My Adjustable Bench Is Finished

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My Adjustable Bench Is Finished

Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:53 pm

Here's some photos of the completed bench.
I can set it at 34", 33", 25", 18 1/4", & 13".
My table saw is at 34", I like to work at 33" & the top of my TD chassis is 18" :thinking: .
The top is 2 layers of 3/4" plywood with a 2"x4" apron and measures 48" x 99".
I really had to beef it up at the area where the jack sits.
If I were to build it again I'd do the whole well/jack area with 1/4" welded solid steel
so that the base corners (4"x4"'s) wouldn't tweak up slightly like in the photos.
I should get many years of service out of this bench and not have to struggle trying to lift heavy objects on & off it. :D Danny


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Postby Steve Frederick » Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:40 pm

Very cool Danny!

I like the warning labels!! :oops:
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Postby sdtripper2 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:55 pm

Quality looking end result Danny ~ :thumbsup:

Seems like it should help when building
things that you want at an easier working level~

You done good 8)
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Postby tonyj » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:06 pm

Pretty slick!
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Postby Darren » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:08 pm

Very nice and what a cool workshop. :thumbsup:
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Postby Bill Fernandez » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:09 pm

now thats something great job :applause: :thumbsup:
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Postby Sam I am » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:26 pm

Nice job, Danny! Very ingenius. Good design and construction!
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:50 pm

Thanks, Steve F, Steve T, Victor, Tony J, Bill, & Sam. I noticed it would be easy to get a hose or chord trapped in the mechanism and didn't want any sparks or blown hoses. It's going to take some getting use to a bench I can't store items under. I'm going to put my old bench, that's built like a rock, out on the black top under a tarp until I'm sure the new bench preforms to my satisfaction.
The new one makes my shop look cleaner :lol: Danny
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Postby madjack » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:48 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: ...very nice indeed Danny :applause: :applause: :applause: ...I may havvta study on that some more and consider something similar for the garage............
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p.s. what kinda weight do you think it will handle...............MJ
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:42 am

madjack wrote::thumbsup: :thumbsup: ...very nice indeed Danny :applause: :applause: :applause: ...I may havvta study on that some more and consider something similar for the garage............
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p.s. what kinda weight do you think it will handle...............MJ

Jack, Thanks, the original plans were for lifting a full sized motorcycle so I'm guessing 350 - 500#. I've made a few modifications. Danny
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