My Workbench #4: Phase 1 Nearly Complete

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Blog entry by Jimi_C posted 08-26-2009 03:07 AM 1442 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a LOT done last night, including getting everything glued and trimmed up. Here’s a (slightly blurry) picture of the bench as it is now:

My Workbench

The base is bolted together, but the top is not attached yet. Still, this sucker is heavy and sturdy! I don’t even have the bolts through the base tightened all that much, and it does not rock at all. As soon as I bolt the top to it, I expect it to survive a tactical nuke :D

I need to glue some 1×4’s onto the bottom of the top so that I can lag screw into something solid. I neglected to glue something on the inside (like I did for the legs), nor did I make sure to have one of the cross members of the torsion box lined up with where the leg would be.

I also plan to glue some squares made out of 1x to the bottom of the sides, and then I’ll get some leveling feet to make sure I can level the whole bench. As a final touch, I’ll add some shelves to the base to get a little bit of storage and put some poly on the top to protect and harden it.

After that, phase 2 will begin: adding dog holes and the face/tail vises to the front.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#1 posted 08-26-2009 03:17 AM

Very nice bench, Jim!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 08-26-2009 03:59 AM

Looks good and sturdy. Can’t wait to see the final result.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#3 posted 08-26-2009 04:00 AM

looking good Jimi unique design

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#4 posted 08-26-2009 05:07 AM

Nice and clean Jimi…here a nice finish for MDF. Two coats Sand & Sealer let cure and apply paste wax. Good luck on all your future projects on your new bench. Stay safe…Blkcherry

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