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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#257756 by moggymatt » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:11 pm

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I found an old Shopsmith Bench at a Thrift store in Tucson for a $100 no way one could be built for that. I was surprised one of the Arizona boys didn't snap it up.
What I like most is the tail vice it works well an is surprisingly universal. What I don't like about it is the tool tray. I have wasted more epithets on that &%$@###! tool tray than I can count.



By the way it cooled down a little hear it was only 70.5 deg.[/quote]

I've never had a bench with a tool tray. What kind of grief did it give you?

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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#257758 by robinson46176 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:42 pm

STB: That is a pretty great bench find for $100...

I am getting ready to add a tool tray to my bench. What don't you like about yours?


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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#257759 by stickmaker » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:56 am

Small shop small bench. But works wellfor most of my work which are smaller projects most of the time. And to the right I have my Shop Smith wall.

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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#257760 by twistsol » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:23 am

Mine is shown below. It's based on the Ultimate tool stand plans from about 20 years ago shown in the link below. I added a butcher block top from Menards.

http://christophermerrill.net/ww/plans/UTS/Tool_Stand_1.html

It's on wheels, like almost everything in my shop and from pure dumb luck is about 1/4" lower than the height of my tablesaw so it works perfectly as an outfeed support.


The first picture shows it without the vise.
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Here it is with an inexepnsive vise added and my dovetail jig mounted on it. The holes across the front of the bench have t-nuts installed behind them so I can mount different bench tools without them moving.
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This shows the basic tool mount
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I've built mounts for the following tools:

Ryobi Grinder
Kreg Jig
Kreg Jig Supports x2
Porter Cable dovetail jig
Metal Working Vise
Edge Banding Holder
Lead Came Stretcher
Rigid Belt/Drum Sander
Ryobi Belt/Disc Sander

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Chris Phelps

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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#257764 by jsburger » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:38 pm

STB wrote:
moggymatt wrote:It's still below freezing in my neck of the woods

Anybody here want to share a picture of their bench and what they like and don't like about yours?


I found an old Shopsmith Bench at a Thrift store in Tucson for a $100 no way one could be built for that. I was surprised one of the Arizona boys didn't snap it up.
What I like most is the tail vice it works well an is surprisingly universal. What I don't like about it is the tool tray. I have wasted more epithets on that &%$@###! tool tray than I can count.

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By the way it cooled down a little hear it was only 70.5 deg.


That is a really nice bench for $100. As for the tool tray, why not just fill it in flush with the bench top?

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Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#257824 by STB » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:11 pm

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That is a really nice bench for $100. As for the tool tray, why not just fill it in flush with the bench top?[/quote]

The bench is 7' long 3 in thick made with beech. I would need to take out a loan to fill the tray. Maybe someday.

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Glenn
I create problem solving challenges and opportunities for design modification, not mistakes.

SS 520 born 04/16/03, Power Station mounted Band saw , Scroll saw, Jointer, Belt sander, Overarm router, SS Sawsmith 2000, dedicatedted Mark V drill press, DC3300, SS Maxi-clamp system, Shopsmith woodworking bench

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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#257825 by STB » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:48 pm

robinson46176 wrote:
I am getting ready to add a tool tray to my bench. What don't you like about yours?


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I am a more of a do it yourself person and a hobbyist woodworker. I tend to do what it takes to get the job done as appose to a hand tool guy.
The tool tray is a chip and sawdust magnet I am forever cleaning it out. If I drop a screw or something in the tray forgetaboutit.
When I put something on the bench that covers the tray it needs to be moved to access the tray. The tray is forever unorganized I am always rummaging for something. Another thing I miss being able to clamp to both sides of the bench. I snapped a picture of the tool tray this morning to show what I am talking about. The board on the floor to the left with the round paint mark is used to cover the bench for non woodworking projects. I could probably think of more but this is giving me a headache.

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Glenn
I create problem solving challenges and opportunities for design modification, not mistakes.

SS 520 born 04/16/03, Power Station mounted Band saw , Scroll saw, Jointer, Belt sander, Overarm router, SS Sawsmith 2000, dedicatedted Mark V drill press, DC3300, SS Maxi-clamp system, Shopsmith woodworking bench

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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#258158 by WebTraveler13 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:41 am

My work place is well organized! :cool:

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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#258164 by reible » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:14 am

WebTraveler13 wrote:My work place is well organized! :cool:

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Your shop is really popular, when I did an image search it appears a lot of places, must be proud of that and the shop.

Noticed that you are lacking any shopsmith gear or is that just not shown it the photo?

Ed

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Re: What does your workbenches look like?

#258721 by P89DC » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:08 am

Here's mine, it's a Shopsmith from the early 90s. Had a choice back then, either a Sawsmith or Workbench. Made the right choice! The Harbor Freight Tool cabinet and chest are full of hand tools such as hand planes, block planes etc. I know, I'm supposed to make a beautiful solid wood tool chest suitable for the cover of Fine Woodworking...Maybe someday but I pulled this shop up from the studs to insulated/vapor barrier/dry wall/texture/paint. Rebuilt a SS 500 from a box to a shorty (all new bearings even the motor)

It's time for projects!

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1986 510, jointer, bandsaw, belt sander, scroll saw, jigsaw and lots of accessories. Shopsmith woodworking bench too!

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