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Project by Toolboxdivas posted 01-02-2015 03:19 PM 4070 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently got into woodworking. I am developing my skills and found a used portable table saw on Craigslist. I needed a place to store my table saw along with the reclaimed wood I was purchasing. I searched online for various plans and could not find exactly what I needed. I needed something mobile, compact and simple to build. SO I made a few sketches on a notepad. This is the first time I’ve taken on a challenge in woodworking where I’m building something from scratch, developing my own plans. I made a few mistakes. But I learned a lot. Most importantly, I learned it’s ok to make mistakes. It’s how you learn.

And yes my workbench is purple. I am a Diva after all!

Total Cost: $70 – $80

For details on how I created this workbench check out ToolBox Divas.

-- T. ,

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#1 posted 01-02-2015 03:38 PM

Great project and great construction. Wishing you the best on future projects. Do you have any YouTube videos?

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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#2 posted 01-02-2015 05:06 PM

Hi McDustmaker, Thank you so much! I actually have a channel but I haven’t started posting anything yet. It’s my goal to do so soon. The problem is my camera skills are limited. haha But once I’m up and running on Youtube I will definitely post it.

-- T. ,

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#3 posted 01-02-2015 05:17 PM

Looks like it fits your criteria of mobile and compact quite nicely. Looks like it should work out great!

Only thing I might change if it were me, is add something other than OSB for the top. A layer of hardboard of melamine instead of OSB might let work pieces slide across it easier to cut wider sheet goods. Just a thought, otherwise I really like it.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#4 posted 01-02-2015 05:23 PM

Thank you Mosquito! I’m glad you mentioned the top. I actually do not have the top nailed to the workbench because I don’t like it and I need to be able to route the grooves for my push stick etc for my table saw. Also I can’t cut really wide pieces as it stands in its current state. So the top is a temporary solution, clamped to the workbench. I will post an updated version once I’ve completed the top.

-- T. ,

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 01-02-2015 07:52 PM

Stellar job on the mobil saw cart, Tbd…..Looks like your are on your way to a fine ww future….You’ll find a lot of help on this site, and don’t be afraid to ask many questions, if you need help….That’s what we’re here for…to help one another….I’ll be keeping an eye out for your upcoming projects, and welcome to LJ’s…..Glad you could make it…..

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#6 posted 01-02-2015 08:01 PM

Aww Thank you so much Rick! I really appreciate it!. I’m sure I’ll take you up on that advice.

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#7 posted 01-02-2015 08:11 PM

Purple, Schmurple … who cares what color it is, so long as it’s FUNCTIONAL!
Looks pretty useful to me!

And WELCOME to LumberJocks

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 01-02-2015 08:46 PM

Haha Thank you JoeinGa!

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#9 posted 01-03-2015 07:43 AM

T, great build and I love the use of peg board. Very creative. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that you have to take advantage of every possible way to store things. You just gave me a new way to do that. Thanks for sharing and keep posting.

-- I've almost got all the tools I need, almost.

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#10 posted 01-23-2015 11:01 PM

Fine idea to make a portable workspace like that.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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