Anybody have an uglier workbench than mine?

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Forum topic by bubbs posted 09-23-2012 07:09 PM 1911 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-23-2012 07:09 PM

I made this workbench in 1979, only one I’ve ever had. As you can see, I don’t baby it. The frame is fir, the top is oak, the drawer fronts are cherry and walnut and it weighs about 6-billion pounds. Let’s see some other hard-working workbenches!

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#1 posted 09-24-2012 02:43 PM

WOW, that thing is ugly. LOL It just has character and shows that it has served you well. I would post a picture of mine, if I could actually see it. I have too much stuff (from past projects) sitting on it right now. THANKS! Now I will feel bad all day for having a cluttered workbench!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 09-24-2012 03:15 PM

That’s not bad at all! I love oak tops on workbenches, and yours is holding up exceptionally well!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#3 posted 09-24-2012 04:55 PM

AND….........The trash box WINNNNNNNNS!
Man, that’s one tacky trash box. The prize is in the mail. I’m sendin’ some trash. :)


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#4 posted 09-24-2012 11:34 PM

”... Anybody have an uglier workbench than mine?...

Nope. Mine’s purdy.


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

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#5 posted 09-24-2012 11:41 PM

The base of mine is an old trestle type table I picked up from the curb. Someone had thrown it out for garbage. The top is particle board I also aquirted second hand. I had a lot of it, so I don’t worry about keeping it clean or about beating the hell out of it. When a layer gets worn out or so covered in paint and finish that it rubs off onto my current projects, I just throw on and screw down another layer.

Actually, I have no desire to have a pretty bench. I like mine because I can abuse it as I need to without worries. The worst that can happen is it breaks down and I have to hunt down another table sitting on someone’s curb.


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#6 posted 09-24-2012 11:42 PM

Nothing ugly I see so far just experienced and seasoned!

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 06:53 PM

Man those are all awesome! Love the character and “I remember the project that made that gouge” moments.

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