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wastedalf

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Fort Thomas, KY 41075
United States

My shop is small but comfy. I recently built an inexpensive work bench that is essentially my entire work area. It’s in the corner of our living room in our apartment. Before this I was using the dining room table so it’s a vast improvement! I built it as inexpensive as possible, 2×4 stud frame, OSB shelf, and Red Oak Plywood Top.

My goal is to start building furniture, but I won’t be able to make anything too large until my wife and I get a house; currently I’m focusing on small projects for around the kitchen, making boxes, practicing my router work and joinery, and focusing on finish work.

I have a nice (albeit inexpensive) set of chisels, a few handplanes from estate auctions, and some handsaws that I need to sharpen. I also have a circular saw, router, and spindle sander that see a little less action than my handtools. I’m very happy with my current setup, the only thing I really want is a front vise on my bench (I’m currently using a general purpose benchtop vise).

Thanks for checking me out!

Adam

-- If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.


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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 08-29-2013 11:01 PM

Just remember, it’s not always SIZE that matters…. Take a peek what this young lady has done. Her workbench IS her living room, and she’s put out some very nice little pieces on it. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/80850

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redryder

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 05:03 AM

My first shop was just a 3ft X 6ft workbench and I used every square inch. Sometimes there is no where to go but up. Looking forward to more of your projects….......................

-- mike...............

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wastedalf

55 posts in 419 days


#3 posted 09-13-2013 03:28 PM

TV stand given to friends, cleaning the living room up, then I have a perfect place to put my bench in the living room. And the wife is cool with it :)
Of course, my bench won’t be as nice as the one from that post, Joe. My budget is too limited to go that nice yet…

-- If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.

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Tugboater78

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 10:16 PM

Gotta start somewhere!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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