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Workshop Bench for Son-in-law

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Project by snowdog posted 2214 days ago 1778 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have not had much time in the shop this past year, my day job has kept me pretty busy. My wife’s dauters’s husband’s (AKA son-in-law) birthday was coming up, they just bought a home with a garage. I thought they needed a place to make sawdust and bang things around a bit so I offered to build it and he said he would like it.

I know it is not up to the “Work Bench” standards that I have seen here and drool over but I am working up to that :)

My wife and I will go to town (25 miles away) and find a vice to add to this bench and maybe down the road add a draw or two.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..





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Eric

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#1 posted 2214 days ago

That’ll work! Good job. Everyone needs a place to make sawdust and bang things around a bit.

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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Bob42

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#2 posted 2214 days ago

Simple is just as good. The fact that you took the time to do that for him I’m sure he will be very touched.
Maybe that will inspire him to do a project with you.
Keep up the good work.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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Garyb6

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#3 posted 2214 days ago

Simple and functional. I like it.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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sIKE

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#4 posted 2214 days ago

That will work great. He can use as both woodworkers and a tinkers bench. This is always needed in a new house.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 2213 days ago

Nice job on the bench. It’s a heck of a nice house-warming gift.

-- Bob A in NJ

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WoodSpanker

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#6 posted 2010 days ago

Looks up to standards to me, especcially when one considers the only real “standards” for a workbench is that it.. well… works. That looks like it fits the bill and gets the job done.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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8iowa

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#7 posted 2010 days ago

Great work. The term “workbench” covers a broad range of types. It looks as if you have created a very useful general purpose bench that every garage needs. Specialized workbenches can come later as he develops his interests.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Brokewood

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#8 posted 1600 days ago

That’s great man, you’ve got a lucky son-in-law!

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Steve

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#9 posted 1388 days ago

I would add a pillow and tell him that’s for when he has to sleep in the shop when he starts buying tools. LOL A great gift to get him on his way. I bet it will see many of hours of use.

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danoaz

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#10 posted 231 days ago

Absolutely nothing to be ashamed of in the way of apologizing that it isn’t up to the “standard”. If anything it is inspirational. Looks real sturdy too. I bet you will see your grandkids using it one day. Good for you. (Good brownie point with the daughter and mother by the way)

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 231 days ago

I’m guessing you like your son-in-law a WHOLE LOT MORE than I do mine! :-)

Nice job on the bench! He should be able to pass it along to your grandchildren one day!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 231 days ago

It will be a great addition to his shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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