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TR4/4A First shop purchase

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While we decide which direction to go in, build or buy, I made my first purchase dedicated to the new shop. I took my wife and her sister to an estate sale yesterday and stumbled upon a 10' x 30" x3" hard maple work table made by a company names 'Boos'. It's in good shape and included a mounted vise as well as a steel leg base along with a 4 drawer under cabinet. It took 4 people to load it and it was cheap! I love the maple butcher block construction and it should be very durable.
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Wow! John Boos makes upscale kitchen work tables, somebody paid serious money for that. We have one and use it as a kitchen island and food prep table. Maple work surface is nice, but I added a piece of sheet steel to my garage work bench and really like it.
 
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I didn't take a picture before putting it in the warehouse since I wasn't thinking in LBC terms. Imagine a section of bowling alley 10' long sitting on a steel leg base with 4 drawers on the right side under the vise. I'll do something regarding the base and add shelves, but haven't decided what. I'm on the lookout for a SS work table to use for a clean engine assembly area and will make it the same height. I also want to find a heavy duty SS cart like the use at the machine shop.
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Wow! John Boos makes upscale kitchen work tables, somebody paid serious money for that. We have one and use it as a kitchen island and food prep table. Maple work surface is nice, but I added a piece of sheet steel to my garage work bench and really like it.
Someone posted a link on another forum and they want $2700+ for a new one! I had no idea workbench tops were that costly, but I think I got one that will withstand the pounding that I do.
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