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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 04-05-2013 04:50 PM 2461 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a really easy-to-make potting bench you can make with just a hammer and a saw. I made mine using 100% reclaimed wood, most from old shipping pallets. I designed this bench to be simple to build. Anyone can make it, yet it remains functional and looks awesome!

Visit my web site for free building plans.


-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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#1 posted 04-05-2013 05:02 PM

Did I hear a leaf blower in the background there? ;-)

Thanks Steve, sounds like a good idea for a Mother’s Day gift!

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes." -

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 05:31 PM

Great video, as always. I like the limited tool series, too. Show that you dont need to have a full shop to make something.

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 08:11 PM

Love the video Steve. Now you should make a well…with gears, and an automaton (sp?) rooster on top!

-- I never finish anyth

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 08:52 PM

Great video and editing! How much wood did you have leftover?

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 11:18 PM

Great video going to make one thank for sharing this video.

-- Todd

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#6 posted 04-06-2013 03:45 AM

Great vid! Is this the beginning of a new series: Pallet Projects ? ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 04-06-2013 04:14 AM

Another nice video Steve. Good going with the intermixed tips. I got a question though. What were those things you were hitting with a hammer? I seem to recall using those one time a very long time ago, but I can’t remember what they are called.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#8 posted 04-07-2013 09:25 PM

Very nice build! I would make one for my wife but she’d have me out in the yard working instead of in the workshop :)

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#9 posted 04-09-2013 02:08 AM

A “potting” bench? hummmm…...........;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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