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 Post subject: Re: Finally a new bench!!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 14, 2019 10:44 pm 
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WoodchuckTN wrote:
Nicely done, Jon.

I too like the LED lighting and have one over each bench.

Your storage/lighting hood has me think about adding one to at least one of my benches.

A good bench, as you now know, gives you a whole different feeling as you work.



Thank you Chuck. The LED lighting was a must. My home is over 100 years old, with 15 ft. ceilings the single ceiling lamp fixture does little to light the room!

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 Post subject: Re: Finally a new bench!!
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Harbourmaster wrote:
Kind of disappointed Jon... I feel that the finish on this cabinet is not up to your usual high standards. Perhaps you should consider sending it to Fred Taylor for some spit and polish! ;-)



Haha Ken! I won't lie the natural wood with no finish did bother me for about two days. I cleaned as much as I could and sanded down any rough spots for a better presentation. Perhaps down the road I may finish the wood. Too much to do and not enough time. Thank you for your comments!

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 Post subject: Re: Finally a new bench!!
PostPosted: Jun Fri 14, 2019 10:56 pm 
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fred taylor wrote:
Nice job on building that work bench, If I lived near buy I could have put a nice finish on it and we could have traded out, do some electrical on a few of my radios for a nice finish. Looks good without it.


Thank you Fred. Yes, that would have been a nice idea! Too bad we are not closer. Thank you for your comments!

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Mikeinkcmo wrote:
Well done, Jon!!

A new bench providing more room to spread out, definitely makes a big difference. I built a new test bench a few years ago and it made things a lot easier.

You might also consider a plug strip on the back and add a couple holes to snake power cords through.



Mike,

Thank you for your comments. I have thought about doing such!

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 Post subject: Re: Finally a new bench!!
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Great Job!

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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
Power strip on the front. Looks recessed enough to be safe. I was standing and leaning forward when I blew my zipper apart on a work bench when the little flip up fly part went into the hot side and the metal zipper part pressed on the grounded metal case of the power strip, big blue flash, smoke, and a loud bang. Man did I rush to the bathroom to check for equipment damage while everybody in the room was hooting and hollering. Other than my zipper and pride, no problems.


Wow Paul! You should post that story to the thread about "Your worst shocker" in the clubhouse forum. :wink:
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BTW beautiful work on the workbench Jon it should serve you for a long time. It's amazing how fast you can fill up an empty space once you have it isn't it?

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 Post subject: Re: Finally a new bench!!
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Gentlemen,

Thank you.



Decotronix, yes empty space disappears quickly!

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 Post subject: Re: Finally a new bench!!
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very nice. Only thing I would add is a retainer across the back of the upper shelf. I would eventually push something off the back.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally a new bench!!
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Very nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Finally a new bench!!
PostPosted: Jun Mon 17, 2019 5:04 am 
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Hello Jon,
wow nice bench
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