How to build a cheap woodworking workbench using a Kreg HD jig - its an island stye workbench

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Project by Warren1971 posted 07-20-2014 09:59 AM 7294 views 13 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Youtube project, take a look and let me know what you think.

Warren from One Wood Tools shows how to build a cheap and easy island woodworking workbench with dog holes, joints are made using the Kreg HD pocket hole jig.

This project cost me a little over $100 and can be made in a weekend, the joinery technique is simple and shows several options for joinery.

See the Ultimate triangle of squareness in action in the Youtube video to easily set rails and legs at 90 degrees by just using a couple of clamps.


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I have now uploaded free PDF plans for the Workbench in Metric and Imperial, so nobody feels left out


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-- Cheers Warren - YouTube Video Creator

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 02:03 PM

I can’t imagine anything much handier, providing you have the space for this.
With the size of this table, it could even have a dedicated ‘down draft’ sanding area at one end.

Very nicely done.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 08:10 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks. Two things come to mind with your bench. One is I wish I had one that size, and two I wish I had a shop big enough to put one in! Nice job and I’m sure it will serve you well for years to come.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 10:07 PM

Perfect timing. I have a project in mind that will be drawing heavily on your design now. Watching your video let me see how it would go together. Thanks for sharing!

-- I do this for fun.

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#4 posted 07-20-2014 10:14 PM

Good to hear Matt, i based it on a standard size sheet of MDF for the top so you dont have to cut it down. Using pocket holes makes it so fast to put together, you dont need the HD jig just the normall size pocket hole jig would do the job.

-- Cheers Warren - YouTube Video Creator

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 11:04 PM

Great table, like the down draft idea also

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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