Paulk style workbench.

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Project by TheRealMcCoy posted 10-01-2015 04:31 PM 14426 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First project since joining. It’s a copy of the paulk workbench. Have a fairly small shop, so being able to disassemble and store/ set up in about 5 minutes is a big plus. I have the height set so it can also function as an out feed for my table saw. (Paulk actually attaches a saw to his table, mine is on a rolling stand already so I chose not too.)
The table is sturdy and stable, the dog holes are useful, although the festool clamps are high dollar, I have 4 but need more, if anyone has ideas for other clamps that will work with the 3/4” dogs please let me know!
I’ll be looking over the sight for ideas on how to best use space in a small shop, looking forward to getting know some of you.

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#1 posted 10-01-2015 04:55 PM

Check out He built a Paulk-like bench and came up with a way to convert some cheap HF clamps.

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#2 posted 10-01-2015 09:28 PM

I did the HF clamp conversion on 4 clamps for my bench and they work great. Can’t beat it for cost involved

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#3 posted 10-02-2015 02:34 PM

I bought a pair of clamps on Grizzly for 19.95+ Shipping that work for my Paulk bench. Very similar to Festool.

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#4 posted 10-02-2015 02:35 PM

I’ve had mine for about 2 years now – the forst thing I built as well. Two suggestions. First, make youreself a half sized set of supports. Sometimes you only need half the bench and it’s a pain setting up the whole thing or having to deal with the full supports and half a bench. Second, not sure how your shop is set up. I had my two halves set up on permanent supports to act as my work bench. I’d take them out when I needed to break down sheet goods or use them as an assmebly table ou out feed table. What I’m working on now is two mobile supoorts with storage drawers underneath. They work as my work bench or I can put them together as needed but it will be much easier to have them mobile. I still have the option of setting them up on the horses which leaves me with two other work 2×8 surfaces, just at a lower height – I can break down sheet goods and use the lower mobile bases as an assembly area. Just something to think about Here is my FB page, shows some pictures of the first half. Still need to make 16 drawers…..

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#5 posted 10-02-2015 02:57 PM

Check out my build in this project. Fortunately I built my workbench with 9” sides instead of 7”. I’m now mostly using the 6” Harbor Freight clamps. I ground the bump off the end so that the two parts can be separated. Then the shaft can be inserted from underneath. I don’t think this will work on the 7” sides though.

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