Workshop finished- finally.

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Project by Tedstor posted 634 days ago 3053 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I’d share some pics of my tool wall and work benches. The pics mostly speak for themselves.

The bench is a pre-fab Craftsman. Bought it off craigslist for peanuts. It was new in the box. The seller bought it in the early 90s, and never got around to assembling it. I enlarged the dog holes, added a maple skirt to the front edge, and installed a quick release vise I got from HF. Its small, but steady and functions well.

The tree stump table thingy is a handy place to perform tasks that are too messy and/or abusive for the work bench.

I’m not sure why I installed the gallows rack. But I did.

Say hello to my feline shop buddy- Mrs. Creamsicle.

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#1 posted 634 days ago

really nice shop setup. I’ve never seen a gallows rack before – whats its use?

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#2 posted 634 days ago

Easily my favorite is the tree stump table thingy.

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 634 days ago

Is there some kind of finish on the tree stump table thingy or TSTT? It appears to only have 2 legs? That’s an interesting concept I’m gonna borrow. Gotta have my own TSTT. I also love the old school oil can.

Enjoy the space and keep up the good work.

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#4 posted 634 days ago

Appears to be very well thought out, great job

-- Norman

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#5 posted 634 days ago

Very nice, especially the USMC flag…..those Colors never run.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#6 posted 634 days ago

IT- I based the wall off a 100ish yo picture I saw in a WW book. There was a gallow in the the picture so I was inclined to follow suit. I did think it might be useful for hanging small items to dry or hanging a worklight. However, at this point, I’m pretty sure its just about worthless. LOL. I think it looks cool though and only added about $20 and 2hrs to the project.

Six- IIRC I did slop on a coat of BLO, however I’m pretty sure there are about 31 different “finishes” on the TSTT at this point. LOL. Wood glue, solder, epoxy, valve grinding compound, and parraffin wax included.
It actually does have three legs.

Monk- Semper Fi

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#7 posted 633 days ago

A nice shop set up.

IT – my uncle and a bunch of his freinds had gallow racks positioned over lathes back in the 60’s and 70’s. Now a days, everyone uses engine hoists instead.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#8 posted 633 days ago

My dad used a gallows rack for stringin up deer to butcher but it wasn’t in his workshop

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

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#9 posted 633 days ago

Love the stumpy vice

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#10 posted 633 days ago

Looks awesome! But, is a workshop ever really finished? hmmm….

-- I have a fever, and the only perscription is, more COWBELL!

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#11 posted 633 days ago

Very cool shop – like it a lot. The gallows is unique but might be useful too? For woodworking things I mean….

Now I’m thinking I need a stump…......

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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#12 posted 633 days ago

Looks nicely organized.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#13 posted 633 days ago

More pictures to be added to my “Ideas to be borrowed” file – herein called “Favorites”.

Thanks for the inspiration, especially the gallows and the stump – say, that almost sounds like a title for a book.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#14 posted 633 days ago

Very cool set up.

thanks for sharing, nice collection of saws also

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#15 posted 633 days ago

Nice shop!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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