My version of FWW's work bench.

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Project by technicallymark posted 04-02-2010 11:03 PM 2401 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my completed version of FWW magazine’s work bench from the getting started in woodworking series. The legs and shelf were part of an old workbench I had since I was a teenager. The old bench had 1×4 pine for rails and the top was 1” particle board. The legs were 4” square posts which I cut down to allow the bench to match the height of my table saw as suggested in the article and video “Getting Started in Woodworking, Season 2” I used Plywood instead of MDF and skirted the bench with 1×3 pine. The bench works great as an out feed table for my table saw and I plan to incorporate the bench around future mobile work bases for future tools such as a Jet jointer/planer, miter saw, drill press, and anything else I can justify. The miter saw really would have come in handy when I made the cuts for the sides of the bench. I guess that just makes more justification for the saw and rebuilding my bench at a later time! Oh, the balsa plane and wing on the table is my other hobby, building and flying radio control airplanes.

-- Love the taste of sawdust in the morning!

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#1 posted 04-03-2010 01:07 AM

Nice workbench.

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#2 posted 04-03-2010 05:18 AM

nice bench i too am a rc enthusiast i am guessing thats a sig midstar?

-- Got Wood?

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#3 posted 04-03-2010 05:36 AM

Nice build. Great that it doubles as an outfeed table. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#4 posted 04-04-2010 12:23 AM

Hey Joe,
You are exactly correct! That is a Sig Midstar-40. I’ve modified it to use two servos for the ailerons. Just have a little more work to do before its ready and can’t wait to fly! Thanks.

-- Love the taste of sawdust in the morning!

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#5 posted 04-04-2010 03:07 AM

i fly an original jensen ugly stick. one of the kraft das ugly stick when they were first kitted. I also have a SPAD (coroplast plane), i have an ultrasport kit waiting to be built. i generally use two servos in the wings too on seperate channels. never mess with those y harnesses after i had one fail on me(on the ground thankfully). getting interested in helicopters. when does it get covered?

-- Got Wood?

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#6 posted 05-02-2010 02:37 AM

Nice looking bench. Great joband reuse of old materials.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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