First Workbench

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Project by ten4cmor posted 05-02-2013 08:15 AM 3789 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first workbench built in 2008 with my grandfather. It is made from pine 2X4’s and 4X4’s. I used wood screws in a “pocket screw” fashion except I didn’t own a pocket screw jig like I do now. I drilled a pilot screw, then used a drill bit the size of the head of the screw to allow the screw to be embedded into the wood. I added 3” wheels to the legs and a 3/4” MDF for the top with wood screws (picture not shown). It was a very simple build and was proud of my first project. I still use the workbench today and have removed the wheels to use on another project. I do plan to build another someday but for now it is working out just fine.

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 11:53 AM

Good one! A man needs a workbench!! That should last a good long time…......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-02-2013 04:23 PM

Thank you Jim. Someday I hope to have a nice European style workbench and start building guitars. I am almost tooled up for it. Planning on making some large purchases later this year (Table Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer etc.) with money I inherited from my Grandfather (he built vintage motocross bikes). He would be proud that I am using my hands and building cool stuff.

-- "Truth is not based on belief but rather belief is the intended response to Truth"

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#3 posted 05-02-2013 08:36 PM

great bench,looks sturdy.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 11:36 AM

Well done!! Welcome to LJ’s, thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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