Flip top, workbench, five way

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Project by Ed posted 12-19-2015 04:18 AM 2280 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I already posted this under workshop along with many others, but I am especially pleased with the functionality of this bench. Will add it too my projects. It is a combination of many different ideas picked up along the way. The three tools are mounted off square to avoid interfering with each other. It works well and is a great space saver. Easy to spin, on casters for mobility. Pictures described in order.
1 Sander, metal saw, drillpress topside –
2 Wood splitter, with sanding table closed -
3 Sanding table exposed, Wood splitter hanging
4 Sanding table with dust collection -
5 Adjustable vacumm port on drill press
6 Vacumm to cut off saw, harley girls on garage door

-- Ed, Dawson Creek “It is easier to get forgiveness than permission”

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#1 posted 12-19-2015 06:51 AM

well thought out. well done.

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#2 posted 12-19-2015 09:16 AM

Dang Ed…. All that thing needs is the kitchen sink and it would have it all….lol. That’s a well thought out project sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 12-19-2015 03:00 PM

Interesting arrangement. never thought of having a wood splitter in the wood shop. Guess it would make quick work out of projects, mistakes, etc. that didn’t quite make the grade. A great stress reliever. But wood splitter a real friend living in the north. I made a large one with a 13 hp motor. does short work a big narly birch and saves back breaking work. More time to spend in the worm shop.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 04-23-2017 11:55 AM

This is a very efficient flip top bench. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-23-2017 03:37 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. I just redid some kitchen cabinet doors. Removed the vinyl crap sanded and painted. The downdraft sanding table worked very well. May add some weight to the bottom to add balance, this time I sat a full toolbox on it, I didn’t like the feel with the splitter hanging off center.

-- Ed, Dawson Creek “It is easier to get forgiveness than permission”

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