Shop builds #1: work bench

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Blog entry by SamuelP posted 11-30-2011 04:51 AM 5705 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One day this workbench may be done.

It is made from construction lumber. 4×4s, 2×6s and 2×4s. Other than being a functional piece for my “shop”. I wanted this to be a learning process for joinery I have not attempted.

The size is about 4’x2’x35”. The small size has been depicted by my small space, the front portion of a 1 car garage. My one goal was to complete the structure of this workbench using no hardware, i.e., nails, screws, bolts, wires, rope, string, bubble gum.

Base corner construction

My helper

It is frustrating at times, because I have limited time to work, but I enjoy every time I am able to. Most important are the times my daughter joins in.

Thanks for looking and I will update as often as I can.

-- -Sam - FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 11:01 AM

Lookng good Sam. I understand about space restrictions. My workshop is 9’ x 9’. I say my workshop because that is what it will eventually become. At the moment though, it is full of crap that needs to be moved into the garage once the garage has been re-jigged. So I am forced to work in the garden on an old Black and Decker Workmate which is far from ideal. We will get there though Sam and it will be all the sweeter for having waited.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 02:22 PM

That’s all right. Best of luck with the rest of your shop.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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