Low Budget Workbench

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Project by Serradura posted 11-12-2014 11:09 AM 3586 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my “new” workbench / glue table. Completely made out of reclaimed materials.
The base is made from two old KLM (Royal Dutch Airways) flight-cases which I had for 10 years and were used in a former life as cases for PA equipment.
The top is made of an old sheet of underlayment and small pieces of different wood and sheet material, all laying around the workshop. The vise (on of two) was a trade against some other things. It’s an old “Nooitgedagt” Dutch vise that I only had to paint again. The clamping system is made out of a few old table legs.

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#1 posted 11-12-2014 12:39 PM

Sweet, a great table with clamping ability, and made with recycled materials. Very interesting design, looks very flexible in its ability to assist with glue ups as well as the work process. This should serve you well with your wood working. Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 11-12-2014 02:03 PM

Now that’s the way to make a workbench on the cheap. No need to worry about ruining a expensive one. Looks like it will serve you well.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-12-2014 02:50 PM

I agree and looks to be very heavy. The vise turned out very well.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 11-12-2014 03:16 PM

Sturdy lookin’ bench. Multi purpose is the key for a small shop.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 11-12-2014 04:36 PM

The same imagination, creativity that has gone into your videos, puppetry, and searches for material is evident here! Nice looking too!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 11-12-2014 08:23 PM

I’d say that is one really nice looking and practical workbench reclaimed materials or not. well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 11-13-2014 12:37 AM

That is a really cool bench, with alot of features that Im sure will come in handy. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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