Norm Abram's work bench in my garage

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Project by Bob posted 04-26-2009 02:27 PM 23851 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the beginning of my shop

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#1 posted 04-26-2009 02:43 PM

looks good are you going to fill all those spaces with drawers?
i have a very small version of that in my shop

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#2 posted 04-26-2009 02:58 PM


Looks great!

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#3 posted 04-26-2009 03:26 PM

You are going to love it!!
great job

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#4 posted 04-26-2009 03:31 PM

It’s taking its shape.
How deep is the drawer would be? Don’t you need drawer slides?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 04-26-2009 03:31 PM

Bob, this is looking pretty good. The bench will add a lot of storage to your shop. And the pegboard addition is a nice idea as well. I am sure you have enough tools to fill them up.

sIKE and I both added our versions of this to our shops. The bench is a lot of work but is well worth the effort.

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

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#7 posted 04-26-2009 04:35 PM

That is similar to what I am looking to do but I am going to reverse the miter saw and radial arm saw. Why didn’t you lower the miter saw to the height of the table? I’m wondering for my own use.

This should add lots of space for tools. it’s a nice clean look, great job.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#8 posted 04-26-2009 04:57 PM

I think the calendar caught my attention… lol… nice bench, too… !

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#9 posted 04-26-2009 05:17 PM

Does Norm know you have it? LoL. Looks good. If you spend time when you put your show together to do it right it always pays off.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 04-26-2009 07:06 PM

Great calendar ….ummm I mean work bench : ) Are you going to build infeed and outfeed extensions for the chop saw or lower it to be level with the table top ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 04-27-2009 12:59 AM

Great bench space Bob.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 04-27-2009 03:16 AM

It’s amazing what catches our eyes in someone’s shop…....I remember noticing a good quality bottle of rye (allbeit empty) in someone elses’s shop!!..... that shop will keep you busy for awhile.

-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#13 posted 04-29-2009 01:09 AM

No doubt Norm would approve.
It’ll be really nice when you are done.
Can’t wait to see it develop.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#14 posted 02-08-2010 11:06 PM

have to agree with Dusty…. Nice Calendar…. oh, and nice work bench too…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 02-08-2010 11:36 PM

nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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