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astrid
12th Dec 2007, 08:08 PM
After all your great tips for keeping the kids safe while carving.
I got a stroke of luck,
Our local high school is selling 7 of their old workbenches for $100 each.
there are double sided with two vices and a trench in the middle.
apart from being used by kids and the masonite strips need replacing.
there as solid as.
so now the kids can have there own bench and work safer and clamp their work.
anyone else want one and Ill ask.

Astrid

Lignum
12th Dec 2007, 08:11 PM
Will be nice when someone makes 7 benches for a school at the begining of the New Year:)

astrid
12th Dec 2007, 08:17 PM
they have built a new workshop fitted with new benches.
Astrid

I_wanna_Shed
12th Dec 2007, 09:11 PM
I would love to see a school in Sydney sell their's. These benches (from what I remember!) were extremely solid and as you would expect, take a hammering (excuse the pun!).

ubeaut
12th Dec 2007, 11:12 PM
Need extended legs because they're made for midgets.

Replace the masonite with tempered masonite not the ordinary stuff.

Lignum
12th Dec 2007, 11:29 PM
And use the crappy Sellys Kwik grip and not quality adhesive to stick it on. Makes life easier when you have to take it back off to replace.

astrid
14th Dec 2007, 07:47 PM
thanks,
my daughter is taller than i am,
and re the glue,
I'm not looking forward to carving the old stuff off, think i'll have to soak it off:(
astrid

ss_11000
14th Dec 2007, 10:49 PM
watch out for nails in anything you dont replace. for some reason, the little yr 7's and 8's think its fun to hit nails into the sides, the cupoards as well as the main bench ( which you're replacing anyway. )

oh, and i would replace the timber jaws on the vices ( if they have timber jaws that is ). nothing worse than clamping something up real tight and then realising some idiot has put nails in the vice:(

astrid
17th Dec 2007, 07:14 AM
Thanks guys,
Neil, is there any reason that tempered masonite was used?
I have a nice bit of marine ply that sadly has a slight warp in it,
I was going to use that.
thanks for the warning re nails in the clamps.
My biggest problem is going to be getting it home:cool:
Astrid

L R P
17th Dec 2007, 08:24 AM
Hi There
Are any left? If so where

Waldo
17th Dec 2007, 10:14 AM
G'day Astrid,

What size are they?

astrid
17th Dec 2007, 10:18 AM
LRP,
Just picked mine up,
will go in a camry waggon if you knock out the front and back baseboards,
put it in upsidedown and tilt the legs under the hatch.
I have left a message with the woodwork teacher re if they are all sold.
There at brighton secondary college but if your interested email me because the office staff are pretty busy, and dont know much about it.
Thanks
Astrid
PS some are a bit shorter than others, mine was about 75cm one of the shorter ones the others are about 80cm

astrid
18th Dec 2007, 07:14 PM
the school put them on Ebay
they expect to have a few over and will let me know
Astrid

astrid
19th Dec 2007, 12:39 PM
they have one left
astrid