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The first step for me is making room for a new bench. So I put my bench up on craigslist. It cost me less than $50 to make it, and it sold for $50. Someone is coming tomorrow to pick it up.
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Sweet, pics or it didn't happen.

Or is this the new-fangled-bench from your other post? I haz a confoozed
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You're right ... I have actually built 2 new thinge recently: a router table for 3 concurrent routers, and a workbench. I finished the workbench just a few weeks ago. I learned alot from that process, but I ended up with something that is too small, and doesn't weigh enough. While I could have made a new top for it and reused the legs, the more I looked at and thought about the features of the new fangled bench, the more I realized that was the bench that I can see myself being able to use for all the tasks I can imagine.

I will give it my own flair, with more substantial legs, and possibly a heftier top as well.
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If interested I could send you pictures of the one I built. It's a pattern makers bench design about 8 feet long made out of 2x3's on edge.
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If interested I could send you pictures of the one I built. It's a pattern makers bench design about 8 feet long made out of 2x3's on edge.
yes, i would like that very much, thanks. i am thinking of doing 2x3s on edge too
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i feel like the base is the weakest link in the whole bench, so that is the part where mine will be different. it will still look similar, but they will be much beefier and sturdy.

i am also thinking i will use 2x3s face-glued together. i will rip 1/4" off each side to remove the rounded edges and end up with a 2" thick top. that way, i have a beefier top and the support for the top is simply a 2x4.
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I got the lumber for the legs tonight.

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Man, i don't think i'll ever get Sketchup to work like that!! Looks good.
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