New Work bench

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Project by USMC6531 posted 03-03-2011 02:52 PM 2074 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After four years of working on my old tiny 4ft workbench I finally gave in last week and decided it was time to build one more appropriate to my new woodworking needs. The new bench is 90” long by 28” wide. The top is 1 1/2” beech on top of 3/4” MDF. Throw in a new Jorgensen vise an I’m ready to do some work.

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#1 posted 03-03-2011 04:23 PM

Hey, that’ll get the jobs done! Looks really nice. Hmmm…let me think a minute… got it: At the rate your’re going I figure your needs are growing at about a foot a year, and in 10 years your bench should be about 18’ long. Was wondering, do you plan to add on incrementally, say a foot a year, or all at once like 5 years from now you add 5’ for a 14’ bench. . .and so on? Have fun, whatever.

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#2 posted 03-03-2011 04:27 PM

that’s pretty nice. plenty of room for all future projects.

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#3 posted 03-03-2011 04:43 PM

I’m going to need a bigger garage if I work off of that estimate Stephen…of course that wouldn’t be such a bad thing if only I could convince the wife.

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#4 posted 03-03-2011 05:15 PM

That looks like a fine and sturdy bench, ready for plenty of hours.
A wonderful light in the room.
Good luck on the tour…
Best thoughts,

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2011 06:01 PM

Looks great! I really like the spacing of the lower shelf. Dust and debri fall right through.

-- Bryan

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#6 posted 03-03-2011 06:35 PM

Good looking bench, sturdy and most important, big flat top. Looked through your other projects. Looks like you are getting setup nicely. Now, more sawdust!
Nice addition, gotta have a new tool to put on a new table.

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

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#7 posted 03-03-2011 07:42 PM

Uh Rah!

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#8 posted 03-03-2011 08:03 PM

Well done should last a long time. Time to take a mess.

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

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#9 posted 03-03-2011 08:13 PM

Actually BTKS I got new tools…just got my Port Cable Biscuit Joiner in two days ago.

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