Edit: Thanks to everyone (esp DaveR) for their suggestions/help/nitpicking :D I completely redid the project and got rid of the wierd dimensions and such, and I’m much happier with it now. I didn’t bother with cutouts or shims for the vise this time since until I get one, thats kind of pointless, and overall tried to keep it simple.
I had fun working on the Sheet Goods rack, I decided to get going on some of the other projects I have planned for the spring as I turn my garage into more of a real workshop. I think next up I may as well model the garage itself, but I wanted to finish this first.
Anyways, the basic plan came from ShopNotes 109, tho I modified it a bit, made it about 30% longer (added a third bay) added doors, a slide out cabinet for my trusty garbage bin, a tail vise, and used rabbet and dados rather than just plain butt joints.
The really complex models (hinges, slides, vise, etc) I just pulled from the 3D warehouse, from models that were closest to what I plan to use, so I wasn’t worried about getting them 100% perfect, I’ll have to make adjustments when I actually build it.
This is actually the first of two workbenches, the back of my garage has an approx 12×6 alcove, and they will either be butted up against one another along the back wall, or across from one another on the short side walls, so I sized them to take that into account. Also this has a tail vise, the second bench will have a face vise.
I decided not to use bench dogs, instead opting for “Dog Track” (patent pending LOL) basically T-tracks embedded in the wood top, so i can make my own stop blocks, attach benchtop tools that can slide out of the way when done, and attach some of the jigs I have planned directly to the workbench without clamps. We’ll see if this is one of my Bright Ideas™ or another opportunity for a facepalm heh.
Most of the construction will be 3/4” plywood, 1/2” for the drawers, with a solid wood top (I’m thinking 2×3 construction lumber to start, eventually replaced with maple as budget allows)
and heres an “open” view (man was it a PITA to figure out how to do this LOL!!)
-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.