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Project by woodsoldier posted 07-16-2010 04:04 PM 1785 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The question that most of us ask, what to do with that open space under the workbench? I gathered up my scrap plywood and found this plan in a magazine. Its not perfect as you can see from the photo’s however I did learn an important lesson, or relearn I should say, about assuming things. My table saw was not square to the blade, I did not notice till late in the project, it was only off a hair, but that had an affect on the finished project for sure. Live and learn and since this is just for the shop, its pretty painless for a lesson. Now, I hope to spend less time looking for widget A or B, and more time making saw dust…LOL

-- Retired from Active Duty

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 04:24 PM

Looks like a good use of the space. Good job

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 04:38 PM

Nice bench! should get alot of work and abuse. Thx for your service to this great nation from a fellow Vet!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-16-2010 06:19 PM

Thanks Hen and Howie. Ken, my favorite saying is close to yours, “Any day I wake up on the right side of the lawn is a good day”

-- Retired from Active Duty

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#4 posted 07-16-2010 07:00 PM

Looks ok! Can’t see the error you pointed out so it must be pretty small. Do like I do if someone gets close enough to spot it, smack em! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 11:42 PM

Looks like a great insert, one can never have too many drawers.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 07-17-2010 12:52 AM

This is really great and exactly what I need too. Now you want me to learn to make drawers???? YIKES

-- curious woodworker

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#7 posted 07-17-2010 01:05 AM

Nice. I really like the idea of the finger holes. They are SO much better in a workshop environment than drawer pulls.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#8 posted 07-17-2010 03:36 AM

Great Idea and good job

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 02:00 AM

Are you mobile?….

-- Robin, NC

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