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Blog entry by Blake Haskins posted 03-05-2017 03:21 PM 812 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this video I begin to build the newest workbench in my shop. I have seen benches with a tool tray and have thought that would be a great idea. as I am always nocking tools of the workbench. In this video I made the base which weighs about 200 pounds. I have a unique idea for making the split top, that will be shown in the next video.
https://youtu.be/lqUVBA8FS5A

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bacoach

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#1 posted 03-05-2017 04:04 PM

Nice build..Looks to be very solid..do you plan on moving it around or is it meant to be stationary?

-- BAcoach, Tennessee

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Blake Haskins

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#2 posted 03-05-2017 05:34 PM



Nice build..Looks to be very solid..do you plan on moving it around or is it meant to be stationary?

- bacoach


Stationary, but I might look at putting in some rockler flip down wheels if they can hold it.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 03-06-2017 11:43 AM

It certainly doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere! Interesting idea with the sand bags. Definitely add mass to the thing and it should hold fast when pushing a plane. I hate a bench that gives when you slide a plane along a board.

As an older guy I thought it funny that you get on the bench to put screws in. When you get older you’ll be thankful for anything that’s at a height so you don’t have to bend or squat to work on it. It’s why I avoid putting in tile or wood floors now. But to climb on a perfect height work area to bend down…Ah… to be young again.

Anyway, it’s coming along. I’ll be sure to see your next installment.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Blake Haskins

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#4 posted 03-13-2017 12:34 AM



It certainly doesn t look like it s going anywhere! Interesting idea with the sand bags. Definitely add mass to the thing and it should hold fast when pushing a plane. I hate a bench that gives when you slide a plane along a board.

As an older guy I thought it funny that you get on the bench to put screws in. When you get older you ll be thankful for anything that s at a height so you don t have to bend or squat to work on it. It s why I avoid putting in tile or wood floors now. But to climb on a perfect height work area to bend down…Ah… to be young again.

Anyway, it s coming along. I ll be sure to see your next installment.

- Craftsman on the lake

got it up, this is the top, and I will have another video out soon about the decision I made when building it.
https://youtu.be/CFqVcLOPsNg

-- make sure you subscribe to my channel- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRuWi7P7eIcNOckoxBI-ZRA

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