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A new workbench
« on: July 08, 2011, 05:53:29 PM »
Hi to all,

With the lathe project on hold for the moment I started on another overdue project, a new workbench.  I had the frame made by a local welding shop as welding is one of the things I just cannot do properly any more.



First made some shelves from brown stuff and gave them a decent cote of paint for protection.




I collected and made some bits.




Then welded it all together. Made a bit of a mess and had to do some heavy grinding.



The top is a piece of 4mm sheet steel I bought through a friend at an industrial radiator works.  This was space welded to the frame on the inside.  Then marked and drilled some holes to mount a vice, had to do some improvising to drill the holes.



The complete bench was then given a nice cote of paint.



And at the moment I am waiting for the paint to dry so it can be assembled.

Abraham

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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 08:48:14 PM »
That's a good looking bench. Keep it up.   :thumbup:

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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 02:19:39 AM »

Solid, purposeful. Well made.....  :thumbup:

Not sure about the steel top/ my hands, at cold UK temperatures.......   ::)

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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 06:19:58 PM »
Hi all,

Eric, David D  thanks for the comments.

Finished the workbench today.




With wheels and collapsible handles for easy movement, and adjustable feet for the uneven courtyard floor.




Ready to be used.



Abraham

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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 07:52:15 AM »
Well Done !!

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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 02:15:10 PM »
 :thumbup: Nice one Abraham

Need something like that myself right now to put the small lathe...

 :D Bosch hand drill drill in the stand - nearly exactly the same as my first "drill press"; I still have both and still useful even with a shop full of bigger tooling  :thumbup:

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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 02:51:05 PM »
Nice work, looks just the job!

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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 03:32:41 PM »
Very nice Abraham, :thumbup:

I have just fitted a new bench into my shop, but I bought mine, and it will be nowhere near as sturdy as yours.


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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 04:35:18 PM »
I am still waiting to hear back from the man who is quoting on making my concrete bench. :coffee:
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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 05:54:12 PM »
Hi to all,

Thanks for all the replies.

Sturdy was the main objective as my old bench was wobeling all over the place when trying to saw or file something.
The old bench will be converted into a stand for the bench grinders and vertical bandsaw. :proj:

Abraham

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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 06:02:04 PM »
propper job  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: A new workbench
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2011, 02:04:34 PM »
Very tidy job Abraham ,,,,,, :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :thumbup:



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