New Workbench (Gloat)

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gesiak

John
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Landed this for $100. Owner was selling because he did not want to take it along on his move to Florida. Top is from an old bowling lane, 2 1/4" thick, 44" wide and 74" long. Came with 2 Columbian undermount vises, those alone are worth over the $100 I paid.​





 

Bill Clemmons

Bill
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Wow, that is one solid looking bench. And you're right, the vises alone are worth the price. :icon_cheers

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gesiak

John
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I am planning on building a new base from oak or maple. Also want to build some closed storage underneath too. Not sure of the storage design but probably drawers on one half and shelves on the other half. Any suggestions for that would be appreciated.
 

Canuck

Wayne
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........ Any suggestions for that would be appreciated.
John.

Great bench!

As a suggestion. I have an assembly table that was wide open on the bottom (a serious junk collector). I just built a very simple box of drawers and slid it under the top and screwed it down. It has proven very functional and a good way to organize some of the smaller tools.








I just used some 3/4 birch plywood and some 16" Accuride slides and finished the drawer fronts with plain 'ol blonde shellac.

You could divide the space under the bench with a set of drawer boxes on one side with open shelves on the other out of some nice maple or oak plywood.

Wayne
 

gesiak

John
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John.

Great bench!

As a suggestion. I have an assembly table that was wide open on the bottom (a serious junk collector). I just built a very simple box of drawers and slid it under the top and screwed it down. It has proven very functional and a good way to organize some of the smaller tools.








I just used some 3/4 birch plywood and some 16" Accuride slides and finished the drawer fronts with plain 'ol blonde shellac.

You could divide the space under the bench with a set of drawer boxes on one side with open shelves on the other out of some nice maple or oak plywood.

Wayne

Wayne, that is exactly what I was thinking of. Thanks for sharing... I may check back with you when I get closer to undertaking the project.
 

WNC_Dave

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David
Great Score. Check out the shaker bench at Bencrafted's Website. May give you ideas for the drawer/shelf configuration. I like the idea of a removable storage box incase you need to break down the bench for movement. would really help to lighten it up if you ever decided to rearrange the shop.

Dave
 

jhreed

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james
John great table unbelievable price. Go with Canuck and use drawers. When you get my age, you do not want to get on your knees to see what is under there.
 
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