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These were made using Canexican’s (thanks!) plans. I really need a work table, but I also live in Michigan and I don’t park outside. So, I have to make do with what I’ve got until we buy a house with a three-car garage :) I’ll use these dogs and an old slab door that I acquired to make an assembly/stationary tool table. I like the versatility. I’ll be building a shelving system for all my power tools and a table saw station around my benchtop table saw – in between wife-commisioned projects of course. I’ll be sure to take before and after photos of my garage upgrade. It’s a start!

It’s made of very simple matieriels. 2×4’s – which is good, because it was cheap to fix my mistakes. While it’s a fairly simple design, it really challenged me with complex angles. I’m sure the experiece with them will serve me will in the future. I know it’s “just a shop piece” but I wanted to put some finish on. I used a few coats of Danish Oil. Any other suggestions for future shop piece finishes? Simple yet effective? Thanks for looking!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."





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Toninho

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#1 posted 888 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS! Seem to be very tough! I enjoyed reading measures in order to make an equal to me!

-- António Guerreiro https://www.facebook.com/bichosdamadeira

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Gabe C.

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#2 posted 888 days ago

Those look very thought out and sturdy! I have been in construction for almost ten years and you should see some of the flimsy contraptions that people will put a ton of lumber on top of and use as a work area…
Very nice job, and I commend you on the decision to put a finish on it. That just means that you are maximizing your potential use of them.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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Gabe C.

288 posts in 972 days


#3 posted 888 days ago

And future shop pieces? My suggestion would be to get a cup of coffee, a pencil and paper, and go sit in your work area for about fifteen minutes. You will come up with all sorts of stuff. Have fun!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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Dinger

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#4 posted 886 days ago

Thanks for the advice, Gabe. I have lots of ideas but if i don’t write them down, I’ll forget!

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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Dinger

123 posts in 893 days


#5 posted 790 days ago

Thought I’d add this pic:

Now I can have my shop out and ready to go in a matter of minutes! And still park in the garage when not making saw dust.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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