Trying to learn SketchUp is no trite task! I’ve used a few other design packages in the past, but this one just works a bit different. Still trying to get used to it.
That being said, here’s some shots of what I think the top to my portable workbench is going to look like.
The top will be constructed entirely of 3/4” plywood. It may not be obvious form the pictures, but the cross cut channel has a piece to form a lip on each side of it and the “cover” for it has a cleat on each end for alignment.
I intend to make my router insert out of the 3/4” plywood as well. Seems the most straight-forward at this point. Might be a little thick, but initial measurements with my router seem to indicate it will be able to get the bits to a workable height.
This is inspired by the Skil XBench. I think with this design I can make my own for about 1/3 of the price.
I plan to set it on 2 sawhorses that I will also build. I plan on the “Krenov” style similar to these. with 3/4” plywood as the top that will fit in the notches on the table.
-- Grace & peace, Chris+