Workshop ideas that failed #3: Workbench build and rebuild

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Blog entry by oldguy2 posted 05-20-2018 01:39 PM 732 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi again. Lets learn from the past and mistakes. Image number one is the current improved workbench, with probably features I think I like. such as. size 48×28, maple top 1.5 thick, vise, casters on base, shelves. and should have one or two more features. image 2 was the bench I had for years, it was great..oops..tool well deep enough for a screw driver, sturdy two people could stand on it, size 52×29…I resized it to make Adirondack chairs and a 3 inch board past the tool well for the legs to sit on and not slip off, no castors, top not flat. I added the vises but not working well with the dog holes. Image 3 I tried last week for a $20 cost to make a building bench and just felt terrible working on it…I guess I was not ready for the no flat surface. So as you look harder at image 1. the legs are from an L shape and a 2×4 with a caster bottom screwed on the side, yes solid. and easy to move. Each shelf is a frame and screwed to the L leg shape easy to set height and space.. about 14 wide. the base now 20 wide and the top I added boards to, it is now 28 by 48 that is a good size. Height about 34 and good for my 5ft 6in height. felt good planing the top flat. a wipe on stain and looks better. Ready to give it a go when the stain dries and we shall see how I learned. Thanks

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#1 posted 05-22-2018 03:25 AM

Moving forward, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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