The New Workbench Journey #8: Workbench Base Completed

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Blog entry by DrJosh posted 08-17-2010 11:41 PM 5169 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: A Little Re-Do Part 8 of The New Workbench Journey series Part 9: The Finished Product...Almost »

Well, it has been a while since I posted any update on my workbench build progress, but it has been in the high 90s with heat indexes in the 105+ range…so working in a non-climate controled garage shop was tough. I had to work in short bursts and that made for slow going in a one man shop. Anyway, I now have the base of my new workbench complete and I’m now building the top. The first pic shows the primary base construction.
Workbench base-1
This second pic shows the same base with a few extra ribs added in to give the top a little extra support in a tosion box type way.
workbench base-2
This is a glue and screws construction…not as elegant as mortice and tenon construction but it is sturdy and it will be a good bench t do my kind of projects on. Hopefully the next blog post will show the completed bench with the top installed.

-- Nashville, TN

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 03:39 AM

Looking Good!

-- Marc

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#2 posted 08-18-2010 11:19 AM

Making some real nice progress! Going to be Solid.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 11:34 AM

Well, now, I believe that will be a fine bench. Not everyone has time to build a fine Europeon work bench. The base of mine is 2×4 construction and the top is laminated plywood and until I have time to build a nice bench mine does quite well. I will probably build a new top for mine very soon. Your bench looks fine to me.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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