New Work Bench

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Project by John Messingham posted 05-13-2018 01:20 PM 2139 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I doubt this would win any awards for either looks or skills used but apart from the oak top this bench was built using scrap wood and is just the right size and height for my needs. The added storage underneath and on the end(s) was an added bonus.

-- John Messingham

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#1 posted 05-13-2018 01:27 PM

When a workbench fits your needs, it’s the best bench out there. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 05-13-2018 02:28 PM

This workbench is nice and practical and will serve you well in your shop. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 05-13-2018 03:24 PM

if you care what I think about your workbench then you’re wasting your time but just in case you do care – I think it’s great. Joinery and finish are a great thing BUT function and use sometimes are WAAAAY more important.

and welcome to LJ’s

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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John Messingham

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#4 posted 05-13-2018 06:22 PM

Thank you all for your kind words.

-- John Messingham

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#5 posted 05-13-2018 09:15 PM


If it works for you, it works. Don’t worry about how nice it is compared to other benches. This is meant to work!

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#6 posted 05-14-2018 01:23 AM

My Grandfather used to say, “she isn’t the prettiest girl around, but she’ll turn a head or two.”

As others said, it works for you and that is what matters.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 05-14-2018 01:29 AM

John , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 05-14-2018 11:34 AM

Well done. Your design to suit you. use of materials. Start your own file if you have not, you’ll be surprised how many like this you can make. I started with old kitchen cabinets for my bench, then learned to change those. Now I make my own. please see my site for any ideas you might like. Best wishes. Hal

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#9 posted 05-14-2018 04:38 PM

Nice work on the bench!



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