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Project by Philimbesi posted 1884 days ago 1783 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I figured the best place to start would be the place to build everything. So today using the scraps from other house projects I put this together.

All 2×4 stud framing with a half inch OSB top, total function over form but again it’s the project where all the others will come from so I thought it fitting if it was a tad rough around the edges. I tacked in a piece of sheeting plywood as a makeshift shelf until I can build a rack to hold materials. I added a vice grip on one end that my dad used to use in his shed, he’s been gone for close to 10 years now but I felt it right to honor him and keep him with me as I build new and better things.

I also came up with a name for my workshop, it’s located in the basement and being 6 foot one, it’s a bit of a low clearance for me, so I dubbed my first workshop… “The Low Clearance Shop”.

-- PAI





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patron

12963 posts in 1943 days


#1 posted 1884 days ago

i started with a bench like yours too !
now i use lower drawer cabs and have tools storage all around !
nice way to honor / remember your father .
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p.s. if you work on your knees , you can flip boards easyer , and make taller cabs . :-)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1884 days ago

Thats a very large work surface- very nice. makes it easier to work on larger pieces, or on several things at the same time without running out of work space. Welcome to LJ!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Napaman

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#3 posted 1884 days ago

what a good place to start…i like the depth…will give you lots of room…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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clieb91

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#4 posted 1884 days ago

Good start Bro. Dad would be proud.

Can’t wait to see it in person in a few weeks. I know it will be put to good use by you as your project list grows.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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JoeinDE

364 posts in 1925 days


#5 posted 1884 days ago

I’ve got the same workbench (or very similar) in my shop. It was my first project also. Nicely done, especially if, like me, it was made with a circular and and a drill as the only available (power) tools.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1884 days ago

good job looks like a great bench

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Splinterman

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#7 posted 1883 days ago

Your Dad would be very happy to know that he has pride of place in your new abode….good job.

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