First Project - Workbench

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Project by OkieCory posted 01-25-2020 11:37 PM 709 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Brand new to woodworking, Fiance’ wanted some wooden lantern type centerpieces made for our wedding. I started doing some calculations and realized buying 36” dowels from Home Depot for $3.90 a piece was going to cost me a fortune.

I then decided to rip and make my own dowls and bases from a much more manageable piece of 1×8 longboard :)

(those pics to come later)

Long Story short, I have a dinky, tiny 1 car garage that has my fiance’s school stuff (She is a 4th grade teacher) all through it so space is limited. I needed a mobile workbench/outfeed table to move to the driveway on nice days to maximize space… So this is it!

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#1 posted 01-26-2020 03:13 AM

Looks good. Kinda like the Steve Ramsey “BMW”. That was my first shop project. It wasn’t pretty, but still works.

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#2 posted 01-26-2020 03:29 AM

Looks good. Kinda like the Steve Ramsey “BMW”. That was my first shop project. It wasn’t pretty, but still works.

- AM420

BMW was also my first project, and I still use it all the time (though I ought to replace the top).

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#3 posted 01-26-2020 06:06 AM

Thats what it is! The good ol’ BMW

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#4 posted 01-26-2020 12:09 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks.

-- Petey

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#5 posted 01-26-2020 01:24 PM

Oh boy, you are on it. The slippery slope. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 01-26-2020 01:48 PM

I think the BMW was my first too. I almost pulled the trigger on his new shop organization course for $100 but procrastinated beyond the sign up window. I think Steve places these sign up windows to create a sense urgency.

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#7 posted 01-26-2020 10:53 PM

Great start. Before long, you’ll have it filled with equipment. We’ve all been there—small spaces. My two car garage once held cars. Now, it’s full of equipment that gives me joy.

-- Larry, SW Virginia

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James Frederick

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#8 posted 01-28-2020 12:42 AM

Very well done, I am sure your 4 grade teacher wife will have a whole bunch of projects for you now that you have proven your woodworking skills.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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