NetDoc's Work Bench...

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by NetDoc, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. NetDoc

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    I just moved into this house at the end of January so I thought I would show off my workbench in progress.

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    You can see my 55# anvil on the left, the gauges and reg bench in the center, the gun vise on the right with the ultra sonic cleaner just behind it. To the right of that is a drill press and stationary belt sander and my 6HP compressor (yet to be wired up). The total length is 24' long and 2' wide.

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    My DIY reg bench. I test and tear down regs right in the same place. I made it out of 3/8" thick brass and the valve is actually "nutted" into place so I could keep the alignment right. I drilled and tapped the bottom of the valve for 1/4" TPT and the hose I am using was actually left behind here at the house. That was cool! :D The front two holes are drilled and tapped to match the HP and LP ports on a reg so I can use a jig to tear apart regs.

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    Since this picture was taken I have added a large IP gauge. I haven't plumbed it in yet, but that's simple to do.
     
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  2. Wookie

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    It sounds beautimus. But you didn't attach a photo. Wish I could see it.
     
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  4. dmoore19

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    It's beautiful Netdoc.

    [video=youtube;nsaxNehMibg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsaxNehMibg[/video]
     
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  5. Wookie

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    I wanna see it! Wahhhhhh! :(
     
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  6. dmoore19

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    There there, don't cry. I can't see it either. I was just imagining it.:D
     
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  7. Wookie

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    In my mind, it's the finest workbench ever. Except for mine. Mine has a Detroit Diesel injector tester. No anvil, though.....
     
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    Mine may not be quite as spiffy but it will have at least 2 cressent wrenches.:D
     
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  9. Wookie

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    You need a pair of channel locks, too. That way if you don't mess up the flats with a crescent wrench, you can mangle the brass with the channel lock.
     
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  10. dmoore19

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    Vice grips!
     
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  11. ktomlinson

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    I'm subscribing because I would like to see it too! Sounds nice :)
     
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  12. NetDoc

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    Hopefully, you can see it now! :D :D :D

    I have a pile of crescent wrenches, channel locks as well as other adjustable wrenches, but I prefer to WIR and Wrench It Right and use the proper sized wrench or socket... unless I am disassembling, in which case I prefer to WIL. :D Patents and trademarks applied for.
     
  13. BluewaterSail

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    I can see it!!!!!

    Very nice!

    And cute wetsuit in your avatar!
     
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  14. NetDoc

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    I just got the plumbing for my IP gauge... I'll post some picks of it soon.
     
  15. JBRES1

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    Looks great.
    Only thing I would change is the Pro valve would be mounted on the bench so that it didn't stick out farther than the bench. ( I would back it up about 4" )
    I have a problem with bumping into things that hang off of the bench, and those square edges would sure leave a mark.
    Jim Breslin
     
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  16. Bob DBF

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    Nice anvil but I didn't see the massive selection of hammers that should be readily available.



    Bob
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    Always use the right tool for the job. A hammer is the right tool for any job. Anything can be used as a hammer.
     
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  17. NetDoc

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    The anvil sticks out over the edge as well. I like it like this. :D
    I have them in their own special drawer about 15 ft away. I am thinking about keeping my brass 2 pounder as well as a small copper one. I seem to use them the most.
     
  18. Wookie

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    Keep the brass faced dead blow. You know, the one sold by MAC tools? The one with the green handle that all diesel mechanics have?
     
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    NICE shop! Congratulations.
     
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  20. Brewone0to

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    That looks pretty nice Pete.
    When I grow up I want one just like your's.
     
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