My son's workbench

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Project by sfglass posted 08-16-2016 06:02 PM 5292 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had this small vise someone gave me and my son had begun doing some wood work but was doing it without a workbench of any kind. I had a bunch of warped and twisted 2×4s. I had the brilliant idea I should build him a workbench. I ran the 2×4s over the jointer, and across the table saw till I had some pretty straight pieces for the top, found some 4×4 treated posts I had pulled out of the ground a few years ago and cut them down for legs. I did buy some straight 2×6s for the frame work. Now if he’ll just make room for it in his garage so I can deliver it to him….

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#1 posted 08-16-2016 06:53 PM

This is a great project for a woodworker to build for his son and I have to believe that he is so proud of this nice gift. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 07:30 PM

Nice job. Really like the size of the splines. It probably will be moved to the dining room.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 08:48 PM

That is one sturdy bench. Nice job on it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 09:31 PM

Thanks for sharing. That is a great build. It’s looks simple, but it’s not. I like the bottom shelf too. I need to add one to my old shop table.

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#5 posted 08-17-2016 02:11 AM

Nice job!

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#6 posted 08-17-2016 09:38 AM

Very nice job! I don’t know how old your son is. But I am sure, if he is 90 years old, he will still remember you and this great bench you build for him!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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Scott Oldre

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#7 posted 08-17-2016 12:17 PM

Nicely done bench. Looks extremely solid and functional. If it were my garage, good luck finding a spot for something that size though. I use a shoehorn to get everything I have in on wheels.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#8 posted 08-18-2016 08:04 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. Scott I know what you mean about the machinery on wheels. Available space is a dwindling resource, but it generally corresponds conversely to a growing tool inventory. I have a few things though that I need to either get fixed and deployed (with wheels when possible) or move out of the way. The least of which is a metal lathe on a rather oversized wooden workbench that makes the one I built look puny.

Those are temporary 6” castors I put on the table so I could move it around while I am attempting to rehabilitate it. Wish me luck on the refurb of this beast.

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#9 posted 08-20-2016 06:08 PM

A little surprised that with as many views, not a single comment on the hydraulic lift table under the workbench in the cover picture. Maybe if you knew I stole it for $20.00 (that’s twenty bucks) at a garage sale it would have gotten mentioned.

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