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Old Feb 04, 2009, 07:19 PM
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Let's See Your Work Bench!!!

I built a new work bench that I really like!

I used a HVAC 30"X60" drain pan that cost about $39.00.

I built a frame for it and added a tray around it for my tools and to catch those little screws that always fall off the table, hit the floor and you never see them again.

I use magnets to keep everything in place. Works great!

The hight is just right when standing. No more broken backs. My stool fits great while seated.

I have my work light clamped for easy moving.

I may add some draws for more tools.

I should have painted it but after glue, paint, etc. it will have that used looked and it will be used a lot.

I could not be any more pleased with it!

Maybe others can show their work bench and share more ideas!

Thanks
Dalton
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Old Feb 04, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Very nice Dalton!! My RC workbench is a big dining room table in my office with two ceiling tiles on it. Not very interesting I do have two nice aluminum diamond plate flourescent light fixtures over it though
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Old Feb 04, 2009, 07:32 PM
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That's a very nice bench, DaDesign. I have thought many times of getting a work surface that is metal so that I can use magnets to facilitate building straight.

Here's a couple of shots of my bench. I have been using doors to build on for years. My bench is built so that the door recesses into it. If I ever screw up the work surface, I can just go back to Lowes and buy another for $19. These things offer a really level building surface! Some pretty good bang for the buck, I think! Also, I use a piece of tempered glass to build the smaller stuff on. The plans can go under the glass and when you get whatever glue you use all over it, you can just scrape it off with a razor.
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Old Feb 04, 2009, 07:48 PM
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Very nice Dalton!! My RC workbench is a big dining room table in my office with two ceiling tiles on it. Not very interesting I do have two nice aluminum diamond plate flourescent light fixtures over it though
Hey Knifemaker,

I've seen your work and if I could build like that then I would use my dining table. Thanks for your comment.
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Old Feb 04, 2009, 07:54 PM
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That's a very nice bench, DaDesign. I have thought many times of getting a work surface that is metal so that I can use magnets to facilitate building straight.

Here's a couple of shots of my bench. I have been using doors to build on for years. My bench is built so that the door recesses into it. If I ever screw up the work surface, I can just go back to Lowes and buy another for $19. These things offer a really level building surface! Some pretty good bang for the buck, I think! Also, I use a piece of tempered glass to build the smaller stuff on. The plans can go under the glass and when you get whatever glue you use all over it, you can just scrape it off with a razor.

WOW!!! Awesome work table! I was useing a door but I have arthritis and no longer could push pins in the door so I thought the magnets would work better for me. I really like the replacement door idea. The lay out of your work space is incredible. Thanks CM
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Old Feb 04, 2009, 08:37 PM
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I would post a picture of mine, but you would not be able to see it.
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Old Feb 04, 2009, 08:55 PM
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I would post a picture of mine, but you would not be able to see it.
That's OK. Post it!! Busy mind, cluttered work space!

or is it cluttered mind, busy work space.
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Old Feb 04, 2009, 09:05 PM
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I hav'nt seen my work bench at home for years. Too much stuff on it.

I do most of my building at work (boring night shift) on a piece of cardboard across my knees.
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Old Feb 04, 2009, 09:15 PM
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I know it doesn't look like it, but I really do clean at least one of them every 2 or 3 days. I work out there all day long most days.
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Old Feb 05, 2009, 07:56 AM
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WOW!!! Awesome work table! I was useing a door but I have arthritis and no longer could push pins in the door so I thought the magnets would work better for me. I really like the replacement door idea. The lay out of your work space is incredible. Thanks CM
When I build larger models, I pull out a large acoustic ceiling tile to build on. The T-pins go very easily into the backside of it and the tile is very flat when it sits atop my workbench. I got this 2 x 4 tile when the company I worked for was remodeling. Free is the best!
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Old Feb 05, 2009, 08:03 AM
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When I build larger models, I pull out a large acoustic ceiling tile to build on. The T-pins go very easily into the backside of it and the tile is very flat when it sits atop my workbench. I got this 2 x 4 tile when the company I worked for was remodeling. Free is the best!
That's a good idea. I knew that I would learn from this. I could have done the ceiling tile thing. I have plenty of them at work.

I can remove the drain pan very easy, I have a wood top under it and I still could do the ceiling tile trick also. Best of all worlds!!!
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Old Feb 06, 2009, 08:12 PM
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One of three benches I have for building, etc.
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