Mobile Workshop Bench

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Project by Phil1961 posted 04-03-2018 12:54 AM 3702 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mobile work bench was built because of the limited space I had to work with. I should be able to wheel this outside weather permitting and still have the ability to work indoors. It’s in a single care garage with about 3/4’s available for a work space. It’s probably best described as a work in progress but overall I am pleased with what I was able to acheive. Most tools can be removed to provide a clear work space for cutting larger pieces and then commencing assembly. Limited space creates a situation where you have to plan…plan…and plan. There is a basic dust collection that is activated with a current sensor draw switch. There are so many things that can be added and modify as one starts using it more. Anyway, thanks for allowing me to share.

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#1 posted 04-03-2018 01:17 AM

Great job on the creative use of a great multipurpose bench!

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#2 posted 04-03-2018 01:17 AM

Very good, you did a great job on that design and construction. Thanks for inspiring and sharing

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#3 posted 04-03-2018 01:25 AM

Very good, you did a great job on that design and construction. Thanks for inspiring and sharing

- Joe

Thanks for the comment, much appreciated

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#4 posted 04-03-2018 01:27 AM

A good and practical idea. One that will evolve as you work with it. Nice work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 04-03-2018 03:05 PM

This is fantastic!!! Excellent design.

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#6 posted 04-03-2018 05:10 PM

Great design. Inspirational.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#7 posted 04-03-2018 05:11 PM

Great idea and execution…well done!

-- Mike

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#8 posted 04-03-2018 06:40 PM

Is that a Harbor Freight router table and fence? I have the same one, and I actually like it a lot. Not the fence though. I found it wasn’t 90 to the table, so I built a new one. I love the router though. The table needed some bracing to get it flatter. How did you get around the lack of an insert plate, and the thickness of the table? I ended up buying a router bit extension, which works really well, and it has the added convenience of being tightened/loosened with an Allen wrench.

Also, how do you raise/lower the router? If you put a long threaded rod into where there’s a shorter rod, and slip a piece of shorter pipe over that with a wing-nut and washer at the bottom, it makes a nice router lift.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#9 posted 04-03-2018 08:30 PM

This is a very nice mobile bench.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 04-03-2018 10:22 PM

Clever set up. Nice work

-- I could quit if I wanted

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#11 posted 04-04-2018 04:34 AM

I adore those ’’all in one’’ stations. Great work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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