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Blog entry by David LaBolle posted 10-06-2011 06:21 PM 17330 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a non traditional workbench designed and built by a homebuilder as his work site saw table. It is a fairly simple design, yet quite sophisticated at the same time. It is very well thought out and quite useful. What makes this one special is the way he designed it to give you space to keep your tools all at hand, but not taking up space on the work surface. I have a feeling that many of the Lumber Jocks here will appreciate it and perhaps want to use it for inspiration. This is unlike anything else I have come across. It is made of plywood and designed on Sketchup. Take a look at this YouTube video that shows and explains it.

Here is the builder, Ron Paulk’s, own intro:

This work bench was designed by a seasoned finish carpenter and home builder who saw a need and addressed it. This work bench is field tested and works. Beauty, Simplicity, Functionality describe this unique answer to an age old problem.

It is amazing to me the attention my work bench is getting. This unit is the basic idea fleshed out in a functional design a carpenter can build in his shop. I have many improvements and details, I will be adding to the design. The main upgrade I am working on is a design to make this unit mass produceable and shipable. I would be interested in getting feed back from those who think this might be a good tool to bring to the market.

Designer/Builder Ron Paulk

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 07:25 PM

Pretty cool. I have used the shop-dog sawhorses and door blanks in the past and always end up with tools all over the ground, neat idea.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 10:25 PM

That is one sweet creation! My next project is to build a workbench for my garage/shop. My problem is I want a big and all inclusive beauty like yours but I need to make it easily moveable and able to be stored by hanging it on the wall. I’m thinking about legs with casters that will fold up inside the top and then hanging it vertically from the wall. We’ll see. Thanks for sharing.

-- Deek

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#3 posted 10-07-2011 02:14 AM

thank´s for sharing
just a note his trailer vidio is there too :-)


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#4 posted 10-07-2011 06:10 PM

I really like how he hangs the table saw off of the bench. I have a portable table saw that I could do that with.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 10-08-2011 05:56 AM


Didn’t you seem him assemble it at the beginning from smaller parts? THis is about as compact and easy to store as one could hope for with so much functionality and size. The top is two long boxes that take up as much room as long surfboards in the garage and the legs fold up. You could easily hang the pieces from the wall, or sling the top from the ceiling on straps like I do with my kayak in my garage.

Good luck.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#6 posted 10-09-2011 02:24 AM

I bought the plans form him but I haven’t built one yet. I do have my dw744 hanging off my current bench the same way.

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#7 posted 10-09-2011 02:44 AM

This is very interesting…. Im in need of an assembly/outfeed solution. i wouldnt be able to hang my saw off the end as it weighs 300 pounds. but surely I could but them together and clamp them

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#8 posted 10-16-2011 09:29 AM

Very clever and very well made bench. I am sure that you will have a lot of copycats following in your footsteps.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 06-06-2013 03:37 AM

I am currently uploading a 13 part video series on Youtube demonstrating building the bench with a router table feature. Part 1-7 are on Youtube now with a new part being uploaded each day until complete.

Ron Paulk

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