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Old 11-13-2011, 08:08 AM
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At my last place I made myself a solid workbench; this place had nothing; so I stockpiled serious material to make a kickass workbench.

As much as I would have loved to build a 20' long workbench,
Nice build!

Would be afraid the wood sucks oil etc in my workshop...

so we build my new workbench from 60x60x3mm Steelpipes...



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At my last place I made myself a solid workbench; this place had nothing; so I stockpiled serious material to make a kickass workbench.

As much as I would have loved to build a 20' long workbench, I only needed 6'. The design and intension behind this bench is so I've got something to pound on, break metal on and rebuild trannies and the like on. I wanted a workbench solid enough to roll around big block engines on if I wanted to. This bench measure out at: 72" x 28" x 38 1/2" high

All material is milled to exacting sizes for that snug custom fit befitting a cabinet maker.

- 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" pressure treated for the main front
- iron wood 2" x 3" on 10" centers supports for the top
- hardwood maple 2" x 4" w/ cherry support for back wall for the iron wood supports
- 2" x 3" x 1 1/2" hardwood maple for back wall support for shelf
- non load bearing cross braces are #1 select grade pine
- #1 select grade fir for tie in support braces
- 3/4" MDO plywood for the top
- 3/4" good one side plywood for the shelf
- everything is glued, screwed and nailed
- custom fitted PVC top for serviceability
- 3" x 3" x 1/4" angle iron edging
- the vise is mounted into the 5 1/4" and into a laminated piece of plywood (approx. 8" x 21" x 4")
- back splash is 1" x 4" birch
- gable end is HD hardboard 1/4" thick
- Tung Oil for a finish on the solid wood.
- PL Premium adhesive was used on the bottom of the 3 main legs and the center leg has one L bracket holding it to the floor.

Awesome!! No need to take something down to the concrete now to beat the hell out of it!! Or even just to remove races in hubs and drums..

But what really stood out was the light fixture wiring...and the double clamps! Yes!!
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Very nice as well.
Why so low?

Is that Baltic plywood you are putting up on the walls? (5' x 5' sheets)
It´s the Optimum Heigth for me to work on those benches.... I´m only 1.7m

Good question what kind of plywood my carpenter has used... it was something cheap, cause it got covered with Mercury/Mercruiser Tool sheets....

btw my best heirloom (?!) .... I think my father bought it around 1970-72


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Wow nice build. Getting ready to build one myself and it will be 16ft. Last bench I had a metal shop cut me a piece of stainless for the top so oil would not absorb.
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No dowel plugs with matching and aligned grain ......I am shocked I tell you.
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No dowel plugs with matching and aligned grain ......I am shocked I tell you.


Yeah, Garrett sure is letting his "QC" go all to hell in his old age! Why no BASEBOARD and 1/4-round at the wall/floor joint???

NICE job - I have like a 5-6 footer x 30" deep in my garage. I could sure use something bigger, but the place is still unorganized as heck from the move-in! I AM getting a rolling toolbox/stand soon so I can have all the tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, etc.) in ONE place, though!

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So what is it? I'm guessing it's a parts wash drum?

Test tank for outboard motors?
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Yeah, Garrett sure is letting his "QC" go all to hell in his old age! Why no BASEBOARD and 1/4-round at the wall/floor joint???

NICE job - I have like a 5-6 footer x 30" deep in my garage. I could sure use something bigger, but the place is still unorganized as heck from the move-in! I AM getting a rolling toolbox/stand soon so I can have all the tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, etc.) in ONE place, though!

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I assumed a three piece, linear craftsman style ipe baseboard was being milled.
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Test tank for outboard motors?
right.....

with some kind of hydrobrake in it....

you can turn a 70HP Engine WOT in this tank without risking to over turn it.... larges Engine we had in it was an old V6 Merc with the two part cowling
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No dowel plugs with matching and aligned grain ......I am shocked I tell you.

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Looks tippy



- nice work
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What, no series of outlets above the backsplash?
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.....well I do have one leg shorter than the other, does that explain anything?


I will have another look and get back with you.



Everything in your shop looks crooked to me -


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So what is it? I'm guessing it's a parts wash drum?
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right.....

with some kind of hydrobrake in it....

you can turn a 70HP Engine WOT in this tank without risking to over turn it.... larges Engine we had in it was an old V6 Merc with the two part cowling
Back in the mid-70s I spent a fair amount time at a tank exactly like that , a 50 horse was the largest that I ever stuck in it.
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Back in the mid-70s I spent a fair amount time at a tank exactly like that , a 50 horse was the largest that I ever stuck in it.
It even takes a L4NA... should try a L4 V-Rod at some time...
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