Old and new Projects in a New Workshop #3: Mobile workstation for bench tools

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Blog entry by garyjs posted 08-23-2011 10:30 PM 2588 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I spent many years in Atlanta and in Israel as an ornamental woodworker/turner. I am in the process of converting our 2-car garage to a workshop. To save space, I used the idea of a workstation for small power tools and adapted it my needs. It is a cube 36” on a side and the same in height.

I used two free casters and 2 locking casters to make it easy to move around, and as you can see I added a 4 plug outlet to the top for the bench tools and ran a 12’ exterior extension cord out one side of the box to run power to the outlet. I works a charm, it does.

The interior divider wall is set to provide 10” deep shelves on one open face and close to 20” dshelves on the other. The narrow shelves are for drill/router bits and other such and the deeper side holds a Skill saw, orbital sander, router, fretsaw and other hand tools.

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 06:29 PM

That’s a good idea / use of space…. I am filing this in the possible solutions file for dealing with my bench top jointer, planer, and mortiser. Great addition of storage to boot!

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