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My First Work Bench

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Project by FyrFytr998 posted 03-19-2021 01:38 PM 792 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just my first attempt at making a new bench that is mobile. The old bench that came with the house was bolted to the wall and limited my ability to work on it. I would usually just wind up setting up folding tables for projects.

For this bench I decided I wanted to include my table saw into it for an outflow area. I also wanted it on casters that would let me move it anywhere in the garage. Lastly, just some storage area underneath to free up some shelf space in the garage.

It’s nothing fancy, but I think not too shabby for it being my first real project. I’ve only recently caught the DIY bug.





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 03-19-2021 01:57 PM

A very good combo setup, looks like you met all of your goals. The bug will nag at you to build more, great first project.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Rich1955

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#2 posted 03-19-2021 02:13 PM

Nice job, I like how you incorporate your table saw into the bench so you have a long outfeed ,

-- Rich

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vikingtd

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#3 posted 03-19-2021 02:44 PM

Nice setup! Love the ability for a long outfeed

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 03-19-2021 09:28 PM

Ditto on the outfeed
Great job all around

-- 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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#5 posted 03-19-2021 10:59 PM

Great design. I did the same thing on one of my benches by mounting the table saw at the end. Didn’t work well for me because it seemed every time I needed to use the outfeed on the table saw it was filled with junk… so the saw is back on wheels for now.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 03-20-2021 01:31 AM

Excellent work, should improve your workflow greatly.

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

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FyrFytr998

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#7 posted 03-20-2021 02:52 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. I put the bottom shelf in, and am thinking about adding another bin underneath the surface. As Hawaiilad stated, I too found my out feed area was hampered by tools I forgot to clear out of the way. Not cool in the middle of a cut, lol.

One last thing I needs to do to the table is rout out some miter slots on the outflow side if I’m going to be able to use a crosscut sled.

About the only drawback to this bench so far is knowing that I’ll have to rebuild it once I move up to a better table saw.

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Doug

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#8 posted 03-20-2021 03:20 AM

Very beefy!

-- Doug

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#9 posted 03-20-2021 05:05 AM

This is a good utility bench and you will be able to expand your work capabilities. Nice job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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