Small Work Bench

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Project by Jeremy Greiner posted 03-29-2013 02:47 AM 1322 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been staying with my Dad for a month or so while I look for a house up here in St. Louis. I made a small work bench in an unfinished portion of my Dad’s basement. He has been a very gracious host and I am very lucky.

I had never used a radial arm saw before. I’m used to cross cutting on my table saw with a miter gauge and a stop block. I set up the legs of the bench all to be cut at the same time so they will all be the same length.

I will say for cutting 8’ 2×4s a radial arm saw is pretty convenient.

For cutting the plywood I made a saw guide for the circular saw. This is one of the most useful things you can make for a circular saw it makes cutting straight lights easy.

I only brought a few small clamps with me, but my dad had a large stock pile of bricks that made for some excellent clamps.

The bench came out really well and I look forward to tinkering around on it :)


-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 02:53 AM

Nice job Jeremy !
I bet you’ll get a lot of use out of that !

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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Jeremy Greiner

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 02:55 AM

I hope so, just making it was fun :)

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 08:06 AM

Well done should serve you well/

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

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 12:08 PM

Working surface is always welcomed, just like clamps ;)

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 12:11 PM

Love the clamps :) It looks like it will provide you with many years of good honest work. Nice job

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 03:03 PM

Very nice and very functional.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 02:59 AM

great looking bench,good luck on the house search.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 04:07 AM

Nice job, I like to look at other people workshop projects, give me ideas for mine. Thanks

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 09:29 PM

Ata Boy!! I klove my Radial Arm Saw. It was my dad’s favorite tool and now mine.

-- Harold

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#10 posted 04-01-2013 11:55 PM

Great shop project. Hopefully it fits out of the door when you do find a place…

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 02:31 AM

Ya the top comes off, but honestly I didn’t think about that when I designed it :P and I should have.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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