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Forum topic by Mike Gager posted 1841 days ago 4090 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike Gager

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1841 days ago

they built a simple workbench out of douglas fir 2x material and mdf on yesterdays woodsmith shop. it looked pretty sturdy and was bolted together with lag bolts so it could be disassembled for moving if need be. if any of you missed it maybe they will show reruns this weekend? im not sure. anyways just thought id let you know

found plans for it at woodsmithshop.com

http://www.woodsmithshop.com/download/206/heavy-duty-workbench.pdf

also a preview here

http://www.woodsmithshop.com/episodes/season2/206/


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1841 days ago

That will certainley get the job done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1841 days ago

nice find – looks like a good bench.

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

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tooldad

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#3 posted 1841 days ago

I have built 3 of them at school and plan to make 3 more for the students. I used glue and 2” finish nails instead of bolting. However I first rough cut all pieces, face jointed them flat, planed them to 1 1/4” and then jointed an edge table sawed to width, squared an end, finally cut to length. Had the tops. Taking 5ft x 5ft tables and cutting them in half to make 12 workbenches instead of 6 tables. This way kids don’t have to have their backs to me. helps with classroom management. Also table tops when cut in half will fit through the wide belt sander, easier than using a portable belt and a lot flatter.

Still a good bench.

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 1840 days ago

Thats a nice looking bench.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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