My First Workbench

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Project by TimHopson posted 08-25-2018 09:27 PM 1566 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’d seen some really cool benches out there and I found one on youtube that really inspired me –

However, I could tell early on that this guy was operating above my pay-grade so I kept looking. Then I found this rendering complete with cut list –

anyway, screwing and gluing 2×4s is about my current level so I thought I’d give it a shot. I still want to be able to remove the chopsaw so as to have the full table top when needed but I haven’t decided how best to achieve that yet.

I stole the idea of pencil storage from builtinbkyn – – although my version is decidedly more …rudimentary. Also I think I will create a channel for the fence rail on the left side as well so that I can get full travel on either side.

The wheels are 4” casters from HD and when they lock they lock the roll AND rotation (big plus).

total lumber – about 20 2×4’s, a sheet of 1/2” ply (courtesy of my nieghbor repairing his roof) for the (badly fitted) bottom shelves, and a 3/4 ” sheet of finished ply for the top. I didn’t get it square and I didn’t get it true but i DID get it FLAT so I’m happy with it.

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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#1 posted 08-26-2018 02:51 AM

Looks like a veritable shop on wheels, down South you have the advantage of almost year round being able to roll it out, and start cutting. Nice job. Now build something else.

Thanks for sharing with us.

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#2 posted 08-26-2018 03:36 AM

Nice work, needs a motor to move it around.


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#3 posted 08-26-2018 03:52 AM

Congrats!! Thanks for sharing this.

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