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I built a new workbench - January 3, 2008, 01:26 PM

I built myself a new table / mobile work bench. I really built it to finish my gokart on but I need to finish my Baby Bobber project first. The table is 4í by 8í, a standard plywood size. I used a 19/32Ē thick piece of plywood, I was going to use a 3/4" thick birch board but it was 4 times more expensive than the plywood. The frame is made of 2x4ís of course. With the angled pieces I used and the intertwined stacking of the 2x4ís it makes it very sturdy and it doesnít wiggle at all. You just have to careful while building it to make sure you can get to all the boards that need to be nailed. I built a couple of the sections and then put them together like a puzzle. I put 4 castors on it so itís mobile. Itís a tall table, maybe too tall for some but so far I like it. Iíll put a piece of plywood in the bottom of it so I can store stuff under the table later. If you have all the right tools you can make it in less than a day for sure and for under $100. I got the wood at Lowes and the casters at Harbor Freight.


















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January 3, 2008, 01:30 PM

NICE looks pretty solid!
Do those casters lock, or do you have a problem getting the bike up the ramp?
You have a nice work area there! Good lighting. Thats the next thing I need to do in my garage.


Neat little project bike you've got there too!


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That's what I'm talking about. Now give me that gas tank!
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January 3, 2008, 01:47 PM

Nice! And congrats on the garage!
My favorite part is the "slow" sign that's been crossed out. heh.


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January 3, 2008, 01:58 PM

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January 3, 2008, 02:53 PM

The casters don't lock. the table is too tall for me to put the bike on it alone unless i put the bike in the back of my truck and then roll it up on the table. I might put a $50 ATV winch on it.

The lighting is good but one bad thing is the florecent lights mess with my radio so i can't have a radio in there unless i play CD's. I plan to install recessed lighting soon.

nunyadambusiness - i knew you would like that tank. for the people who don't know it came off of an early 70's Harley Davidson Rapido (shitty moped trail bike). I need a petcock for it. it's looks to be a 3/4" fine thread. I can't find one anywhere.

thanks Finchy, i love the garage. It will come in handy for sure.
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January 3, 2008, 03:10 PM

not bad, as a structural engineer, I have only two comments

you only put the kbracing on one side? but then you loaded from the other side(even though the pic looks like you are gonna load it on that side of the table), maybe make a hook or groove on the end you load from for the ramp so you load from the right side next time

cant really see how you put the eye hooks through the plywood I hope you reinforced that area so they dont pull out

looks good though I bet you had fun making it


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January 3, 2008, 03:23 PM

ut oh class, we have a know it all. I actually loaded the bike from my truck. So i rolled the bike into my truck forwards, therefore i loaded the bike onto the table backwards. The eye hooks are fine.
I worked for various civil engineering firms for 7 years, i can build just about anything. I would park a car on this table and take a nap under it.
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where did you work?


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January 3, 2008, 07:59 PM

Push the table up against a wall so it doesn't move if you do try to load a bike up via ramp by yourself. Looks great, might try and build a lower and smaller version myself.


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January 3, 2008, 08:35 PM

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where did you work?
I worked for 2 small firms, one in Manassas and one in Woodbride and i worked for the mighty Burgess and Niple. I liked the work but it wasn't going anywhere and the pay started to suck. With the housing slump now I'm glad i got out of it. I love to build shit though.
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January 3, 2008, 09:03 PM

If you get around to your go-kart project,I have an F2 engine that I want gone.


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January 4, 2008, 02:01 PM

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If you get around to your go-kart project,I have an F2 engine that I want gone.
I have a 450cc engine for it. I built the frame around that engine but the F2 might fit. what size are those? year? How complete is it? How much $?
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January 4, 2008, 02:03 PM

very nice work!


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January 4, 2008, 02:21 PM

HOOORAYYYY For YOU!!!! You are awsome and awe-inspiring! Ha, Ha. Good job man. Sorry I couldn't get over there to help out. I'm still painting my Cafe in your garage soon. Beer for me Pepsi for you.


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