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Workshop by Dawn posted 09-17-2011 03:11 AM 1505 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I enjoy building items for the shop. The wood is cheaper, it doesn’t have to be perfect and the projects are useful afterwards. The miter station and table saw cabinet are my most recent projects.

My workbench was one of my first projects several years ago. 28” x 6’ with a base made of 2’x4’s The table is three side-by-side 2’ x 10’ topped with a thin sheet of oak that was in my garage when I bought the house. It has a little, cheapo vise that works for most things. The workbench isn’t the sturdiest, held together by 6” screws and bolts, so I store my cinder block and another concrete block (under the newspapers) to help. The concrete pieces work as clamps, too. Perfect size for me.

I’ve been toying with the idea of building a new one using an old teacher’s desk I have as a base.

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#1 posted 09-17-2011 03:47 AM

Dawn, these are a couple of nice additions to your shop. Building shop furniture is a great way to gain practical woodworking experience that is also fun to do as well. The miter saw station looks like it has a lot of useful features such as its portability and support for long boards/molding. I am sure with the successes of these two projects there will be more additions to your shop.

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

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#2 posted 09-17-2011 05:47 AM

Washer and dryer and power tools. I can never get my shop rags clean. I like the cabinet under your table saw…........

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 09-17-2011 05:10 PM

Nice looking workshop, I like your miter saw station.

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 09:37 AM

Some sweet designed and well built shop additions there…good job.

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#5 posted 09-19-2011 01:23 PM

Dawn, your shop looks very nice. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- 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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#6 posted 06-06-2013 04:15 AM

Hi, nice shop! I really like the saw’s cabinet, could you make a post of it? Thanks!

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