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Project by mnorusis posted 10-18-2009 04:40 AM 3023 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m going to call this my official first project. I’ve built some other things in the past but I actually made plans for this one!

We moved into a new house in Sept., and it has an awesome 2 car garage. Ive been tasked with building what I’m told is an entry table (but it’s more like a tall side table with a cabinet). In order to do that I need an actual work bench/table, so this is the result.

It’s certainly not the prettiest workbench, but it’s very solid and definitely gets the job done.

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#1 posted 10-18-2009 04:42 AM

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#2 posted 10-18-2009 04:50 AM

Sounds like it meets all of the requirements for a workbench to me. Well done!

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures:

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 09:19 AM

IMHO, it’s not supposed to be pretty. It’s supposed to work.

Looks like it’ll work just fine.

Nice job!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 10:40 AM

Well made workbench. Great work!
Solid, strong and heavy workbench is a must when we do a lot of handplaning.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 12:04 PM

Very functional, nice job!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#6 posted 10-18-2009 01:14 PM

As you say “gets the job done” is what really matters.

— Peter

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 02:56 PM

Looks good from here! Now,before you start that Entry Table, I’m sure there is a new tool that you can convince your wife that you need to get the job done right. Works for me! LOL…...but I think she’s beginning to get wise to me now.

-- John @

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#8 posted 10-18-2009 10:58 PM

Nice looking bench!

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#9 posted 10-19-2009 11:13 AM

Good sized sturdy bench…well done.

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 04:34 PM

Nice bench. You made the right start. The better your setup for working the better your projects will be.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 10-22-2009 10:09 AM

This is the kind of shop table I like to see, quick and dirty. I’ve never understood these ornate workbenches made of curly maple with hand-cut dovetails. All of my shop stands/tables are butt ugly and functional. I guess I would rather spend my time making actual projects pretty rather than spending time making my workbenches look good.

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#12 posted 10-22-2009 03:29 PM

Hey, you calling my workbench ugly? :-)


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#13 posted 06-11-2011 03:09 AM

I thought it was the frame of one of my benches for a second.

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