New Workbench #1: Getting Started

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Blog entry by michaelray posted 03-25-2010 05:06 AM 1329 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve decided to build a new workbench. The sorry thing I’m using now does not really qualify as one. Maybe as an assembly table or work surface, definitley not a real workbench. I’ve posted more details about the decision that led me to build a new bench and choice of materials on my personal blog.

—thanks for looking.

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 03:00 AM

Greetings:.... A good solid workbench in a woodshop is a MUST. You just can’t do good work without one. You want a bench that has plenty of “muscle”, and won’t rack or bounce around when/ if you pound on it. It needs to have a stout base and solid top (say 2”, or better). It has to be able to take all the abuse you throw at it, and hold it’s on. I think besides the tablesaw, a good workbench is #2 on the list of tools.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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