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Project by JB posted 06-20-2008 05:26 PM 2954 views 14 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lots and lots of plywood here along with a bunch of glue. I finished it last month. I’m still working on some shop funiture (outfeed table and miter saw cabnets) . After I finish that the “real” projects will get going.My plywood bench

It doubles as an out feed table right now for the 1949 Unisaw that belonged to my dad.
'49 unisaw

-- JB





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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-20-2008 05:28 PM

Great Bench and Saw.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 06-20-2008 05:36 PM

Looks really nice!

So it appears the legs are laminated plywood. How is the top constructed?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 06-20-2008 05:42 PM

great workbench! nice saw too ;)

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 06-20-2008 05:43 PM

are you going to route a slot in the table top for your miter gauge bar to slide into in case you ever need to use it ?

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GaryK

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#5 posted 06-20-2008 06:33 PM

Very nice setup!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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JB

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#6 posted 06-20-2008 08:09 PM

I’m in the process right now of building an outfeed table. I’ll move the bench to another location in the shop so no slots on the bench. I’ll slot the outfeed table. I’m trying different finishes on the outfeed table. It started out with some old stain/poly stuff that was old. It looked terrible so I’m painting the table white. I plan to put some laminated top on so it will slide easy.

Lowe’s had some MDF with the Formica on it in 4X8 sheets but only have one sheet left. For some reason the last sheet is never the best quality one. Funny how that happens.

Anyway, I want to get the shop furniture done so I can get after building some home furniture.

Thank you guys for the nice comments. This forum seems to have a lot of great guys.

-- JB

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Kipster

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#7 posted 06-20-2008 10:24 PM

Very nice. You will be set up very efficiently to make what ever you desire.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 06-23-2008 01:26 AM

Really great setup. Looks like it’ll work out great.

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Chris

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#9 posted 06-29-2008 04:49 AM

Really great job… I like that it functions for outfeed support as well as a bench.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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suliman

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#10 posted 07-01-2008 11:34 PM

It is good for limet work shop

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Callum Kendall

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#11 posted 07-09-2008 11:55 AM

Great looking bench!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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KnotWright

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#12 posted 01-04-2009 06:03 PM

Awesome looking bench! Really like the aluminum draw pulls, going to borrow that idea for mine. I’ll keep an eye out for the outfeed table pics.

-- James

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Earlb

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#13 posted 07-04-2010 03:10 PM

very nice, do you have drawings for it.

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 07-04-2010 05:57 PM

Cool use of plywood scraps (for legs)...

Where else did you use plywood?

Nice bench!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#15 posted 12-19-2010 04:43 AM

Great workbench and saw.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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