Our work benches..

  1. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    hi all...
    thought i would post a thread about work benches....we all use them in our daily jobs..work or home...and would be stuffed without them...they take all the abuse we can chuck at em and never answer back.....so post ya picks ....
    this is mine...all be it not finished yet and not ideal for welding......

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  2. rich r

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    Picture a sturdy 1970s G-plan office desk with a big vice bolted to it at one corner. That's mine. :) It's made of 25mm box section with a 40mm slab of veneered high density chipboard on top, and drawers below so pretty sturdy. I've stripped engines and gearboxes on it without it creaking. They don't make office desks like that any more...
     
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  3. spencer 427

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    haha...awesome...sounds cool.....and no they deffo dont make stuff like they used to....
     
  4. GrahamGKD

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    Here's mine - it's made from angle which was scrapped from unused electricity pylons - not sure why it was scrapped but it was dirt cheap as the scrap value of galv was low at the time (maybe still is?). The top is wood (I used to do more woodwork than metalwork) but I have a plate which goes on top of a portion of it for welding. It must be at least 30 years old. It took three of us to shift it last time it was moved and that was after I had unbolted the legs!

    Needless to say, it's a rock solid work platform. (I must have a tidy up sometime!)

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  5. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    great stuff...a good ol work bench thats done/doing ya proud....
     
  6. AndyStobbs Member

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    I can hardly talk about mine without getting all dewy eyed, so I know how you all feel guys.
     
  7. CRB

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    Cannot see mine, it is so covered in crap, makes working on it a proper pain.:vsad:
     
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  8. Woody.v8

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    Tut tut, Bench's for working on shelves for storing on;)
     
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  9. CompoSimmonite Member

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    oMy late father-in-law was a sports ground contractor. He gave me the left over sections after building a series of tennis courts and I made my bench out of 1/4" x 2" x 2" angle iron. A big York vice (birthday present from in-laws) is bolted to one corner. It's now destined for my new shed / workshop and the garage will get a full width bench made out of scaffolding and KeeKlamps. Cut the tubes ages ago and have loads of KeeKlamps in stock but another "roundtuit" :)

    Paul H
     
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  10. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Next to the plug sockets, are those dinse connectors ? - for grounding I presume.
     
  11. GrahamGKD

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    Yep, that's it - there are a couple more in the box in the middle at the back (just above the little anvil) but those ones are less obvious because they have plugs in them to stop them filling up with grinding dust. I like to have lots of options because it is annoying if the ground lead is dragging small work pieces off the bench.
     
  12. rosinante

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    Hi I will try and get a pic of mine ,cant see it for bits and pieces, it came from the skip when I worked at British Aerospace, made from 40x40 angle with lots of cross members, all welds ground flat and stove enamelled, fitted with castors and stainless levelling feet, it was part of the Seadart missile canard ring alignment test system [that's the bit of the missile with the control fins on near the rear of the missile],had it for 15 years now.
    Chris
     
  13. mfletch

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    Cant see much of it been busy
     
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  14. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    sounds interesting...be nice to see a pic....
     
  15. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    I noticed them ones after I posted. It's a great idea by the way:clapping:, I'll have to include this when I build my bench.
     
  16. Bobtail4x4 Member

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    I cant see mine for all the crap on it, must have a tidy.
     
  17. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    Here's mine:
    It was already in the shed when we moved in about 3 and a half years ago, all I've added is the bench vice and the clutter :laughing:. Its getting a bit knackered now, It's about time I made a nice welding bench DSC_0361[1].jpg
     
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  18. optima21 Forum Supporter

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    this is in one of the "bedrooms" in my house

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    and this is in my garage. Im in the boot of my car working on it

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  19. brokenbiker

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    I hada bedroom like that when I lived in the flat. drill, lathe and small mill in there, small bench and then a cupboard full of hand tools. was a nightmare moving it all out in one go when I left lol. the bench stayed there
     
  20. spencer 427

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    haha....a bedroom/mini workshop....good stuff...nice to see some good well used benches hear people.......
     
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