Simple Workbench

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Project by Chris Moellering posted 03-21-2011 03:03 AM 2477 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like the idea of the Skil XBench, and some of it’s features, but I figured I could make something similar for less money.

I used a sheet of 3/4” plywood and 2 2×4’s to create it. It has a channel in the middle for cross-cutting. It also has a router insert for my porter-Cable router.

The legs are just 2×4’s that fit in pockets I made in the corners. They slide in and out for quick take-down and set-up.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 04:27 AM

I’m building a workbench soon, I hadn’t seen the Xbench- thanks for the ideas! very nicely done, especially the router insert.

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 04:30 AM

I like this concept. I really like the removable portion for cross-cutting. Do you have a way to set up a fence for your router?

I really like this. Thanks for posting.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 01:47 PM

The piece of MDF in the pictures I just clamped to the bench for an “initial” fence for the router. I may work toward something a little fancier.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 05:47 PM

I like the top design ideas

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#5 posted 10-02-2012 07:22 PM

Love that this is a “knock-down” piece. I’ve found another project to tackle! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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