got frustrated with an old stainless steel table I was using as a work bench. So, I decided it was time for a change and I needed to do it cheaply. I did some looking around and decided to adapt these two plans:

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/workshop/bench/below20.html

http://www.shopsmithhandson.com/archives/july_aug_03/html/weekend_project.htm

My HTML ability is lacking so maybe somebody can help me out with a couple hot links in the comments.

I used the following to construct three benches, one 2’ x 6’ and two 2’ x 4’:

17 -2×4x8
2 -7/16×4x8 OSB
1 -1/8×4x8 Tempered Hardboard
4 pounds of 3” Prime Guard Screws
1 pound of 1 5/8” Prime Guard Screws
Less then one strip of 1 ¼” brad nails
6 gallons of Ice Water… it has been 100 plus in Oklahoma as well as other states.

Enjoy!



6 comments so far

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Max

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#1 posted 2533 days ago

Look like a good solid work bench to me. Look like they will do the job just fine….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Dano

222 posts in 2628 days


#2 posted 2533 days ago

Looks like they’ll do the job but are they going to give you enough room to maneuver on the saw?

I can relate to the heat hear, I can’t keep the table saw from rusting from the sweat on my hands, maybe this weekend we’ll get some relief!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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Bob Babcock

1804 posts in 2682 days


#3 posted 2533 days ago

Looks good…very functional. Wish I had the room to do the same.

What heat? 75 deg with a nice seabreeze here…...sorry guys, couldn’t resist. Stay cool.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Buckskin

486 posts in 2584 days


#4 posted 2533 days ago

Dano, they are light enough I can move them around for various operations.

Bob, would you mind sending some of that wether to Dano and I.

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Mike

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#5 posted 2533 days ago

The benches look good. Does anyone have any rain they can send to NC?

-- Mike, Charlotte, NC

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 2532 days ago

Buckskin, those will work very well. I’ve go one like those in the saddle shop that I’ve been using for 17 years. I’d suggest you paint them with cheap white paint. That’s what I did.
Sorry, not rain for MC. Haven’t got any for southeast Oregon.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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