Workbench for the garage

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Project by Julian posted 03-13-2012 09:25 PM 4114 views 23 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made my first workbench about 1 year ago. Working on saw horses was too difficult. Copied a design in an old Wood magazine. Made mine smaller to fit the garage. Also added the Rockler workbench wheels which work great. Everything in my workshop/garage is mobile so I can park at least one vehicle. Working on a tool box that will fit underneath the bench. Will post when it’s finished.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 09:30 PM

Looks very solid. I’m sure you’ll have many happy years standing in front of her! Good Job.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 10:33 PM

Very nice, you were smart to leave room for the vice. I built a similar table but put the legs too close to the end and had to shoe-horn the vice in there. I put in a lower shelf and then a box with two drawers on top of that, comes in real handy.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 11:01 PM

5 years ago I made a bench similar to this one. I had a need to make it portable so I made it in 4 pieces. Mine has a bowling alley top and the top weight about 100 lbs.

So the term portable is used with a little tongue in cheek.

Yours looks great. Nice job

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 05:20 AM

Looks very sturdy indeed

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 06:41 PM

Stellar job on the workbench….a good stout bench that won’t rack is a must in any shop….Mighty fine..!!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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