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Aug 02, 2020

After completing my shop addition I finally had space to make a mobile assembly/work table. I decided to use the Paulk Workbench idea for the top.

The base frame is made from 2x stock with a lower shelf area. This is one heavy structure but I didn’t want it to move once I had it positioned in the shop.

To move it I used retractable workbench casters. I also had to make a lever to help me lift it up so I could lower the casters.

3/4 inch holes were drilled in the top.

I decided to deconstruct my mobile tool storage cart and make places to store most of the tools that were in the storage cart on the lower shelf.

Here you see it loaded with all the tools. I also added power strip outlets on all four sides so I could plug tools in no matter where I was working on the table. The power strips were modified by moving the last outlet to the end of the power strip so I could daisy chain them together. One of the power strips is plugged in to an overhead retractable extension cord to power all strips.

While using my Kreg Pocket Hole jig I discovered that I could plug my shop vacuum into one of the power strips and turn the vacuum on. When I didn’t need the duct collection, I could turn the vacuum off with the switch on the power strip.

This has proved to be a much appreciated addition to my shop as it gives me a comfortable work surface and saves my back.

Comments and favorites welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized





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Ivan

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#1 posted 08-02-2020 07:25 PM

Beautiful design, all features on spot!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 08-02-2020 07:37 PM

Nothing like a nice workbench in that new shop! Very nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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MrLaughingbrook

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#3 posted 08-02-2020 08:17 PM

Wow. I’m so happy to see you posting projects again. Can’t wait to visit your shop!

-- MrLaughingbrook

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 08-02-2020 11:13 PM

Have always has a soft spot for the Paulky bench... great use of the storage… and then you bugger it up with those 3/4 imperial “negative growth rings” randomly scattered at fixed intervals, all over the top.


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While using my Kreg Pocket Hole jig I discovered that I could plug my shop vacuum into one of the power strips and turn the vacuum on. When I didn’t need the duct collection, I could turn the vacuum off with the switch on the power strip.
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- tyvekboy


If you have a dusty with an “auto outlet”, activate the switch, plug the dusty into one of your power boards and get another dedicated power board plugged into the dusty that you can then attach any tool that needs suction… turn on the tool and you’re automatically sucking. You only need to play with the dusty if you want to suck it manually.

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

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Eric

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#5 posted 08-03-2020 01:31 AM

Nice looking bench, and yes it looks heavy.

-- Eric, building the dream

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AJ1104

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#6 posted 08-03-2020 11:45 PM

Fabulous job building your bench. I love the usable storage you gain by having a bench design like Paulk.

-- AJ

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Tim Scoville

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#7 posted 08-25-2020 04:59 PM

Nice table. This design for the table has served me very well in Cambodia in the wood shop we have. We have replaced the top skin a couple of times because we really abuse it. But I love the design for a large, stiff, and flat surface.

-- Tim S, AZ

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