Workbench #1: The Bench

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Blog entry by FiremanFrank posted 01-06-2010 05:21 PM 1415 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first woodworking project that I began when my daughter was first brought home from the hospital. The plan was from a woodworking TV show I saw on PBS one day and said “I can do that”. She is now 7 months old and I still have not had a chance to finish this workbench. I squeeze in time when I can. It is constructed from SYP and 3/4” MDF (3” thick on tabletop), and is a heavy workbench. It doesn’t need much more attention just a few more coats of poly, dog holes, and a woodworking vise.

-- Frank - Winter Garden, Florida

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 06:59 PM

Frank, this looks like a nice bench. It has a nice thick work surface to it and plenty of storage underneath and it looks like it would be a bear to move. This would be a bench that any of us would enjoy having in our shop.

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 07:39 PM

Very nice workbench Frank.

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 01:38 AM

Looks like a good solid workbench Frank, as a father of two girls (now 19 and 21) I can tell you there will be plenty of things to be made on that bench. I remember making a twin bed then transforming it onto a twin bed tower with play area underneath, and shelving, it wont be long and you’ll be hearing Daddy will you make me a…..?

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 02:01 AM

Looks like a real solid workbench.
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