Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) #3: Platform and Work surface

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Blog entry by Garry posted 12-29-2013 01:14 AM 2357 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Taking the plunge - Starting the project Part 3 of Ultimate Mobile Woodworking Bench (UMWB) series Part 4: Cabinets and drawer boxes »

So the UMWW is pretty well completed and I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. I’m very pleased with it and I’ll submit some posts to cover the construction.

First I built the rolling platform torsion box. The 2×4s are acting as clamps while the glue sets up.

The corners were cut away to reduce the height and reinforced with 2×8s to carry the wheel loads.

The finished rolling platform:

The Work surface torsion box was built using the rolling platform as a work surface.

And the finished work surface:

Then the casters and floor locks were added. Later I added a 1/2” pad under the casters to give the floor locks more clearance on the uneven driveway. I simply place a 1/2” pad on the concrete when I use the stops to support the workbench.

The completed rolling platform:

Next, the cabinets.

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 01:51 AM

Shore is gonna be a doozzie! That’s sum kinda fine work, Garry! You’re gonna be relly a proud pup when you can show us the finished bench. Keep’em cummin.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 12-29-2013 02:28 AM

WOW!! Nicely done Garry. Very nice! Can’t wait to see the following installments.


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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