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Thread: Workbench, Phase I

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    well done chuck,, and i too remeber your shop being alittle cluttered but looks clean now
    I think I also remember Larry. But was it Chucks shop or Ken's where you were advised not to let go of the guide rope as it might be awhile before you were found?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    I think I also remember Larry. But was it Chucks shop or Ken's where you were advised not to let go of the guide rope as it might be awhile before you were found?
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    NICE JOB Buddy.........
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    Bart, I thought about using masonite but opted to stick with the plans because I have a roll around cabinet that doubles as a table saw extension and glue up surface that is also MDF. I finished the tops with three coats of poly and a good coat of Johnsons paste wax, and the roll around looks almost as good as my new bench top, and it is about 10 years old. I just put on another coat of wax every now and then.

    Glenn, my plans call for a four inch gap between the top of the cabinets and the bottom of the bench top, so you can pop up any dogs that get stuck. This bench is a little more stout. I would guess that it weighs over 300 pounds without the cabinet. Your bench looks great.

    Larry, it’s still a little tight. I moved the drill press out of the way for the photo, but I’m getting there with the addition of the wall cabinets and a few other roll arounds. I really have Jay envy. I was kinda counting on winning that $600 million lottery so I could build a real shop, but I guess I’ll have to wait until next time and just look at Jay’s pictures and dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Rodekohr View Post
    Larry, it’s still a little tight. I moved the drill press out of the way for the photo, but I’m getting there with the addition of the wall cabinets and a few other roll arounds. I really have Jay envy. I was kinda counting on winning that $600 million lottery so I could build a real shop, but I guess I’ll have to wait until next time and just look at Jay’s pictures and dream.
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    I spent months going over bench plans. I purchased several books on benches. I read everything I could find in the neighboring libraries on benches. I ended up with a good bench for me.

    Your bench is a good bench. There are years of comfort in using it in your future.

    Enjoy,

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