Work bench #2: Creating the Legs and smoothing the top

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Blog entry by Dean10 posted 05-08-2010 06:14 AM 1324 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Its been awhile, but this projects been extremely slow in the making. After making all those segments of my bench I glued them together and trimmed the ends… it ended up weighing about 150 lbs, freaking heavy. After I finished with the top I experimented with making some homemade dogs, and then started work on the legs. I know metal isnt very traditional, but it does save alot of time and its sturdy. This was my first welding experience and it was pretty fun, molten metal burned through my shoe, but fun all the same. This week I finally got it primed up and painted, I’ve been doing SAT and AP testing all week which has been a real hassle, but come next week I should have it in my shed. One last note, the things wider than the shed door, so I gotta assemble it in there xD

-- "May you live in interesting times"

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#1 posted 05-08-2010 06:50 AM

Looks good dean. The main thing I can see with the metal legs, is noise. hammering and chiseling an such are going to reasonate through those legs. Maybe someday you can get around to making wooden legs for the top and then make a metal top for the legs and use it for metal working. either way if it works don’t change or fix it. Keep on making dust.

-- The safest place to be is within the will of God. God Bless. Michael

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#2 posted 05-08-2010 07:59 AM

I think you did a really nice job. I love the look. I am sure you are going to get a lot of good use out of it.

-- Brian Meeks,

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