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shop progress #2: first addition

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Blog entry by James Alberding posted 756 days ago 3064 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: A little here, a little there Part 2 of shop progress series Part 3: rude and crude router table »

Last weekend I hit the shed pretty hard. I cleared out a lot of old crap and took it to be donated or thrown away. Then I built my first work bench out of the 4×4s and other scrap wood I scored from work.

It is a really simple design that I saw on Stevin’s YouTube channel wood working for mere mortals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQWY7Pi4v-M&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I like how simple it is. I built it in a couple hours or so, and I like the flexibility that I can build cabinets and or drawers later as I see fit. Right now I’m not sure what I will need yet. I built it so that he. Top is 40” at my belt. I built the planter box I posted in my projects on it and its very sturdy. All I have left to do is add a piece of 3/4” birch ply to the rough piece I scored for free.

Here are the photos I took while building it…


When you start building something, you should start with a beer. And if you don’t have an opener handy improvise!

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Next up is a router table, and a table to include my little table saw.

Thanks for reading,

James.

-- measure once, cut twice...



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#1 posted 756 days ago

Nice work James, I find that a beer before the project usually shortens the work day considerably.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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James Alberding

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#2 posted 755 days ago

Haha thanks Bob. It was a rare sunny day here in Seattle it just felt right.

-- measure once, cut twice...

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