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06-06-2014 01:39 PM  3 years agoPost 1
Ejeremy

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Looking to build a new work bench! Post some pictures of yours.

Here's one idea...

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06-06-2014 01:55 PM  3 years agoPost 2
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Take the advice of a person who built a Purple Martin house because I thought I could do it better and cheaper than the $100 one in the bird catalog. When I was done, my house cost $300 for materials and took three people to erect on my property on a pole cemented four feet in the ground to hold the weight.

Buy yourself a nice ready made unit or kit. No headaches and you will know what it's going to cost. Also, your wife will not constantly be reminding you (thirty years later) of what the Purple Martin house cost.

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06-06-2014 02:22 PM  3 years agoPost 3
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LOL @ 30 years later

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06-06-2014 03:21 PM  3 years agoPost 4
helibrat

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I went with this:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...26224_200226224

It allowed me to make the size of my bench to my liking. Works great.

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06-06-2014 03:45 PM  3 years agoPost 5
Kevin Dalrymple

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I took 2 stainless steel table tops and put them together to make one big table. I got the tops for free so I have 40 bucks in limber for the frame. The best part is it like the island you have in the kitchen. You can work with out hitting any walls and you can have the blades unfolded. I try to post picks tonight.

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06-06-2014 03:57 PM  3 years agoPost 6
Andy from Sandy

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Despite how nice of a bench you build it will probably have the limitation that you can't get round the model during setup.

As well as your bench I would suggest you make a pedestal type table that you can place in the middle of your workshop so you can spin the blades.

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06-06-2014 04:07 PM  3 years agoPost 7
Ejeremy

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The pedestal table is a great idea along with a bench. I've always had problems spinning the blades on a bench or a table pushed up against the wall.

Helibrat thanks for the link I had forgotten about those!

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06-06-2014 04:52 PM  3 years agoPost 8
Rudy

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Despite how nice of a bench you build it will probably have the limitation that you can't get round the model during setup.

As well as your bench I would suggest you make a pedestal type table that you can place in the middle of your workshop so you can spin the blades.
Yep you need both options . . . . .

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06-06-2014 05:24 PM  3 years agoPost 9
nickt919

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I bought a table like the one shown in post #1. I used the Harbor Freight 20% off coupon from our AMA magazine. It's a decent table with drawers and a low shelf.

I've been thinking about putting lockable wheels on it. This would make it easy to pull it away from the wall when servicing a model with blades on.

Maybe wheels like these...

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-inch...lock-95356.html

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06-06-2014 05:43 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Ejeremy

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This looks nice for a work stand/pedestal.

http://m.harborfreight.com/adjustab...tion-46725.html

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06-06-2014 07:52 PM  3 years agoPost 11
Kevin Dalrymple

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That was my point with my bench. It is in the middle of the room. You can spin 800+ size blades and still work on more than one Heli at a time.

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06-07-2014 02:06 PM  3 years agoPost 12
JWatson

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I have used this before...

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/ultra-...ip?iid=Category|TOPSELLER|Ultra+Heavy-Duty+Workbench

With one of these as an "Island" that can be easily stored under the bench when not in use...

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/4-draw...6.ip?navAction=

The quality is very industrial feeling and is super strong.

And you can add on to your collection later!

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06-07-2014 03:10 PM  3 years agoPost 13
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I built an 8x5 ft table in my shop for some large granite pieces that were given to me used for the top. then a few ft behind is our old kitchen table stretched out to 8 ft. Between sits my roller chair.

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06-07-2014 05:31 PM  3 years agoPost 14
Eco8gator

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I got a 7ft long butchers block from Ikea and baught a heavy duty base from Ikea with t shaped legs to maximize space but still have a very study base. Perfect length for working on a heli and its tough as nails. I can also adjust the height if I want.

I think I spent about 200 bucks....well worth it.

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06-07-2014 07:07 PM  3 years agoPost 15
whoamis

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photos please! or links. I have 6x3 foot desk, with a 6' riser for the computer display. I can slide back for work, slide toward me for computing.

7' table sounds pretty nice.

oops, bounced it!

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