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Project by jester4977 posted 02-23-2019 10:45 PM 1238 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my mobile workbench I built to add shop storage and provide a home for my small table saw. It tucks neatly away underneath a larger bench that I use for just about everything. It’s made from cheap 1×4 pine from the home center, pocket holed together, and some plywood skin around the outside. I used edge glued birch panels (also from the home center) for the drawer fronts, all drawers are on wooden runners to save on hardware costs. It’s great to roll this outside and let the dust fly, that way I don’t have to clean it out of the shop :).

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana

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#1 posted 02-24-2019 12:43 AM

real nice setup and a great space saver.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 02-24-2019 03:16 AM

Very nice. Like the drawers. Planning some more for my shop as drawers keep things dust free and organized.

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#3 posted 02-24-2019 01:20 PM

Clever design and nice looking too. I didn’t see any vises and I wondered how you hold your work on the bench.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-24-2019 02:20 PM

Thanks Mike. The mobile bench has no clamps since it moves around and the top is basically a table saw table. I did add a small Irwin vise to the top workbench. I am currently planning to build a more traditional woodworking workbench soon with multiple vises and holding options.

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana

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#5 posted 02-25-2019 02:04 AM

Nice work. One question, are you able to use your TS fence past the saw itself? From the picture it does not appear so.

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

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#6 posted 02-25-2019 02:16 AM

No, I never setup anything to extend the fence. If needed I would turn the saw sideways and attach the extension the saw came with. For most of my work this was sufficient and I only had to move it for large projects.

-- -- John, Somewhere in Indiana

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#7 posted 02-28-2019 12:01 PM

Great idea for a small shop.

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