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Project by Stormy posted 12-01-2012 10:29 PM 2244 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen ‘em shorter.
I’ve seen ‘em taller.
I’ve seen ‘em bigger.
I’ve seen ‘em smaller.
I’ve seen ‘em fancier.
I’ve seen ‘em planer.
But I ain’t seen one just like mine.

Oak frame from free wood.
Cherry and maple top from $1.00/square foot mix of 5/4 and 6/4 seconds. That’s $40 total for the top.
A Wilton 7” vise scored from Ebay for $50.
Dolly wheels were $16.
72”L x 30W x 35 1/2”H

Now all I need to do is clear out the lumber stock on the plastic sawhorses with hollow core door that has been my bench. Sorry for the messy pictures, but I will get it cleaned up and have more room.

12/8/12 added picture with shop cleaned up.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 12-01-2012 10:34 PM

Well done and congrats. Nice work bench!

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

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dhazelton

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#2 posted 12-01-2012 11:37 PM

Damn, needs bowling pins set up, it’s so shiny and clean. Nice on you for thinking ‘mobile’ with the casters – I may have to do that to mine.

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 12:55 PM

Boy, I do remember those old hollow core saw horse benches. Brings back memories for sure. This NEW workbench will serve you well. Nice job!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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kizerpea

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 01:37 PM

NICE ! NOW CLEAN UP TO MAKE ROOM FOR THAT WORK BENCH…

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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BusterB

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 03:25 PM

Lke that bench Stormy….Its clean and looks well put together. But above that, it has the two primary things I look for in a project. 1) Its functional and 2) it didnt cost a lot to build…....NICE!!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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fleetphoot

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 05:42 AM

That is very nice Stormy. I wish I could build a better bench than what I’m using now but I just can’t afford good wood. Or maybe I guess I just don’t know how to find wood the way you did.

-- fleetfoot

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BinghamtonEd

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 02:11 PM

That’s a great looking bench, I wish I could find stock like that for $1/sqft!

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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majuvla

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#8 posted 12-03-2012 04:43 PM

I wouldn’t mind to put it in my dinning room!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Knothead62

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#9 posted 12-03-2012 07:10 PM

Nice bench! I would hate to see it scarred up with hammer dings, scratches, etc. More like a dining room table. Congrats on the bench!

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