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Project by UncleSnail posted 07-10-2010 04:15 AM 1934 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All. Well, I finally finished my new workshop. The thing is I also built a new bench and I am thinkin I am more proud of it than the shop. I do know this for a surety: If I ever get the urge to build another building, I think I will, instead, wash the cat or something as dangerous as that. Maybe that will disspell my masochismic tendencies. Lol. Dang that shop was hard work. Anyhoo, The shop is 16×20 and I have ROOM!!! Lovin’ it. The bench is entirely constructed of 3/4 inch plywood. Carcass uses mortise and tenon joinery on the stretchers. Thing is rock solid. The top is 3/4 ply topped with 3/4 inch MDF. Very solid and heavy bench. I have it positioned so I can work from any side or end…a suggestion I got here at LJ. Thanks. I also built the bench 1/8th inch lower than my table saw. Works great as an outfeed table. I am dried in and up and runnin’.....patiently awaiting another project from my wife…bless her heart. I have approx. $3200 in materials and $200 in bandaids…lol. I arranged the jointer and thickness [planer on one side and my router table and chop saw on the other (20 foot sides). The TS is big and has the prized and honored spot right in the middle of the shop. Workin’ good. Well….thanks all for the helpful advice. Dale

P.S. The table next to my router table (The one with my miter/chop saw) positions the chopsaw exactly level with my router bed. Comes in handle for both tools. The table, as you have prob’ already guessed, used to be a coffee table. It got relegated to the shed a while back due to loack of room. I couldn’t bear to chuck it. This bigger shop afforded me the opportunity to elevate it to a higher use. So I dismembered it and attached new, longer and improved legs and it now holds it’s _patina _up high. Sounds kinky, I know, but it is now a lot happier.

-- Dale, Michigan, vandehberg@att.net....sharp objects scare me.....my wife scares me too.





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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 04:20 AM

great shop..nice bench.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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schloemoe

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 04:43 AM

nice bench..great shop….......Just need to add some variety lol…......................schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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jusfine

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 04:51 AM

Solid looking bench, enjoy the new shop!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 05:27 AM

Good looking shop and bench. You need some insulation partner. I know it gets cold in Michigan. LOL

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 07-10-2010 05:30 AM

Nice looking shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BTKS

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#6 posted 07-10-2010 10:03 AM

Congratulations on the new shop. Nothing like having a blank slate to work on. Have fun and enjoy every square inch. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 07-10-2010 10:49 AM

Nice shop & bench. I’ll bet the AC has come in handy this week.

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 07-10-2010 02:04 PM

Good looking shop.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Jason

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#9 posted 07-10-2010 03:07 PM

Great shop Dale.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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RandyMarine

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#10 posted 07-10-2010 05:31 PM

Great Job on both the bench and shop….I am a little nervous about building my new shop after I wash my cat though! LOL

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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RexMcKinnon

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#11 posted 07-12-2010 11:13 PM

Your shop looks great. Once day I will have a dedicated shop but it will be called a 2 car garage until it is standing. Easier to convince the wife. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 07-12-2010 11:29 PM

Thats a nice looking shop, I like your workbench.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Robsshop

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#13 posted 07-14-2010 04:54 AM

Looks like a great place to fling chips around and I don’t mean poker chips ! Nice work shop Dale .

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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noknot

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#14 posted 07-14-2010 01:40 PM

Now thats a nice shop and a great bench have fun with it

-- GO DAWGS!

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Gary Lucas

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#15 posted 07-14-2010 04:04 PM

Great looking shop! You are smart in choosing the height of benches to serve double duty as outfeed tables. Problem is, you have to keep workbench clean.

-- Go create sawdust

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