First shop project, other than finishing the shop of course!

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Project by thorweeps posted 03-18-2012 03:59 PM 2212 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Basic workbench that will, after I make a proper woodworking bench, become my general use bench near my automotive tools. Got the design from a book I purchased & I really like it. Constructed with 2X4’s, 3/4 plywood & hardboard, glued & screwed together, with the top being replaceable and nailed on with finish nails. I nailed this top down with a hammer & finish nails, before I possessed a finish nailer, and I was bending nails. I ended up having to drill 1/64 pilot holes in order to succeed. Now for some casters: this is one heavy dad-gummed bench!

-- Bradley -- I'm trying not to cut off my fingers. Really.

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 04:02 PM

That will work. That’s similar to how I did it; built something like this to ‘make do’ for a while until I could build something better.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 04:22 PM

Nice job. That’s similar to how I did it Too. I put some 2×4 around the top to protect the edges and to made the bench top 3’ bigger.

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 04:27 PM

Welcome to LJ’s a great web site!

Nice bench, I made one but glued a thin peice of laminate on top. I use it for glue up’s being the glue when dried you can just scrap it off and projects don’t stick to it.

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

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 05:42 PM

I like it.Now never put anything on it that dont belong there. I should practice what preach. Nice tools to .

-- Bill Byron Center MI

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 06:18 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Should be very solid, heavy is good in a workbench.

-- - Martin

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 06:25 PM

Hi thor
Welcome to Ljs
A great job on your bench . In the beginning there was bench and it begot project after project LOL enjoy your new house and shop, I look forward to seeing allof the great things you will make.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 06:47 PM

Looks good and solid, and it looks like a keeper to me. Welcome to LJ.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 07:19 PM

Thumbs up! That sucker will last for years.

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 02:40 AM

Nice workbench, looks very solid.
Welcome to LJ’s

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 03:42 AM

Built the same one about eight years ago and it is still going strong, nice job.

I will welcome you to the addicted to woodworking meetings which you will be attending soon.

have fun and welcome.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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