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This is a small, but really usefull workbench. Its made to be used as a benchtop bench, or as a small workbench on the site or arround the house. For transportation it can be carried around with one of the two handles or placed on a systainer tower.

For the dimensions see the pictures (~ 500×400 mm). Placed on a Workbench, there is enough room for a systainer 1 underneath.

On its front is a moxxon style vise with aluminum wheels (100 mm diameter) and two M12 threaded rods.

The top has some 20mm holes, every 96mm, like Festools MFT. I made some benchdogs out of 20mm dowel rod and some rubber caps. They work with the frontvise for clamping flat pieces. You can also clamp things with the festool clamps, ofcourse ;-)

edit: There are two V shaped grooves in the vise (one horizontal and one vertical) to clamp round pieces.

Thanks for reading.

(credit: I saw a small benchtop workbench in a fine woodworking artice that inspired me to this project)

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Nice work should serve you well with those great festool tools!
 

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i was planning to build one with festool MFT type 20mm holes every 96mm, and was undecided upon the size of work surface. Your project clarifies that and also added a new feature by way of a vise, which would be a great addition. Thanks for sharing
 

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That is a well thought out bench and I would imagine that it will get used a lot.
I've a small bench similar top size that is in constant use. easy to clear quickly mine
is a lot rougher though
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Nicely made and skilfully
 

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Ver nicely designed and constructed. Interesting idea.
 

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Very nicely done. How much clearance is there between the bottom of the top and the systainer to get the clamp in there?
 

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@ Matt: Its just enough for the threaded rod to go over the systainer … about 45 mm. I figured that the clamps work with it (when its on a systainer tower) after I finished the workbench … so with was one thing I didn't plan.
 

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@ Rod: Festool calls their hard plastic boxes for their tools and for storage "Systainer". You see some on picture two and three underneath my bench.
 

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Festtool is tool expensive for me so I was not familiar with the name. Thanks
 
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