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I have been a hobbyist woodworker for many years. I don’t build anything fancy, but I like to make things that we can actually use around the house. Mostly rectangular, straight pieces like desks, chests of drawers, bookcases, shelves, etc. I am hopefully getting close to retirement and would like to improve my hand tool skills. My shop is in our garage, and now that the kids are mostly gone, I have pretty much taken over the third stall. My equipment is all on wheels so that it can be moved away from the walls where it is normally stored. I am currently building my first real woodworking bench, based on Bob Lang’s 21st Century Workbench.

-- Rod, Kansas City, MO


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aussiedave

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#1 posted 06-08-2013 03:30 PM

Nice mobile workshop Rod, I really like the mitre saw station, lots of drawers. Can’t wait to see the new workbench when it is finished.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 06-08-2013 06:46 PM

Congratulations, Rod, you’ve got a nice shop and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 06-09-2013 12:37 AM

Rod SAID: ”... I am currently building my first real woodworking bench, based on Bob Lang’s 21st Century Workbench….”

Great choice! I chose that as my first project as well. Took me forever, but I learned quite a few skills while building it. I found that the plans in the magazine contain several errors, so pay attention to the SketchUp version on their CD (for accurate measurements).

Here is mine

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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HuskerHardwood

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#4 posted 06-10-2013 01:19 AM

Horizontal Mike:
I have actually studied your photos quite a bit before starting my own. You did a fantastic job! In fact, I went back and looked at it today to see how you mounted the end vise. I am going to take a similar approach, but mine won’t be as “beefy” as yours. I was also reluctant to rout the end of the bench top, so I like your method. I am cutting a few other corners as well…re-using my Wilton vise for the face vise instead of buying the twin screw one. Maybe later! My bench is also only six feet long, but it is still going to be so much nicer than what I have!

I also got some Fulton workbench casters on sale, and mounted them yesterday. They are foot operated to lift the bench about 3/4 inch off the floor for moving, but when they are released, the legs sit down on the floor. They really work well.

I am new to this “forum” thing, but when I have some more time,I will learn how to respond to people the right way. I sure appreciate the knowledge and friendliness of this site!

-- Rod, Kansas City, MO

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dnick

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#5 posted 08-06-2013 03:34 AM

Great looking shop. I am sure you enjoy working there.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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