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Building a workbench

IgotTwo

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Branchburg, N.J.
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 XLT - 97 XLT SOHC
Vise?
Try to hit a swap meet in your area..you would be surprised the stuff you can pick up cheap.....
 



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Fish Man

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Chattanooga TN
Year, Model & Trim Level
1995 Explorer XLT
hartman, sounds like you are off to a good start! i agree with you on that last one, craftsman all the way!! btw, you really dont need to buy a new vise unless you want to, we've got a few around so we really dont need another, but ive seen some sweet deals on used/old ones (at flea markets and whatever) dont look quite as nice, but cant beat the price!
 






RFR2212

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In the mug by Chitown
Year, Model & Trim Level
95 JEEP Wrangler
Mine are study and heavy! I do believe some of ours have 4x4 legs... and most everything else is 2x6's or 2x8's then the lower shelf is plywood... I like a super thick work surface
 






Hartman

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Indianapolis, IN
Year, Model & Trim Level
1996 5.0
I finally finished mine up. I'm very happy with the results considering it's my first bench. The vice is a Craftsman 4 inch vice.

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Here's my dad's side of the garage, I think he has me beat. :confused:
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rocket 5979

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Lake Villa, Illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
'03 XLT 4.6
Good job on the bench. Is it nailed to the wall? That way ya can really get some leverage on that vice. hehe.
 






Hartman

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No it isn't nailed to the wall! The bench is pretty heavy as it is, I can get plenty of leverage on the vice without nailing it to the wall.
 






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