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Old 01-17-2014, 01:47 PM   #11
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If the work bench gets to be to nice looking, then they turn into furniture. Mine looks nothing like that


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Looks great, I am using an old formica counter top and I love everything about it except the lip on the outside edge so things won't lay flat.


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Old 01-17-2014, 03:05 PM   #13
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I used an old solid core front door I had laying around. Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
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I had the talent to do wood working like that.
the best thing I do with wood.................. is to burn it.
saves time trying to make things out of wood,
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I had the talent to do wood working like that.
the best thing I do with wood.................. is to burn it.
saves time trying to make things out of wood,
I must admit, I have mastered the skill of making saw dust. I can do it with the best of em.
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nice job. that is the same technique I used on 2 of my workbenches.


this is my semi mobile workbench that never moves anymore lol. I built it with retractible castors so that I can move it around. now since I mounted my blue ray player to it, it pretty much just stays there. but I did run 2x4 all the way around it, the edges of the workbench take the most beating and plain plywood even double thick 3/4 inch tends to start delaminating and getting chipped up around the edge if you don't have some kind of reinforcement. especially if you do a lot of banging on it like I do.







this is my bench in front of my lift.






one thing I have discovered is that my benches that I polyurethaned tend to get really beat up, scuffed and marred and they don't look great after a few years. you then need to sand and refinish them. so on my bench in front of my lift I tried something different. I painted it with rustoleum hammered paint. it leaves kind of a rough hammered texture so writing on it needs something behind it like a notebook etc. but it is very easy to clean and durable. when it starts looking bad I just clean the dirt off it and spray it with rustoleum and it looks brand new again. this bench looks just about as good as the day I built it.
again doubled 3/4 inch plywood with 2x4 around the edges. it has stood up well for 6 years.

for my wood working bench I just glued and screwed a bunch of 2x4 together. very durable. this is the first woodworking project I ever did.





finally I had heard a lot of people using bowling alley wood for benches so when I found a guy that had some I bought it and really did not know what I wanted to do with it so I made this super heavy duty rolling bench to rebuild my automatic transmission. made with tripled 2x4 lap jointed for strength.





and it doubles as a handy redneck transmission jack lol.

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You really have good working area. You have enough space to move freely.

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nice job. that is the same technique I used on 2 of my workbenches.


this is my semi mobile workbench that never moves anymore lol. I built it with retractible castors so that I can move it around. now since I mounted my blue ray player to it, it pretty much just stays there. but I did run 2x4 all the way around it, the edges of the workbench take the most beating and plain plywood even double thick 3/4 inch tends to start delaminating and getting chipped up around the edge if you don't have some kind of reinforcement. especially if you do a lot of banging on it like I do.







this is my bench in front of my lift.






one thing I have discovered is that my benches that I polyurethaned tend to get really beat up, scuffed and marred and they don't look great after a few years. you then need to sand and refinish them. so on my bench in front of my lift I tried something different. I painted it with rustoleum hammered paint. it leaves kind of a rough hammered texture so writing on it needs something behind it like a notebook etc. but it is very easy to clean and durable. when it starts looking bad I just clean the dirt off it and spray it with rustoleum and it looks brand new again. this bench looks just about as good as the day I built it.
again doubled 3/4 inch plywood with 2x4 around the edges. it has stood up well for 6 years.

for my wood working bench I just glued and screwed a bunch of 2x4 together. very durable. this is the first woodworking project I ever did.





finally I had heard a lot of people using bowling alley wood for benches so when I found a guy that had some I bought it and really did not know what I wanted to do with it so I made this super heavy duty rolling bench to rebuild my automatic transmission. made with tripled 2x4 lap jointed for strength.





and it doubles as a handy redneck transmission jack lol.



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