Work Bench Plans For Bicycle Maintenance



BobCochran

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Are there plans available for work benches that satisfy the needs of bicyclists? Or is any old workbench design good enough, as long as it can support a load of stuff and various vises?

Thanks

Bob
 

CAMPYBOB

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An old desk...a resin 6' table...a Harbor Freight el cheapo 'oak' work bench...a home made dimensional lumber special. All of it is plenty good to work on bikes and hold a couple hundred pounds of tools, lubricants, cleaners and shop supplies.

Or go berserk and hit Lowes/Home Depot/Menards for a garage full of diamondplate cabinets, rollaway boxes and a butcher block laminate bench top.
 

BobCochran

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I get the message! Thanks again, CampyBob!

One icy cold day I watched an entire YouTube video series on how to build the perfect woodworker's bench and a shorter one on building a rollable stand to hold clamps. The guy who built the woodworker's bench did his homework, he visited the carpentry shop that serves a TV show because the cast and crew need very rapid turnaround on stage props, scenery, furniture. Now that shop had benches! Big ones! Little ones! Medium ones!

Bob
 

ABNPFDR

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I went the dimensional lumber route. That is no longer my basement. I attached a peg board to the back of it. I also have a good vice attached, but it's a good view. The bench is sturdy as all heck and when the top gets ruined, about $20 will replace it. I want to say the whole thing cost me like $65 there board backer was another $40 or so. for an 8ft bench that's not bad.

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gavinfree

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I have a very simple workbench in my garage for my bicycles. I've found that I don't need anything special or complicated from my workbench. As long as it's sturdy, and I have the right tools, then I'm more than content. I built mine from some old wood, and that's pretty much what I've been using for the past couple years. I know people that have these insanely fancy setups, and they are quite impressive!