Super workbench (at least for me)

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Blog entry by woodworkerguyca posted 09-24-2015 09:08 PM 1614 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For about a month I have been working on a new workbench. I’ve spent a little time researching what others have done to integrate the 3 tools I use the most, table saw, miter saw, router.

The miter saw is held in place by sliding it over 4 aluminum pins so it can quickly moved to under the surface when I need more space. I kept the cutout so I can place the table cutout back when I remove the saw.

I’m still working out how to mount the router to the table do it can be removed as easily as the miter saw. I’m leaning towards a carefully cut recess on the underside of the table with a cam to secure it or attach it to a heafty sheet of polycarbonate that can fit in from the top.

Still have dust collection, a proper fence that can work for all threw tools and possibly electrical to work in, but it is becoming quite functional already.

The width is a little much, but I plan on rolling it into the middle of the garage whenever I get serious about a project. We’ll see how that works out for me.

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#1 posted 09-25-2015 03:10 AM

I like it. It’s a good design. That’s the BEST way to go. Know what you do, figure out (even sketch out) your work flow from most used equipment and build your work area around that. Personally, I would add some drawers under there for cleaner storage. Something to specifically hold the tools you use a lot. The ones you always want to know where they are. Other then that it looks like a very good starting off point.

-- Chris - Residential Custom Wood Work - Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 04:50 AM

I have a lot of firsts here, fist time mortising anything, fist time insetting anything. I’m sure I’ll find some place I need some drawers once I get a feel for what needs to be in them.

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#3 posted 09-25-2015 06:07 AM

That’s the best way to do it. Be safe and have fun!

-- Chris - Residential Custom Wood Work - Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 09-25-2015 10:25 PM

Great build! Please keep the thread updated on how you like the layout. I will be building a multipurpose workbench like this in the near future I hope and would love to hear how you like this after you’ve used it

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#5 posted 05-19-2016 10:08 PM

That’s coming along nicely.
I’ve got my saw set up like this and use the table saw fence to be a stop block for the miter saw.
Check out my shop page to see it.
Don’t be afraid of changes, I’ve redo mine a couple a time to work better with the different types of wood working I’m into at the time.
I would have said but you beat me to it the casters are a win win on the setup.
Now it’s toy building so want everything in close for the small parts.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#6 posted 05-19-2016 10:26 PM

So I guess I should post an update soon. The full 4’ wide is a bit much when it is against the wall, where is is when I do a lot of stuff. I’ve added a DIY fence and figured out how to attach the router, which I’ll save for the next blog post.

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