New "TOOL" Bench

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Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 05-15-2013 04:53 AM 5473 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you have any interest, take a look at this bench’s predecessor in my “Projects”.

That one was just too big for my garage-shop in our new home.

So I built this one to be used ONLY as a tool bench

I also built a new work bench with lots of neat stuff for a small-ish shop Not bragging, but I think the new work bench (I will post photos tomorrow) is way cool. Perfect size, perfect height, drawers in all the right places, wood vice, VERY inexpensive, not time consuming to build……. Well, I love it.

You will notice that I retained the cord storage feature that I had on the big old bench, but ditched the cubby-holes. The cubby holes took up too much shelf space.. I hate cords……….they never store easy…….. so I also love this feature.

I recessed the top shelf (for the tools) about 4 inches so the cords would hang easily and not be crowded or intertwined.

Lastly, I am an old guy and really liking my shop that I treated myself to.

I gave all my Craftsman stuff to my sons (which had served me faithfully and well for decades and will do the same for them), and decided to treat myself to a Unisaw, BIG dust collection, tricked out Router Table, primo SCMS, big Delta planer, etc.

I have no tools that I don’t use………..and I have no tools that I need or want (hard to say for a tool junkie).

I also “stole” ideas, “how-to’s” etc actively, often and unrepentantly from other LJ’s.

I love my shop. Nothing that I can’t live with or without…..easily. (Needs more lighting).

(Best of all……….Wife is happy for me)

As I said above I will post photos of the different aspects of the shop……… especially if encouraged to do so. I think some of the stuff I did is kinda cool.

I am also WAY behind on posting projects.

Best……. Bruce.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 05:51 AM

Looks great
Love the level of organization

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 09:02 AM

Very cool , very organized.

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

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 09:34 AM

very nice Bruce

-- Bert

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 11:55 AM

Looking good Bruce… Well organized shop to be enjoyed :) Thanks for sharing… Really enjoy seeing shop layouts as I have not quite reached your zen level of shop performance… One day :)

-- Dan

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 11:58 AM

Bruce this is really nice and will add a lot of useful organization to your shop. Congratulations.

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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#6 posted 05-15-2013 01:12 PM

Great shop, now make some sawdust!

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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#7 posted 05-15-2013 01:34 PM

I like the organization and the way you have room for everyone’s

favorite part:

Thanks for the laughs and hopefully you’ll figure out where the
part goes and will let us know.


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#8 posted 05-15-2013 02:09 PM

WaHo… that IS funny

Now I gotta find a place of prominence to hang that thing

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#9 posted 05-15-2013 02:17 PM

Good show C+

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#10 posted 05-15-2013 03:26 PM

Good project, Bruce…...The boys in the Wolfhounds would be proud…...Aren’t you glad you got into woodworking….? Gives us old, retired vets something to keep our minds busy….... Carry on…...!!!!!!

-- " I don't makes my coffee spill...."

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#11 posted 05-15-2013 05:35 PM

I like it

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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#12 posted 05-15-2013 09:44 PM

very nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#13 posted 05-16-2013 02:32 AM

Now you should have enough storage.

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#15 posted 06-13-2013 01:46 AM

Wow! You look too organized! How can you find anything like that?... ;-)

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

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