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Building my secondary workbench

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Blog entry by yuri posted 07-22-2010 05:39 AM 974 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have one workbench, which is kind of universal. It started as glued together two office table tops, lying on something quickly made from 2×4. Whole construction is attached to the garage wall for stability. Heh, it proved as not fancy thing but pretty good start. Later it started to be evolutionary changed. I added front vise, made bench dog wholes, and began to dress top with oak edging. I could work on it without problem, but … since I do not have a lot working surface, these three guys seat on my main bench and frequently impidining my work on wood project. I have to move them. Besides the grinder is messy and I do not like to have metal shavings on my main bench when I file metal in my machinist vise. Time to do something.
Aha, I already was carrying a thought about building secondary bench for some primitive metal working, grinding and sharpening station. And what do you think? I poked around my garage (1 car, but sometimes I find something hiding in a corner) and found several 2×4 which already got dry and ready to use.
Stay tuned…



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wichle

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 06:42 AM

Surplus building material place might have a solid core door. Make a great workbench top.

-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"

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yuri

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#2 posted 07-22-2010 06:48 AM

Probably true, though it requires constant monitoring. I visited such place couple times and found nothing useful for me. Can not go to it too frequently, they have very inconvenient working hours.

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