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Project by ronster20 posted 01-05-2012 10:59 AM 2533 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inherited a lot of tools from grandfather and my dad. I have never been much for.wood working. With all these tools I had to have a place to put them. So I decided to build a workbench with a peg board added. I thought of an idea in my head and just went with it. This the result. I know it is pretty basic, but with it being the first thing I have built it has really got me wanting to do more.

-- ronnie, hillsboro, tn.





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#1 posted 01-05-2012 11:13 AM

Your a step above basic with those mitered corners. :)
Sometimes you just need simple and basic to do the job. no need to over complicate things. and these are the building blocks of all that is to come.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 12:19 PM

That’s great work! I’m taking delivery of my Dad’s tools on Saturday morning (been shipped to New Zealand from the UK). At that stage it’ll be “All the gear and no idea” as far as I’m concerned. Maybe a little bit of an idea… A workbench is one of the first things I’m going to need and I’ll be happy if mine turns out as well as yours has. And like OnlyJustME says, it’s not that basic! :-)

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 01:13 PM

Excellent execution of a good idea. No plans? You’re a natural.

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 01:48 PM

Looking good

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 03:24 PM

Good looking bench !!

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#6 posted 01-05-2012 03:47 PM

Nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 01-05-2012 04:20 PM

Ronster20,

That’s about a hundred times nicer than the first bench I made. Mine was so uneven I couldn’t set a cup of coffee on it without spilling it.

Good job

Carlos

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#8 posted 01-05-2012 04:32 PM

That is a well done project. You are on your way to more projects with a decent bench. Bravo!

-- 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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#9 posted 01-05-2012 04:58 PM

Tools, bench…Looks like it’s in your living room? With all those motor toys. :) My sister and brother were given some of my fathers hand tools. While I appreciated them my siblings did not? Great first start and you have honored the gifts!

The difference between the apprentice and the master woodworker is” The apprentice wants to know when it will be finished. The master knows it is never finished!”

Enjoy the never ending journey. LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 01-05-2012 05:54 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. That is definetely above a basic bench! This is a great start, welcome to a wonderful addiction.

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

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#11 posted 01-05-2012 06:12 PM

Hey Ronnie
Welcome to Ljs
Good job on the bench it’s the first of many fun projects to come.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 01-05-2012 06:52 PM

1st thing and with miters. great job,you are on your way.

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#13 posted 01-05-2012 08:25 PM

Good stuff and welcome to your new addiction…..lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 01-05-2012 09:14 PM

Very nice. Happy sawdust making on all your future projects …

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin

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#15 posted 01-05-2012 10:33 PM

Nice work brother!

Now, next you will be looking at that bench and thinking I wonder how hard mortise and tennons would be, and could I cut dovetails on those corners for asthetics…

and which vises would fit best….

Oh yeah, its on…. but great job, feels good I am sure!

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