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workmate #1: Workmate Workbench Revamp

07-08-2010 01:05 AM by JDboy | 3 comments »

After searchiing different woodworking websites, I noticed that I was not the only one who used a workmate style workbench. I decided that since I use my workmate quite often because it is portable, that I would redo the work surface and make it more user friendly. The first thing that I did was measure the old top to decide how much bigger to make the new one. The original clamping style top was approximately 20”w x 9.5”d x .75”h when closed. The new top is 35.125”w x 23.5”d x 1.5”h. I made the top thicker so that I could add t-track for clamping, stops, jigs, fixtures, ect in phase 2 of this redo. In the third phase I plan on adding an adjusta...

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