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Old 03-06-2014, 09:47 PM   #1
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Check out my new workbench

Needed a place in my awful garage to commence engine rebuilding. I'm very proud of this, ha, ha.

Still need to organize the place...







Drawers are from Ikea. Haven't finished that part yet.

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Old 03-06-2014, 10:37 PM   #2
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Nice job! A good workbench is invaluable for motos or otherwise. Now stick a vise on that thing!
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:47 AM   #3
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bench looks great, a smaller used tire makes a great tank rest, keeps the weight off the petcocks (never fails tanks are almost always full when their removal is required)
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:30 AM   #4
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That looks very well made. Good job! Maybe this will be the motivation you need to organize it the way you want it now. I am a firm believer in the philosophy of "a place for everything". Makes life a lot easier.

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Old 03-07-2014, 08:08 AM   #5
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That looks very well made. Good job! Maybe this will be the motivation you need to organize it the way you want it now. I am a firm believer in the philosophy of "a place for everything". Makes life a lot easier.

What I really need is motivation to insulate the walls and ceilings and put up sheetrock. I had mice living in there, and all kinds of nasty excrement and live/dead animals when I started tearing into the framework.

I'm very excited, though, to have a place to start working on my engine!

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Old 03-07-2014, 08:12 AM   #6
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Looks nice. What's the top size?
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:19 AM   #7
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Your shop is about like mine, small. Yours doesn't have the clutter that mine has tho.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #8
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Beats the hell out of a mortar pan on the floor.....




That was two winters ago.... Last winter I had this, with an old oil tank in the background....


...which morphed into this:


Good lighting, wool blanket over the door, radiant heater... it almost gets toasty after a few hours!!

.....effin' wintah.........

So, it WILL get there, its an evolution. BEST thing I ever did, as far as return on the dollar: get a couple of white HEAT LAMPS over your workbench. I just put them in those clamp-on bulb holders to begin with. They make not only great lighting, but warmth on your hands and workplace during the chillier months...
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #9
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I am a firm believer in the philosophy of "a place for everything". Makes life a lot easier.

I believe in it...don't do it, but I do believe. One of these days....
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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Looks nice. What's the top size?
It's 64" x 25", not including the maple edging. Top is 2x6's with 3/4" ply on that, and then 3/16" hardboard.

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Old 03-07-2014, 12:53 PM   #11
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It's 64" x 25", not including the maple edging.
Cool, so more like 26~27" deep overall? That's nice. I just had to work at a 23" bench during some reorganization and it sucked. Not enough room to have anything in back of the workpiece.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:07 PM   #12
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Someday, I too, WILL have a workbench of my own!
Did I say that apartment living SUCKS!
That is a NICE bench.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:16 PM   #13
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:27 PM   #14
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:48 PM   #15
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Yep, a bench one cannot do without. I always feared having to make joints which would be strong and stable enough to stand the stress. Then a friend sent me a very simple plan with joints that satisfy all my needs, is within my extremely modest woodworking capabilities, and is even dismantle-able if the need should arise. I now have two benches, one at 72"x28", one at 120"x28". Unfortunately they are covered in 'things'.

I think storage is my next priority. .
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