Workbench - Gym floor top

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Project by TysonK posted 12-01-2016 10:46 PM 3651 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a workbench, but it functioned pretty much as an assembly table only, no clamping options, just an mdf torsion box top. I kept the base, made it a bit smaller and built a new top for it. Bought a large section of old gym floor for the main area, encased it with some jatoba flooring, added vise and t-tracks for clamping options, storage, and woohoo, I’ve got a much better workbench.

If anyone is interested, I put up a few vids of the build process, thanks!

Workbench part 1: Building the top

Workbench part 2: Vise and t-track

Workbench part 3: Storage and vise block

-- -- Tyson

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#1 posted 12-01-2016 11:31 PM

That’s a beauty Tyson.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 12:16 AM

That will work, nice job and reuse very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 02:40 PM

I like the design with the overhang on the right and the storage below. But even more interesting to my eye, the contrasting colors from the drawers and the frame around the top add some cool style to it. Good looking build.

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#4 posted 12-02-2016 03:24 PM

Looks great, I know you will enjoy it for a long time. I like the idea of incorporating T-track into the design.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#5 posted 12-02-2016 05:31 PM

This is a beautiful bench and a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 12-02-2016 08:39 PM

Well done! I also enjoyed your build videos.
Can’t wait to see what you build on it.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#7 posted 12-03-2016 12:36 AM

Thanks much all, it’s definitely proven itself very useful

-- -- Tyson

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#8 posted 12-03-2016 01:19 AM

WOW!!!! Niiiiice!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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