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  1. #11
    Do excuse the mess.

    I used some 3mm wall 50mm box section to make both the shelf and the bench. Both are hilti bolted to the wall. The worktop and drawers are from an old kitchen and desk respectively.

    I decided to make a bench because I had no where to put the compressor so itís slightly higher than normal bench would be but has the advantage of saving me the footprint of the compressor.

    The bit sticking out by the drawers has since been added to for storing and charging batteries so that the cold concrete floor doesnít kill them and Iíve also welded a vice mount onto the middle of the desk so that I can hold odd shaped or bulky items that would previously have been clashing with the desk.

    The hilti bolts holding it to the wall mean you can do all kinds of hammering and swinging from the vice and thereís no movement. Itís also good for welding because any of the metal on the desk can be used for the earth while the workpiece is in the vice.

    I bought way too much steel for the bench and ended up making a trailer too and still have left overs. Ä200 all in for steel and bolts etc.

    The sockets on the wall are just mounted on a plank with a notch cut out of the back which acts as both conduit for the wire and an easy way of screwing the sockets onto the wall.

    Itís all very rough but it was cheap as chips to make and very functional.




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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by richeyc2000 View Post
    Home made us the way to go. Built just how you like it.

    Built not bought.

    Base:


    Top:


    Finished: (Almost)
    Lovely job Richie, what did you use for the top and how did you join the planks? Dowels or just glue? That was one thing I wanted was that ďbutcher blockĒ look for my worktop.


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  3. #13


    I went with a bought stainless top bench, mounted a vise and all my tool boxes/ bits and bobs for under it when I've to park the car in garage !







    I love the easy of keeping stainless clean !
    2005 toyota sequoia pedril, 1993 300d, I need a project

  4. #14

    Work bench?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey Bear View Post
    Lovely job Richie, what did you use for the top and how did you join the planks? Dowels or just glue? That was one thing I wanted was that ďbutcher blockĒ look for my worktop.


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    Smokey. Love the mess. Itís not just me so.

    I have access to a planer so I got 2x4s cut to length and glued them in three sets, replaned and glued them up.




    The timber was kiln dried for speed and cost about Ä100 for it all. (17 pieces in total. Loads left over for smaller bits.

    When I welded it up I made it to hold a chop saw on one side and a vice on the other.
    50x50x4 box for the frame (itís a ton weight well 100kgs to be exact and the table top was approximately 70kgs) and 40x40x4 sliders. Steel was Ä125 with loads left over of the 40x40x4. I used 10.02m of the 50x50x4 in it (that left approximately 5 meters of it left over.
    All well used in other projects by now.




    I put a tool box under it so itís functional too for storage.
    Iíve designed it to be still here long after Iíve gone.
    Last edited by richeyc2000; 05-01-2020 at 11:59 AM.

  5. #15
    That is a serious piece of kit Richey, fair play. Well thought out and well made too

  6. #16

    Work bench?

    Quote Originally Posted by R26B View Post
    That is a serious piece of kit Richey, fair play. Well thought out and well made too
    Cheers. Loads of research on this one and the best part is I can always add onto it using the welder!!!

    Iíve a few ideas for the RHS to store some boxes of bolts etc but I might just build a whole new moveable welding table and put them on that.
    So much to do. So little available time.

    One last thing is the vice slider is removable and Iíve a few different vices for it and a bench grinder and a mini bandsaw.
    Real Handy to be able to change it out fast.
    Last edited by richeyc2000; 07-01-2020 at 02:00 PM.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by simonmcf View Post
    After moving into new house two months ago I finally pulled my escort rs turbo into the garage. Itís a small single car garage but have some space in the corner for a small work bench to hold my vice. I have about 1m of wall to use. So Iím wondering what people are doing for work benches/tables? Buying them? Making them?
    Not as stout as Richey's, but about 4 year ago I bult mine out of some 2x6s and an old door that was salvaged from the house we were renovating. Still going strong, although I dont beat on it with a hammer much...






  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey Bear View Post
    Do excuse the mess.

    I used some 3mm wall 50mm box section to make both the shelf and the bench. Both are hilti bolted to the wall. The worktop and drawers are from an old kitchen and desk respectively.

    I decided to make a bench because I had no where to put the compressor so itís slightly higher than normal bench would be but has the advantage of saving me the footprint of the compressor.

    The bit sticking out by the drawers has since been added to for storing and charging batteries so that the cold concrete floor doesnít kill them and Iíve also welded a vice mount onto the middle of the desk so that I can hold odd shaped or bulky items that would previously have been clashing with the desk.

    The hilti bolts holding it to the wall mean you can do all kinds of hammering and swinging from the vice and thereís no movement. Itís also good for welding because any of the metal on the desk can be used for the earth while the workpiece is in the vice.

    I bought way too much steel for the bench and ended up making a trailer too and still have left overs. Ä200 all in for steel and bolts etc.

    The sockets on the wall are just mounted on a plank with a notch cut out of the back which acts as both conduit for the wire and an easy way of screwing the sockets onto the wall.

    Itís all very rough but it was cheap as chips to make and very functional.




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  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by jaws View Post
    Is that a mk1 Granada I spy ?
    You have a keen eye Jaws! Itís my oul fellas car. Mk1 ghia originally a 3.0 Essex v6 but he fitted the later 2.8 cologne v6 along with the gearbox from an extremely low mileage hearse. Itís a really nice cruiser I must say!


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  10. #20
    Hold up , you cannot drop a name like escort rs turbo and not have any pics
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