Outdoor woodworking bench

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Blog entry by Dallas posted 12-25-2012 04:28 PM 2425 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t have my workspace any more, but I have a deck (below a deck). I’ve started slapping together an outdoor workspace.

It is not a long term solution, but I get to fiddle around. The elements are still a problem, but not as bad as I thought they would be. I still need to store wood and my better tools inside as a precaution, but water resistant toolboxes, trash cans and a few bits for covering can help.

All wrapped up.

As I uncover and lay out the bits and pieces.

I after I get my planing stop and dog holes bored, I’m going to add a wood thread vise, a more stable base, perhaps more trash cans or weather resistant toolboxes.

Far from perfect, but maybe someone else will improve upon it!

-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 04:30 PM

Looks very cool nice work

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 04:56 PM

Very simple and functional. I look forward to seeing the end result.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 05:16 PM

Nice job. I really like all the functionality. I used two 8’ 2×12” doweled together for several years as an outside work surface on saw horses. Yella wood. Sturdy. The older I got, the heavier it got lugging back and forth to the shed, to keep it out of the rain. I should steal an idea or two and modify my ol’ workhorse.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 06:04 PM

That’s a great idea. I should put this on the list.

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