My Workbench - First Project Ever

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This was pretty basic and easy, which is why I chose it as a beginner. Took about 4 hours with three guys and this was very cheap.

-- Hunter Gray

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 07:32 AM

Nice bench! As with any bench, the biggest challenge might be keeping it free of clutter.

Our benches seem to have their own gravitational field which attracts all forms of matter.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 08:13 AM

when you can’t find what your looking for,always look on your bench first :)...nice bench and I like the light above…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 08-19-2013 11:28 AM

Great start, a good bench goes a long way.

-- Chris K

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 11:59 AM

You got the bench
Now the fun can begin

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 02:11 PM

I’m working on the exact same build. It has taken me far longer but I have zero help and zero experience. the next chance I get I’ll be attaching the lower shelf and the work surfaces.

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#6 posted 08-19-2013 02:11 PM

Looks good to go. Nice job.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#7 posted 08-19-2013 02:12 PM

Where’d you get your pegboard pegs; I’m looking for a decent source for them.

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#8 posted 08-19-2013 03:19 PM

Now you’ve started and have a great place to build more projects! Look forward to future posts.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 08-19-2013 03:52 PM

Nice job! You’ve done yourself proud.

-- Steve (North Louisiana, near Ruston)

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#10 posted 08-19-2013 04:30 PM

Good job, a very nice 1st project!

-- Mike

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#11 posted 08-19-2013 05:03 PM

very nice!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 08-19-2013 05:09 PM

It’s a nice workbench and will be a great additions to your shop.

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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#13 posted 08-19-2013 05:39 PM

Everybody needs a bench.
Nice start.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#14 posted 08-19-2013 05:41 PM

I too like the addition of the light. Can’t have too much light.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#15 posted 08-19-2013 08:03 PM

Looks great! Now, if only I had a shelf with empty space like yours…

Welcome to LJs, by the way! This site is awesome there are lots of good ideas and smart people here.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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