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Old Feb 01, 2011, 08:55 PM
Are we having fun yet?
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I think they are on sale again for $159.99, see if you can find a 20% HF coupon also. I got mine for $136 a piece with tax. If I find the link for the coupons I will post it.
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Cool. Thanks!

Here's a pic of my very messy workshop now. (the bench goes another 6' behind where I'm standing taking the pic) You can see the height difference between a folding table and the benches...
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Old Feb 02, 2011, 10:26 PM
Is it coming or going??
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Ok, it's admittedly self-serving since I'm the author, but here's a link to a book on workbenches:

http://woodbender.com/Lon_s_Bookstore.html

The book is designed as a decision making tool to help you decide what sort of bench is best for you (hopefully) before you plunk down a bunch of money for a bench.
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Old Feb 02, 2011, 10:58 PM
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How about the "Cliff Notes" version???
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Old Feb 02, 2011, 11:49 PM
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How about the "Cliff Notes" version???
OK, here it is.

If you are a woodworker, you should be able to build a workbench and not have to spend thousands on buying one. Otherwise, you are not much of a woodworker, eh?

Years ago I built the Tage Frid bench featured in Fine Woodworking magazine. It has served me well for a very long time and will serve my son after I'm gone.

Tom
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 12:40 AM
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I'll have to take some pictures of my workbenches. All in all I have four. One is an old Sears and Roebuck workbench that was handed down to me, it was once my Grandpa's. Still in good shape.
It is a very well built bench!
It has to be almost 60 years old if not more.
Then I have two 4by 8 workbenches, one is a walk around, the other is up against a wall, and another bench is an "L" shaped bench my Dad and I built after I moved in here.
All of them have something on them!
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 06:40 AM
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OK, here it is.

If you are a woodworker, you should be able to build a workbench and not have to spend thousands on buying one. Otherwise, you are not much of a woodworker, eh?

Years ago I built the Tage Frid bench featured in Fine Woodworking magazine. It has served me well for a very long time and will serve my son after I'm gone.

Tom
I am not a woodworker, yet.
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Old Feb 03, 2011, 02:26 PM
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Another source would to be look in a Menards or Lowes or Home Depot store, they all usually have a book section with all kinds of books on woodworking subjects.
There should be something on work benches, or just ask one of their employees.
Look in the newspaper for estate sales, sometimes you can find things you need this way also.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Sjobergs 10% off sale

I finally paid off my Lay-Away, a 10% off sale forced me to do it! My dream workshop is complete! (For workbenches anyway)
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Nice fit, looks great. Now if you can just keep it that clean.
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