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Project by mjpierson posted 07-11-2007 03:49 AM 2903 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built: December 2000

This is a shot of my first bench, in my first “shop”, in our first house….my how we have grown…

Build from plans off the internet – 2×4 frame with a solid-core door frame. Think they called it the “Weekend Workbench”. Think I built it with all hand tools except a power drill. I distinctly remember cutting all those 2×4 to length by hand…then I started playing the “he who dies with the most tools wins” game…. the second shot is the same space about 2 years later

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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#1 posted 07-11-2007 04:35 AM

Looks like a great bench and a very functional workshop. It will be interesting to see in 5 years.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-11-2007 04:49 AM

The bench has held up fine. Keep it going.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 07-11-2007 05:18 AM

Now we will be expecting a photo each July from now on. If you are like the rest of us you will need to get a wide angel lens to capture all the new equipment. My wife thinks that I winning the “he who has the most tools” contest – I told her that I was not even close. I’m stuck for now though – have to build a larger shop to buy anymore tools :-)). Nice bench.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 07-11-2007 05:28 AM

Looks like you have a solid contractor’s table saw and a 14 inch bandsaw. That is a great combination.

-- John

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#5 posted 07-11-2007 07:04 PM

Bill…good idea…we should all take annual photos of our tools…I clearly I am losing…I better step it up on the contest…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 07-11-2007 07:44 PM

I love a good bench.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 10-16-2007 02:18 AM

Mike -

I am glad this popped up on shuffle – very nice shop!


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#8 posted 10-16-2007 12:03 PM

Progress is out most imiportant product

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#9 posted 10-16-2007 12:26 PM

My, my, how time changes the way things look. The two photos bring back memories.

Nice shop!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 10-16-2007 03:40 PM

No problems here, thanks for sharing with us.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 12-13-2007 08:30 AM

I just started WWing about 2.5 years ago now. I remember when we moved into our first home (still there), I got the handy man bug when we had it built for us. My first bench was a piece of junk by my current standards. I made it from construction scraps around my neighborhood that is still a hundred or so houses from being built. Some had concrete on them, others had nasty nails. Like yourself, only had a drill and a handsaw. I don’t miss those days now that I have some real equipment. Nice job.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#12 posted 01-14-2010 02:46 AM

Hey another Columbus, OH guy!

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#13 posted 02-05-2010 11:34 PM

Nice looking shop.

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#14 posted 02-06-2010 05:46 AM

Looks like a great start


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