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Project by SteveHaf posted 02-09-2021 11:12 AM 3534 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built Microjig’s Ultimate Workbench. The plans are from its site: https://www.microjig.com/the-ultimate-workbench. It took a while, I made lots of mistakes, but ultimately it came together and I’m very happy with it. Here’s a video of the build: https://youtu.be/gxqypTR6uLA.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 02-09-2021 07:36 PM

Awesome clamping bench build. I had been considering one of these for my shop.

Using the 1/4” clean out bit were you able to rout all of the DT grooves with a single Matchfit DT bit? I wasn’t sure about the quality of bit they offered?

Do you feel the 300# base adjustable height table from Home Depot was sturdy enough. I’ve seen a few of these that were clumsy, and tippy prone after adding some thickness onto the base.

How much did you overlap the base table if any? Base shows at 52” x 24” for the top, what did you build it out to?

Last, is it easy to crank up and down with the added weight?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 02-10-2021 01:59 AM

Neat looking bench.

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SteveHaf

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#3 posted 02-10-2021 02:30 AM

therealSteveN:

Both bits from Microjig were quality, and the dovetail bit has a slight rounding to soften the edge.

The HD table is very sturdy. I’ve seen other adjustable height tables that are really flimsy. This one is great.

I left the top 52” x 24”, and then added 1.5” aprons, so final dimensions were 55” x 27”.

The top got pretty heavy with an the added wood, but the crank has no problem lifting it up.

Looking forward to seeing your build.

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TerriK

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#4 posted 04-20-2021 11:37 PM

Nice job! The “I made lots of mistakes” is something I say after every project-LOL. It looks really good

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Napkin

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#5 posted 06-05-2021 05:55 PM

I have a leftover sheet of 3 /4” industrial particle board laminated on two sides with formica. Do you think this would work for a microjib assembly table with additional backing for support?

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