|Project by eztrigger||posted 01-15-2015 03:01 PM||6255 views||18 times favorited||17 comments|
I have been wanting to build a workbench for sometime, and I settled on the 200th Woodsmith anniversary issue bench as the one I really want. However, I don’t seem to have the time or cash to get that one done, so I decided to build their weekend workbench (ha, one weekend, right…) instead to give me a nice flat, stable place to build projects on until I get ready to build a better one. I made a few small changes, like not taking the MDF side panels all the way to the floor so I could clean under it easier and a replaceable hardboard skin on the top. I had some spare MDF that I got at a garage sale for $4/sheet and I picked up a pretty good old Columbian vise from a flea market for $75. The wood for the base and sides was some new and some scrap I had around. In the end I kept the budget to about $200 including the vise, which leaves room to build some real projects! I plan to add dog holes at some point, and I think I may end up replacing the pine edging with thinner red oak stock to match some other items in the shop, but she has served me quite well so far. Hope you enjoy looking, comments are always welcome.
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