Work Bench project 1 #1: Work Table

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Blog entry by scotta posted 01-16-2010 02:44 AM 907 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Work Bench project 1 series Part 2: Work Bench update and pics of my little shop....bad quality pics sorry »

So I’m new to the physical wood working scene other than a couple of classes I took when I was younger. I’ve done tons of research and learned many techniques I think I can perform. I’m a web/graphic designer so I’m a wiz with google sketchup and have created many designs for future projects. I’m slowly building up my tool collection and have decided to build my own work table for various assembly and bench top tool use out of plywood. I’m know it wont be the most stable and tough work bench but I figure for my small rented garage it’ll do fine. So far I’ve cut out the top and legs plus some support edges that I will use to create an under storage shelf most likely. I’ll use this website to keep a record of my first real project. Wish me luck!

-- Scott, California,

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#1 posted 01-16-2010 03:02 AM

Hi Scott! If you want to learn… will, and this is a great site to learn alot. Good luck.


-- Robin Renee'

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 03:18 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I just got here 2 weeks ago, and everyone has been great. I look forward to watching your progress.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 07:43 AM

Welcome to the site. Jump in there and start working. That’s how you’ll learn. Of course, if/when you have a question, be sure to post it. You’ll get lots of help

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 02:04 PM

Scott, it sounds like you are off to a pretty good start. How about posting some pictures of the construction process. Seeing the evolution of a bench is always a well received blog.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 01-16-2010 04:20 PM

Hey Scott, welcome to LJ. Being good at Sketchup gives you a leg up on becoming a woodworker. It will be fun to watch your progress. Don’t forget you can search for the type of projects you might be looking for. You can search projects, blogs, or forums and they are all packed with a lot of great ideas and information to help you along.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 01-18-2010 07:33 PM

From graphic design to furniture design, that should be an easy transition.

The principles of balance, proportion, and playing off the contrast in color and texture all apply here in the furniture world.

I look forward to seeing your work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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