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Posted on My new (used) workbench for $300

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nightguy

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#1 posted 08-21-2016 07:28 AM


Found it in the local classifieds.

—Rockler vices
—select Douglas Fir
—homemade and weighs a ton! (Well, it s heavy…)

- Axle505

I think that is a good buy for the money – should last a whole lot longer than a bench laminated from MDF and hardboard :)

There is nothing wrong with softwood for a bench. It is kinder to work pieces.

For hand planing you may need to add some mass. If so, that could take the form of a set of drawers (with tools) that you build in at some stage.

Regards from Perth

Derek

- Derek Cohen

Thats what I did in that lower area, built a carcase that slipped in there with 4 drawers on one side and slide out shelves on the other, for handy tools and things.


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