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Project by atao posted 07-03-2019 11:04 AM 2084 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a workbench that’s just now mostly complete, although I’m sure I’ll continue to tweak it. I needed an outfeed for my job site saw, and needed a way to fit both saws and dust collection and storage in a tighter space in my garage. In fact with this setup, I can push the bench against the far wall of my garage when not in use and still park two cars.

The bench bottom is made of a torsion box with 3/4” ply. Much of the construction is 3/4” ply except for the table saw table where I just felt that I wanted it to be a bit beefier. The drawers are 1/2” Baltic birch ply with full extension rails.

This other project was a heavy inspiration: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/316353
What I changed from that original is that mine uses a mostly plywood frame, the base frame is sunken to wheel lever to free up just a bit more space, I made my drawers wider, and perhaps mine is lacking quite some of the refinements of the inspiring design.

A few other benches that I also found that helped me figure things out:
https://www.woodstore.net/On-a-Roll-Mobile-Tool-Bench-p/gr-01180.htm?Click=68648
https://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/how-to-build-a-flip-top-workbench/?trkid=soc-fhm-pinterest

But the biggest wins for me are the outfeed, built in dust collection, consolidation of floor space and wow it’s great to have some drawers!

And finally, in my line of work, there’s a movement for reproducibility, so here are some sketchup plans for this bench: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1R0xJO9h7vep8yi_N8BITQX6QbT3rWE3v





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 07-03-2019 11:45 AM

Got sucked in by the first few pictures… then you lost my interest… MAYBE a quick view....

No idea what the others pictures are and haven’t bothered to read your narrative… Sorry!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Woodbutcher3

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#2 posted 07-03-2019 12:27 PM

Great organization and consolidation bench. Have you considered adding a route plate to the end opposite the table saw?

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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atao

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#3 posted 07-03-2019 01:37 PM

Thank you! Yes, I do need a router setup, and that’s a good place to put it.

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atao

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#4 posted 07-03-2019 01:38 PM

I fixed the rotation of the one pic.

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torus

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#5 posted 07-03-2019 02:27 PM



I fixed the rotation of the one pic.

- atao


+500 to karma ))

Nice working place you have build!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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Woodbutcher3

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#6 posted 07-03-2019 02:32 PM

Great organization and consolidation bench. Have you considered adding a router plate to the end opposite the table saw?

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 07-03-2019 03:08 PM

“I can push the bench against the far wall of my garage when not in use and still park two cars.”

With as much firepower packed into that rig, that quote line is a mouthful.

what kind of drawers did you put in it?

Nice job. Congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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atao

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#8 posted 07-03-2019 03:16 PM


what kind of drawers did you put in it?

The drawers are made out of 1/2” bbirch ply sides, and the 1/4” ply bottoms go on last to square everything up. Just butt joints and glue and nails or screws. They’re pretty solid for my needs.

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KettleWorkshop

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#9 posted 07-03-2019 04:34 PM

Nice done.
Very compact for all it offers.

-- If you don't throw out the original design at least 2 times, you aren't finding all the imperfections.

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Clarkhus

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#10 posted 07-03-2019 09:26 PM

Nice job! This is on my todo list. I might just incorporate some of your design.

-- Clark

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pottz

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#11 posted 07-03-2019 11:47 PM



Got sucked in by the first few pictures… then you lost my interest… MAYBE a quick view....

No idea what the others pictures are and haven t bothered to read your narrative… Sorry!

- LittleBlackDuck


cmon duckie play nice or you’ll have to go home-lol.

nice setup, great way tp pack a lot in a small amount of space,something we all need more of.

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

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atao

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#12 posted 07-04-2019 02:58 AM

Appreciate all the kind words!

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Ivan

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#13 posted 07-04-2019 04:20 PM

....every woodworker’s dream!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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