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Thread: Workbench, Phase I

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    Workbench, Phase I

    Phase 1 of my workbench construction has been completed, using ShopNotes Plans Now Heavy=Duty Workbench plans. I used Red Oak with three plies of MDF glued up for the top, Jorgrnsen 41012 front vice. I omitted the end vice due to lack of room. Phase II will be two sets of three drawers underneath.
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    That looks great Chuck! I've been mulling over building one for myself.

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    Good looking bench Chuck I would be afraid I would put a scratch on it LOL!

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    Now that is one sweet bench Chuck well done

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    Very nice, Chuck, but what did you move out of your shop? As I recall, it was very 'intimate' in there with things.
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    Workbench looks very sturdy. This is something that is on my list.
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    Thank you, all. I was using plywood on saw horses for a workbench and thought it was time to do it right. Carol, I moved my wife's Lincoln out of the garage. It was too long anyway and now that she is retired, she doesn't need to deal with frost on the windshield on cold mornings anymore because she gets to sleep in now.

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    Nice bench Chuck. I used ideas from the same plan. One of the things I did was make a sacrificial top from tempered Masonite & I suggest it to all who make this style bench. I do have another cabinet with an MDF top it is not as tough as my bench top & has scores in it from sliding things onto & around on it that the Masonite would have handled better. Another thing is it is easily replaceable making the top look brand new once more. I still need to make a cabinet underneath the bench.
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    Well done. Different strokes for different folks but, when I made my first drawer module I only left enough room between the bottom of the benchtop and the top of the drawer unit to bow the chips off. I soon found that I wanted room to reach under there now and again so, the next unit was a few inches shorter. Just food for thought and your bench looks great. A bit stouter than the plywood and horses I'll wager
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    well done chuck,, and i too remeber your shop being alittle cluttered but looks clean now
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