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hello everyone, i just joined lumberjocks, I am far from computer savy, but i am trying to figure this thing out so i can post some projects. hopefully this works and what you are seeing is a picture of my workshop(a few years old)
the workbench is completely of ash, 4 inches thick for the top, and 6×8 inches for the legs. it is 30 inches deep and 8 foot long. i have since added holes for bench dogs and hold-downs, a tool cabinet for the base, among other things. i seem to find a need to change it for every project.
i hope to get some cleanup done soon so i can take some up to date photos. the pileup of shavings and tools right now is embarassing.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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Derek Lyons

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#1 posted 2062 days ago

Why be embarrassed about a pile of shavings and tools? How do you think my workbench looks? :)

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

View Larry's profile


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#2 posted 2062 days ago

I agree that there is no need to be embarrassed – just shows your doing something. Anyhow welcome to a great web site – lots of folks here to learn from – except me – I am just a beginner….

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#3 posted 2061 days ago

Never be embarassed about a pile of sawdust and shavings – it is a sign of a healthy garage – a clean workshop, devoid of saw dust, is a sorry sight.

I look forward to seeing your projects.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 2061 days ago

I have to agree about with the others on the sawdust and shavings comments. That makes a shop look like it is being used. I am not sure how much room you have in your shop but have you thought about bringing the bench out away from the wall so that you can access all four sides?

But it does look like you have a nice collection of hand tools to go with your bench.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 2061 days ago

Welcome to LJs!

I like your bench…. not over-the-top fancy, but sturdy and functional.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 2061 days ago

nice bench!

-- Martin, Gatineau, Qu├ębec

View DonFaulk0517's profile


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#7 posted 2061 days ago

Welcome… like you, I am fairly new at this also. You’ll find a lot of help and knowledge from all the LJ’s out there.

Good Luck!


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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 2061 days ago

Cool shop, its a place to make sawdust, what could be wrong with that :-) Welcome to LJs!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#9 posted 2061 days ago

shavings means you are actually working no need to be embarrassed. welcome to LJ

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#10 posted 2061 days ago

Nice Shop

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 2054 days ago

Nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 2011 days ago

fair enough collection of tools… simple, sturdy, functional workbench… requisite shavings and tools piled up… yup, looks good to me! :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#13 posted 1460 days ago

Beautiful bench and tools. I love your shop.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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