|Project by Hamad||posted 05-18-2014 10:58 AM||4697 views||44 times favorited||31 comments|
This is a project that took a year in the making since I’m not a metal worker nor an engineer… But I made it I guess.
I have a small shop space that I like to keep clean & organised, and my biggest space waste was my bench top tools. I also need an additional assembly bench so I came up with this idea…
I put all 4 bench top tools (drill press, disc sander, spindle sander, and my huge scroll saw) on lift tables that are drill operated, all tucked underneath a 3” top of ply wood sandwiched by MDF for flatness. The lids are hinged with door hinges as I searched hard for more suitable hinges to hold the heavy lids open but no luck. So I am adding a lid rest on the back soon.
The bench top is finished with teak oil and paste wax, and few dog holes for clamping the work pieces.
This bench is on 8 casters to make it easy to move around, and I got rid of all old stands so my shop gained valuable space. And NO MORE MOVING HEAVY TOOLS AROUND :)
I wish I had a better metal worker to get better lift tables and frame… but maybe when I do a 2nd version.
I have no clue how to post a video of the lifts in action (thinking about making my 1st YouTube vid) , but you can find it on my Instagram account @woodwork2 and I’d be happy to answer all your questions.
I hope you guys are inspired by it, and it solves some woodworkers space issues.
-- Instagram: Woodwork2