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Posted on Modular Workbench By Josh Finn in Fine Woodworking Magazine

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#1 posted 11-10-2018 06:45 AM

“Simple system of beams and bases does everything a traditional bench can, and more”

There is no mass present here, this is just a flat bench to use for assembly, and “light” tool work, so it doesn’t do “everything”

If you got to work hand planing on that, you would be skittering all over the floor. This could be a power hand tool bench though, assembly sure, just not a true WORKbench.

I have used a torsion box on saw horses, and it won’t do everything a true bench will do, but it’s hard to pop a big workbench in the back of the truck to take out on a job site. I would think this would do well in that capacity for most people. Either that or a “make do” bench for folks with no room to commit to a full sized heavyweight bench. If that were the case I think they would have to rethink those saw horses, they do not appear to be of the fold up variety, and if you can afford that much floor space, just build a full sized bench, or at least a smaller version of one.

No hand tools? Sure you can make any type of a flat, clamp ready structure, to use for power hand tools, and assembly.

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