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This is my workbench. The first larger project I have done. I am proud of the top. Hard Maple with accents of Purpleheart. After I finished it my wife informed me that she does not care for purpleheart. Oh well. I still like the bench and currently am adding a cabinet underneath for storage.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."


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WayneC

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#1 posted 10-05-2007 at 02:15 PM

Looks like a basement shop. Any other interesting tools and fixtures?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-06-2007 at 06:28 PM

A nice bench Doc. I like the purpleheart accents. I am with Wayne, how about some more shop pictures too?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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DrsHobby

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#3 posted 10-06-2007 at 09:51 PM

Bill, more shop pictures would require cleaning it up more…...but I will work on it.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."

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#4 posted 10-11-2007 at 03:27 PM

Beautiful bench.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 03-29-2008 at 03:04 PM

Like the other comments I really enjoy the picture of your bench. Do you have any additional pictures of your shop? Decluttering and cleaning up a shop just to post pictures of it makes it look like it is not being used. Shops are tools themselves and should be used or they look rather lonely to me.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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DrsHobby

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#6 posted 04-15-2008 at 08:18 PM

Here is a picture of that bench in use:

Workbench cluttered

Rest of shop :

the mess

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."

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#7 posted 04-15-2008 at 08:26 PM

Well the first thing we need to do is get you started on some cupboards and pegboard!

Looks like my place after a clean up!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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brunob

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#8 posted 04-15-2008 at 10:04 PM

Beautiful bench. Seems a shame to use it.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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tenontim

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#9 posted 04-15-2008 at 10:43 PM

Very nice bench. Like Bob said, you need to get some organization going or you’re going to wind up like Karson. :]

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DrsHobby

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#10 posted 04-15-2008 at 10:57 PM

Those pictures were taking in the middle of making the changing table. The shop was at its worse, I was under the gun. There is nothing worse than having a pregnant wife as a foreman on the job.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."

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#11 posted 04-18-2008 at 04:19 AM

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the additional pictures. I know what you mean about your shop being at its worst during a build. All my hand tools seem to migrate to my assembly bench during a project and eventually I don’t have any room to assemble the piece.

I have enjoyed the tour.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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spaids

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#12 posted 05-28-2008 at 09:04 PM

I have that same table saw and saw horses but not a nice bench like that. Hows that end vice working for you?

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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DrsHobby

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#13 posted 05-29-2008 at 08:15 PM

The endvise works ok.. This is my first workbench. There is still a learning curve I need to master.

-- -Alex, St Charles, MO - "Measure twice, cut once, and go back to the lumber yard because you still screwed up."

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