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Project by SnoopylikesCedar posted 12-04-2021 07:29 PM 636 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Renovation of 60 year old work bench in progress. Everything was way out of alignment, nothing was level. Going to take some time but what I have planned for this area will be worth it .
Going to be a New Reloading area with shelves and cabinets. Have a 3/4 in Red Oak sheet of plywood for the table top and going from there .
If anyone wants to throw in a suggestion, I’ll take advice.





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#1 posted 12-05-2021 01:30 PM

Nothing quite like the look of a well used, well loved workbench. I look at that surface and I think of all the projects that it has seen and the stories it could tell.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#2 posted 12-07-2021 04:37 AM


Nothing quite like the look of a well used, well loved workbench. I look at that surface and I think of all the projects that it has seen and the stories it could tell.

- CiscoKid


You have no idea….. between my Dad , brother and myself , there were many projects built on this bench.
But now it’s time for an upgrade

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#3 posted 12-11-2021 12:31 PM

Just a suggestion, but in my shop I have a woodworking bench in the center that I purchased from somewhere a long time ago and lots of homemade benches around the perimeter that I made from 2×6’s and 4×4’s. I use two sheets of MDF for these tops. This gives a dead flat 1-1/2” thick surface that holds up very well to pounding and spills that inevitably occur in a well used shop. When the surfaces get too unsightly I can simply flip the top sheet over and start from scratch.

I have found that it is nearly impossible for a person to have too much horizontal workspace in a shop. But it is all too easy for it to become very cluttered. Roughly twice a year I pick a day of bad weather, turn on the radio, and clear these spaces putting everything where it should go and making the shop look good again. Very satisfying.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#4 posted 12-23-2021 09:15 AM

Thank you Al for the great advise, I kind of went a different route though. This bench is going to be used for something a little different besides a work bench. Ill be posting more details as I go on

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