WORK Bench - kinda different - Love it.

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Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 433 days ago 1655 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few days ago I posted photos of my new TOOL bench.

My old WORK bench was just too big for the new garage-shop, so I made this.

I really like it.

Just took an old desk I got at Habitat for Humanity, raised it up on milled 2×4’s. Glued a layer of ¾ plywood on top and then covered top in hardboard.

Fitted the wood vice, drilled the dog holes and made a saw blade storage section in the deep drawer.

It is right behind my Unisaw, so I keep all the goodies for the saw right behind me……… real handy.

The “gentle” woodworkers on TV gave me the idea of tacking the sanding pads to the end. That also works great.

When gluing, finishing, etc, I lay a piece of hardboard white-up on the top of the table. Works great.

And, in the back there is plenty of room for me sitting on a high stool……..opening runs the entire width of the bench. Great.

I have a retractable power cord mounted on the ceiling and plugged into one of the overhead garage door electrical outlets. The cord drops right down onto the table. LOVE THAT.

I keep telling my self I should stain the legs to match the table, but that little project will never make it to the top of the “do” list.

$ 10 for the desk
$ 10 for the 2×4’s
$15 for ½ sheet of plywood
$10 for the hardboard
$ 11 for the wood vice (school district surplus on-line auction)

Total 50-60 bucks.

Best……….. Bruce

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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#1 posted 433 days ago

Very creative nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 433 days ago

Nice conversion… Sure it will serve you well :)

-- Dan

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#3 posted 432 days ago

very nice,great the saw blade till.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 432 days ago

Cool conversion for sure.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#5 posted 432 days ago

Great use of repouropsed material …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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#6 posted 432 days ago

way to repurpose…How’d you attach the legs? Is it solid?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 432 days ago

Ben, it is VERY solid. Absolutely no rock or sway or wiggle at all.

I just milled the 2×4’s to fit snugly around the entire side of each leg, and then glued and screwed the milled lumber into the existing legs.

Easy Peasy.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 432 days ago

Mighty fine, Bruce…...Your shop is shaping up nicely…...You’re gonna like that new Unisaw….I’ve had mine for about 3 years, and this thing is a beast at 5 hp….....Enjoy your new toys, and keep making the sawdust….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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