pine work bench

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Project by rf58 posted 02-17-2012 03:27 PM 5073 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

just a little 8 ft work bench i thru togeather took about 3 months. SOME OLD PINE BOARDS I HAD === DIDN’T EVEN TAKE OFF THE BARK.
has an attachable vise that mounts on the rt side and is stored in the cabinet below. that is a whole story in it’s self
for more pictures let me know. by the way i built it on a motorcycle lift THAT WAS A GOD SENT. FOR THE REST OF THE STORY =
those wheels are on the back of the vice to roll it back into it’s stall in the bottom shelf. that other mecanizum is a sliding door latch for a barn === hooked to a chain that holds it tight to the top of the bench. it has 2 hooks on the front .
note the high speed knob on the handle. it is not a quick release vice so to compesate i made this. last picture ====to try to maintain the integrety of the pine top i used nylon washers on the screws place in the center of a 1’’ slot on the angle iron that is fastened to the leg assembly

-- rf58, Illinois

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#1 posted 02-17-2012 03:53 PM

For something you just “threw together” I’d say it turned out quite well.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#2 posted 02-17-2012 03:55 PM

Great looking work bench .


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Fraser Gandy

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#3 posted 02-17-2012 05:37 PM

Have to agree with David W there, amazing job for just “throwing it together”

-- Drummer Gandy

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#4 posted 02-17-2012 09:07 PM

Love the pine bark backsplash! Nice touch. Almost too nice to work on. :) Great job here!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 01:10 AM

Nicely done. I like the live edge back apron. Looks to be some fine joinery as well.

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 01:42 AM

Nice work bench and good contrast.

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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#7 posted 02-18-2012 04:57 AM

Nice work bench, looks very solid, I hope you get hours of great use with it.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 03-28-2014 01:08 AM

I know this is a two-year old project, but…

I’ve been looking for ideas for a rolling work station and came across yours and I like it. However, there is a lot more going on here that your pictures do not explain. Specifically, the rolling vise. You just gotta show me more about how this works and why you did it.

I like the idea of vise that detaches easily, but I am unable to figure out where the vise goes on your bench.

I may not understand what your did, but I’m sure it’s awesome.

My compliments.

-- Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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#9 posted 01-06-2015 10:49 PM

This is amazing. I have a motorcycle lift like that base there. I am still teeter-tautering on the idea of adding a top to it for an assembly bench. It would be gr8 for small to large projects and be adjustable to height. One downside is because of the bracing and lifting action, there is not any room for any cabinets/storage underneath.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#10 posted 09-12-2015 03:16 AM

this is the latest project just finished it. bent all the iron with my log splitter for more info [email protected]

-- rf58, Illinois

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