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Project by Blackie_ posted 08-06-2011 12:20 AM 2776 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am steadily converting what once was an RC airplane shop into a dedicated woodworking shop, this workbench replaced what was a 30” x 80” hollow core door upon 2”x2”s, 30 inches off the floor it also allowed me to get rid of cabinet storage space I had my small tools in that was also taking up a whole corner of the shop. My next task is to build an outside storage for the dust collection relocating it out of the shop, porting through the wall.

I made the handles from 1”x 2” pine, trimmed the work surface with some reclaimed oak bed slats, finished the handles with a walnut stain, tung oil and brush on lacquer.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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WilsonCreations

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#1 posted 08-06-2011 02:10 AM

That looks like some good storage there. I like the corner of your other bench too.

-- Wilson

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 08-06-2011 02:14 AM

Nice work! Well done.

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

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itsmic

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#3 posted 08-06-2011 03:14 AM

Nice Job, looks good, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Shrub

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#4 posted 08-06-2011 04:23 AM

Great work. What are you going to keep in those drawers/

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 08-06-2011 03:56 PM

Looks great!! Now to fill those drawers.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 08-06-2011 03:58 PM

Thanks all, Shrub these drawers will hold all of my hand power tools, such as saws, joiner, router, multifunction, sanders etc… drill bits, jigs, nails & staples, pin & brad nailer’s, brushes, wax paper, sandpaper and various hand tools. The ply shelf and the yellow bends are all coming down as well I’m planing on putting up nicer looking shelves.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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dpow

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#7 posted 08-06-2011 05:25 PM

Nice bench. A combination of strength, utility, and good looks. Now, get to work, it looks too clean. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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Rob Mammen

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#8 posted 08-06-2011 11:01 PM

What a great way to take an averge work bench and turn it into a work of art. I especially like the handles you made for it. This will help you stay organized.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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wookie

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#9 posted 10-01-2011 07:29 AM

Blackie, nice bench. How did you mount those drawers?

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 10-01-2011 04:09 PM

Thanks Wookie, I used regular hardware, I believe one of the pictures shows the guides, can’t remember the brand name but I know it starts with an F something like farrari?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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dubsaloon

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#11 posted 10-05-2011 11:52 AM

Lots of storage keeps things tidy. Nice work.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 10-18-2011 10:52 PM

Nice workbench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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marter1229

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#13 posted 11-10-2011 05:33 AM

You need to make a bandsaw box that looks like your work bench.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 11-10-2011 05:38 AM

Great Idea on the workbench bandsaw box Terry.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 11-10-2011 09:46 PM

It’s a nice, clean looking work table and it will give you plenty of storage.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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