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My First Workbench

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Blog entry by ChadR posted 08-19-2011 08:56 AM 1148 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once I finished building my shed. I used the left over lumber to throw together an easy workbench. It’s nothing special but more of something I can use for projects here and there until I have the space and money to upgrade. I did design it so I can upgrade it here and there for projects as I see fit.

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MoshupTrail

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#1 posted 08-19-2011 11:06 AM

That’s rather nice joinery actually! A nice sturdy design.

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 07:12 PM

Nice job!
You may want to add some blocking between those long spans. It will make the whole thing sturdier.

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#3 posted 08-19-2011 07:50 PM

I had all them cut and ready to go in, but ran out of screws. =)

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#4 posted 08-22-2011 09:42 PM

Thanks for the pics. This is one of the few reasonably good full detail views I’ve seen of the support structure of a workbench (to my surprise.)

Are you bolting that to the shed framing?

I’m looking to build a couple large workspace/computer desks and just can’t for the life of me figure out how to frame it out so it’s not wobbling all over the place. I like that design (though I’d have to go without the front bottom piece.)

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#5 posted 08-23-2011 10:02 AM

It has proven to be very sturdy for the last project I have used it for. I don’t think I will need to bolt it to anything. Although I am getting a Lathe in the mail and might have to stabilize the table for that.

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