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Project by Paul posted 02-19-2010 08:37 AM 2211 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a new central station in the one car garage/shop
maple top with a few strips of cherry
I don’t think I’m going to finish the cabinet. I like the unfinihsed wood look below.

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#1 posted 02-19-2010 09:40 AM

Looks very good and seems to be very solid. Nice job!
The unfinished look is beautyful to me too.

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#2 posted 02-19-2010 10:28 AM

This is a great looking work bench you’ll be proud of and enjoy for many years. I used Tung Oil on mine and have been very pleased with it the finish.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 02-19-2010 12:50 PM

It looks great. Nice work. Are you going to attach any vices?

-- Glen

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#4 posted 02-19-2010 02:36 PM

That is a great station good job. I only use a few coats of Teak oil on my projects.

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 04:23 PM

nice bench, looks great the way it is ,, that will last you a while,, nice work

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#6 posted 02-19-2010 04:27 PM

Nice workbench!

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#7 posted 02-19-2010 04:59 PM

good lookin bench

-- Roscoe in Iowa

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#8 posted 02-19-2010 05:33 PM

Nice bench. Looks like plenty of storage. Be nice to see what the drawers look like pulled out.


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#9 posted 02-19-2010 05:57 PM

Looks great. I like the unfinished wood also. Hope fingerprints and smudges do not change its appearance too soon.

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#10 posted 02-19-2010 06:43 PM

A nice workbench indeed.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#11 posted 02-19-2010 07:19 PM

Well done.

Proof, again, that form follows function.

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 02-20-2010 12:16 AM

very nice job I need one but it will come for this nubee

-- racey13

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#13 posted 02-20-2010 12:24 AM

The draws are deep. The lower frame and wheels is 5” and the top is 1 1/4 and the total height is 35 1/2.
I did deep draws for things like the plunge frame for the router, the belt sanders and the chargeable drills.
I will add a thin 1/2 tray to one of the draws for little things like pencils and rulers. I left some lip on the left side for a vice. I am tight for space and so I didn’t want to make it any longer.
I will add a small lip across the front for clamping jigs also.

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#14 posted 02-20-2010 12:28 AM


Nice bench. You’ve obviously put a lot of work into it.

I like to use Johnson’s paste wax on my bench as I use it for clamping & gluing.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#15 posted 02-20-2010 12:29 AM

Nice one.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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