My bench Power Tool Shelf Rack and Bench top Bench...

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Project by Rusty posted 01-24-2013 05:53 PM 90562 views 26 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As I started in woodworking I looked at all the shop notes books I could get my hands on.. this was a project I saw and thought it would work for my situation .. Kinda made my own adjustments but it works for me… I just take the power tool out that I need and use it on the small bench and flip flop them when needed. Plenty of peg board on the side for storage of hand tools and blades .. ETC…

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#1 posted 01-24-2013 08:18 PM

I like the shelf rack for multiple tools and the silders under your workbench. Good ideas and good job!

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 08:23 PM

Wonderful idea, can you link the book in which these plans were found? I looked on plans now but can’t find it. It looks simple enough to build without plans but I am even simpler… thanks.

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 08:41 PM

added link above

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 10:35 PM

I made the same shelf a few years back for my bench top tools. I quickly learned that most bench top machines are mostly used for fast and short cuts and uses. Switching machines back and forth became more hassle than it was worth. And then there is trying to grab the one that is on the top shelf. My cabinet went away but I still have the shelves somewhere.

Hope yours works out better for you….........................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 01-25-2013 01:14 AM

thats a smart idea

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 05:54 PM

I’ve had the same plans lying around for the last 6 months with a spot in my garage earmarked for this tower. This is my next project, as soon as I finish my basement. As @redryder points out, I’m a little worried about the weight on the top shelf. Once completed, the cabinet is pretty stable?

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#7 posted 01-28-2013 05:03 PM

Thank you all for your comments…I did not make the shelves removable due to the fact that I keep multi tools on each shelf.. as far as the top shelf.. I keep my router table up there easy to move and is light… added some handles to better move it around the garage.. The peg board on the sides are great for holding my plastic saw horses and hand tools and T squares

-- Never do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the Paramedics...

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