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Project by roy posted 01-23-2008 03:13 PM 2195 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here is a work bench i built. it is made fron 6×6 oak fence posts and lumber from a chicken coop. i used cut nails because the wood was so hard. cost $0 the bench is 6’ x 3’
this is also on my blog with more pictures
the top was glued with white glue and screwed. i will remove the screws and put some in from the bottom when glue is dry, so the top won’t have any metal in it

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "





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#1 posted 01-23-2008 04:50 PM

Looks rock solid!

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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#2 posted 01-23-2008 06:52 PM

I just hope you don’t have to move it. I bet it weighs a ton!!!

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-23-2008 07:15 PM

Pretty cool.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-23-2008 07:33 PM

It ain’t going anywhere!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-24-2008 04:30 AM

That cost thing is right up my alley. $0 is a great number Congrats! -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#6 posted 01-24-2008 06:40 AM

Nice recycling job. Nice bench.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 01-24-2008 12:22 PM

Good use of old lumber. It looks solid enough to hold the entire Ethiopian Army.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#8 posted 01-25-2008 10:41 AM

Interesting. You will enjoy it.

-- Jiri

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#9 posted 01-26-2008 02:07 AM

That will do the job. If you could see mine for all the clutter, it looks about like that. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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roy

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#10 posted 01-26-2008 03:10 PM

thanks for the coments. the only time a work bench ain’t cluttered and messy is the first day it is built!

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#11 posted 02-12-2008 06:18 AM

At first i did not know what to think of your bench. but after a minute of thinking and reading some more, I decided that it rocks. Nice job working with what you have available, we should all be so willing.
Good luck and keep building. PS where will the chickens live now?

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is not...do it again.

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roy

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#12 posted 02-12-2008 04:34 PM

THE CHICKENS HAVE A NEW HOUSE!! thanks for asking
thanks for all of your coments
i enjoy your thoughts both good and bad are welcome

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#13 posted 03-03-2009 04:00 AM

Looks solid and heavy.
Is it flat? You don’t seem have had it planed. My I know why.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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roy

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#14 posted 03-03-2009 04:50 AM

just waitin for the wood to settle before leveling with a plane
it was a chicken coop NOT store bought wood
if i had run it thru a plane before i glued and screwed it i would still have to hand plane it again when all the chicken @#%$#^&%$ dried out of the wood

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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woodworm

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#15 posted 03-03-2009 05:35 AM

Yes youre right.
Chiken @#%$#^&%$ does harm to not only wood, cement slate also tends to become vulnerable.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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