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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:26 pm 
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Picked up 6 three inch non swivel wheels. should be enough for 3 benches.

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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:57 pm 
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well, one sheet of ply will generate (4) benches... so we're gonna want a few more wheels.


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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:02 pm 
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wheels ON benches make it a lot easier to move them about, these things aren't so heavy that 2 folks can't carry em, it's more a making it easy for one person to maneuver. if we were building in dedicated benches, then no, they don't need wheels.

the design i have has the lower bench recessed from teh front edge so it's not a shin buster, and think of these more a work tables then benches per se, items that carry multiple uses are good for a flexible shop.

until we have a solid vague notion of where big items are going, i'm more inclined to get us operational rather than build say a soldering station bench, which want's to be a little more specialized, where as a work table will do for that for a while, as well as work for a project bench.... etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:26 pm 
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I got all the Golden Valley Menards had of 3" rigid wheels. If anyone is near a Menards (other than GV) this weekend can you pick up 2 more. They are black plastic non swivel, rated 120 pound each. about 4 bucks each. -edit not applicable any more. got new wheels

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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:28 pm 
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I found a piece if 5/8" plywood in the garage. It's 8' long and 14" wide.
Was left over from some cabinets I had built. Might make a nice lower shelf on two of the benches.
Or something else. Has oak veneer on one side, maybe both.


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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:45 pm 
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Had to run up to northern tool. Found MUCH better wheels for the benches, and they had enough I could get all 8. These are rated 265 pounds each and were only a $1.50 more than the 110 pound menards. So I took the menards ones back.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/ ... 0246_40246

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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:32 pm 
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I've got a (nearly unused) circular saw that can live @ the Factory, I'll bring it along Wed.

I'll do some digging, see if I can find the wheel assemblies I have. They're two non-swivel wheels, ~4in diameter, mounted on an aluminum cross-member.

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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:08 am 
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Is anyone going to be in the space before 4:30 today?

I have a meeting from 5-8 but I want to drop off my metal saw horses and other parts so folks can start working.
For anyone planning leg heights, the wheels I have are 4 1/8" tall. They have grease zerks, and I greased them up, so they are ready to go.

EDIT- brought sander from home to sand the edges of the benches, but then took off before putting the box of sandpaper in the truck. Can someone bring a sheet or 2 of 100-200 sandpaper?

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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:52 am 
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i won't be there much early, but would LOVE it if someone has a vehicle more suited to hauling 24 2x4's than my volvo 240.

anyone?


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 Post subject: Re: Workbenches
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:56 am 
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If you want to do a lunch(ish) run, I can help with my truck. PM me with your number.

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