Updating My Tool Box Functionality

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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 08-04-2018 05:48 PM 1059 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a Workmate Dropleaf (#79-021) at a fleamarket three years ago, I thought it was pretty cool, but did not have an immediate need for it. Until now…

Since I no longer have a large bench to work on (which is why I made the collapsible bench, details here), I’m always thinking of ways to work more efficiently. To that end, I decided to mount the above mentioned workmate to the side of my mobile toolbox.

Purchased some “diamond plate” laminated particle board at Menards and wrapped it with some scrap maple I had in the scrap pile.

There are holes on the side of this toolbox to mount other accessories (drawers, etc), which work perfect for what I am doing here. Pre-drilled all the necessary holes, countersunk where needed.

Attached using metric hardware.

Next, I clamped a piece of pine to the workmate so I could make sure it was even with the top of the bench, and marked where the mounting holes would be located.

Countersunk for the bolt heads and mounted the workmate.

I tested it out by making a base for my Ryobi miter saw, using the scraps from this project, but wrapped in oak instead of maple.

Maybe someone will find this useful, but I know the workmate is pretty rare, so who know.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 08-04-2018 06:16 PM

BRILLIANT!! You have just given me the revelation for where I am going to mount my little Workmate! I have been coming up with ideas and rejecting them for years now. Now I have a solid plan!



-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-04-2018 09:02 PM

COOL way to get more from an OLD tool…

Great job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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