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Project by BGerrits posted 1308 days ago 1956 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally had a day off of work, and I decided to start doing some “woodworking” for the first time. Since we can’t lay block when its -25 degrees outside, I went to Home Depot and picked up some 2×4’s, peg board, and MDF and came up with this. Woohoo.

-- Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.





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dbhost

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#1 posted 1308 days ago

I’m just going to pretend I did NOT see what you just said about the temperature outside and think warm thoughts…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 1308 days ago

I’m sure you’ll get a lot of good use out of that little bench.

You’re getting pounded with a lot of blowing snow right now too, aren’t you?

Seconded on the warm thoughts in your direction.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Grantman

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#3 posted 1308 days ago

-25ยบ????

Now that you’ve got the bench, time to get crackin’! There’s sawdust to be made, fella.

Good luck with your new adventure.

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mafe

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#4 posted 1308 days ago

Just wonderful, you are entering a new interesting world, and have now a good place to work.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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DragonLady

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#5 posted 1308 days ago

May be your first bench…won’t be your last :) There’s always a better bench to be made!

I just turned my first bench into a rolling assembly cart.

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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SouthpawCA

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#6 posted 1308 days ago

What??? It’s not painted Packer Green and Gold!!! You gotta love the frozen tundra.

-- Don

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MayflowerDescendant

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#7 posted 1308 days ago

Great job! I can guarantee that you will be amazed how much enjoyment, the sense of accomplishment, and how quickly time passes at that bench. Stay warm and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 1307 days ago

Nice job on the bench, Should be helpful no doubt. Hope it warmes up there.

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

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NBeener

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#9 posted 1307 days ago

Heeyyyyy !

That looks a lot like mine :-)

Great job. It’s very cool that this is your “first.”

I hope you’ll continue on this path, and look forward to seeing your future projects !

Incidentally, I’ve “outgrown” my little bench, which will get relegated to “bike shop” duty. I’m in the middle of a “proper” workbench build, right now. Bigger, heavier, more solid.

I think it’s kind of a woodworking rite of passage to eventually build your “serious” workbench.

-- -- Neil

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cutworm

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#10 posted 1307 days ago

Great job. I’d say it’s perfect. -25 – that hurts. I guess I need to quit complaining about the weather here.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 1307 days ago

Well done it will be best when you’re new to woodworking not to make or buy too expensive and fancy a workbench.I have seen several expensive beauties with heavy saw marks etc on them.Thats something you don’t need to be overly concerned with for now. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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chris85

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#12 posted 1277 days ago

nice work bench. I am building one that is kind of similar to it.

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