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Work(shop) in Progress #2: Workbench: The TOP

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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 06-18-2008 03:00 AM 4324 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Workbench Part 2 of Work(shop) in Progress series Part 3: Bosch 4100 TS - Zero-Clearance Inserts »

72”x24” 1-3/4” thick Top = $25
Groz vise = $40
Misc fasteners and hardware = $10
Building your own workbench that actually fits in a tight space that has no space for a workbench = PRICELESS

Now I just need to use scrap wood, and design legs to hold the workbench horizontally… I made it extra tall, cause every other bench I work on I get back pains from having to bend too much.

In the mean time, I just improvise and put something under to hold it straight just so that I can work on it as I have prioritized project that need to be done before I can spend the time constructing those legs…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.



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GaryK

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#1 posted 06-18-2008 07:40 AM

Nice bench! It must be a pain having to remove everything all the time though.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 06-18-2008 12:12 PM

This is a nice bench. It does save space.

Thanks for the post.

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

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 06-18-2008 03:18 PM

GaryK: it is a pain, every woodworking session is comprised of 3 phases … bringing everything in, actual woodworking, and cleaning + putting everything away… it’s a pain in he ^$$ but if you are trying to rationalize it – cleaning up is a good thing, and ‘really’ has to be done anyways… so it’s not MUCH of an overhead… or at least that thought makes it easier for me to do it over and over again…hehe

you do what you’ve gotta do, with what you’ve got – or you don’t do it at all

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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SPalm

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#4 posted 06-18-2008 07:06 PM

Looking good. I like it.

Now maybe a wall mounted cabinet next to the bench to store stuff so it is quicker to pack/unpack. Workshop projects are a good way of testing and improving your skill set.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 06-18-2008 07:25 PM

SPalm: Thanx for the idea ;) HA. It is already on the wall – the adjacent wall! the inside of it is still under design to maximize and organize it the best I can… I’ll have that blogged when it deserves to be recognized as such, but in the mean time – here is a sample:
Closed Cabinet

messy cabinet inside...

The slots on the inside of the cabinet door are keyslots, and I can slide 1/4” #10 bolts in them and hang anything anyway I want to … will include more details photos when the time comes to present this in whole…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 06-19-2008 02:00 AM

Sweet. You one clever guy!

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 06-19-2008 02:21 AM

Very practical

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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