|Workshop by just_adam||posted 10-19-2009 04:07 PM||861 reads||0 times favorited||9 comments|
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I must apologize, I do not have a refined series of photos for my shop but will proudly update this space with them when I do have something to post. My workspace is a lifelong dream realized: a 20’x40’ slab foundation structure, decrepit and formerly housing cars. But now it will be my studio for all my creative endeavor. My painting, motorcycle fabrication, and yes woodwork will occur here for what days I have left on this orb. For now, let me post my workbench below. Please understand it was made with all good intentions but having not a very well founded base of practical knowledge. Still, she serves me well as a start of operations. This table has seen me through countless hours of fiberglass layup work for my motorcycle over the last winter. I also did a fair bit of wood hacking under it’s support.
My style emphasizes reclaimed lumber. I look at exotics and just can’t do ‘em. The invaluable cost of patina is what allures me and my favorite place to cruise wood is architectural salvage yards, like “Urban Ore” located just at the nexus of Emeryville, Oakland, and Berkeley in the Bay Area. This is my first bench of reclaimed lumber:
I built a face vice using pipe clamps before I even heard of the NFW. i feel vindicated that I might have been on the right track somewhere!
recent clamping hardware was made for a bunch of favor boxes that I’ll post about. made of 1/2” carriage bolts and secured with wing nuts
I guess for me workbenches should not be art pieces. They need to be modified ad-hoc to support what you need. I’ll make another one, probably based on the New Fangled Workbench, but I love looking at peoples’ benches.
Anyway, more later. Great to have some other people out there who actually pay attention to the newbs signing up on this forum. It’s a great resource!
-- Oakland, CA