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    randy
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    Hey everyone,
    I finally got moved into our new home and am getting ready to set up shop again ( yeah !!!!!! ).

    I threw out my old desk/bench when I moved, as I wanted something better.
    I kept the top..figuring I could find another way build one without spending $$$$$$$$$$.
    We all know how expensive a decent bench can be.

    I ran across this blog the other day ..quite by accident.
    http://www.dirkfassbender.de/ikea-watchmaker…html

    Maybe I should have posted this to the tools section..but I felt to get it maximum exposure I’d post it here.
    The materials to complete this should be in the $350 range and I hope to have it put together sometime next month.
    I’ll let you know how it turns out, and I hope this will help some of you

    Best regards,

    Randy

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    Bob Tascione
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    Hey Randy it’s good to see you up here!
    It’s been awhile. Hope you’ve been doing well up there.
    That bench is perfect and what a great deal. I’m anxious to see how it turns out for you.
    I’m glad you posted it in the General forum since that is something that most of us can use!
    Well again great to see you Amigo!
    Take care for now

    Bob

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    randy
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    Hi Bob..good to hear from you also !
    We are getting settled in more and more..and the house and surrounding area is very nice and peaceful.
    I’ll be sure to post some pics once I get it here and assembled.

    You take care as well Mi Amigo.
    Talk to you soon.

    Randy

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    drichards
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    Hello Randy,
    What a fantastic find!
    I am very interested also. I hve been looking for another bench for the shop and that will suit my needs perfectly.
    I am looking forward to seeing your finished product.
    Thanks for posting this up on the forum

    Best, Dean

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    randy
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    Thanks Dean.
    I’m hoping to have it all together in about 3 weeks. Have to travel to get the pieces, clean out the rest of the room, etc. etc.
    Randy

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    randy
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    Well…it’s together !
    The units are pretty nice actually. Decent finish and the drawers slide fine.

    The bottom drawers are tall and deep enough to take a lathe and collect box, as you can see in one of the photos.
    Overall height to the working surface is approx 40″.

    I didn’t use the top the others did, as I like the fact there was some overhang that afforded me room for the lathe clamp, and a vice. I also moved the lower units out a bit more, to give extra legroom in between them.

    One thing to note : The shelf unit drawers are only 12 in. deep, and pull about about 5″
    The lower drawer units are around 24″ deep, and pull out a lot further.

    Now all I need is fresh oils and some cleaning solution.

    If any of you have questions..fire away

    Randy




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