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Project by RJones posted 06-12-2007 04:32 AM 12338 views 54 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well ok maybe not the most ultimate workstation but real close for me:) I designed this work center to fulfill the need for a for a compact, functional and mobile work center. Complete with castors, an air compressor and vaccum so far it’s really been a great addition to the shop. I constructed this workcenter in about 50-60 hours from both solid and Hickory veneer. The top is actually an old solid core door I covered with 1/4” hardboard. As shown, I probably have about $500 plus as I had some of the materails and hardware laying around from past projects.

I could probably write a book on this project, oh wait I did so for those of you that might like to add something like this to your shop and would like the plans well your in luck as this will be my first project I offer as a free set of plans on a web site I am currently building. Hopefully, I should have the site up and running by the end of the week. As soon as I have it ready to go I will let you all know:)

Thanks,
RJ

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/





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mot

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#1 posted 06-12-2007 04:45 AM

Now THAT’s a nice piece for the shop. Nice stealth gloat on the Domi.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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RobH

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#2 posted 06-12-2007 04:47 AM

Ok, now that I am rethinking my shop plans, I really like this idea. I may have to steal this from you.

Good work. Now enjoy using it.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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PanamaJack

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#3 posted 06-12-2007 04:47 AM

Beautiful! I’d like the plans! I have to have everything portable for my shop. My garage is so small, my woodworking shop is on the driveway.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Karson

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#4 posted 06-12-2007 05:05 AM

Great Project. It would be nice to have the plans.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 06-12-2007 05:07 AM

I like it alot. Very functional.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 06-12-2007 06:40 AM

Very nice project, looks like everything you might need is at arms’s reach. I like the look of the Hickory. You may have the cleanest shop floor around – I am impressed. Please let us know when the plans are available.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Bob Babcock

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#7 posted 06-12-2007 06:49 AM

I love it…but…sigh…way to big for my shop…:)

Good luck on the website RJ!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Tony

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#8 posted 06-12-2007 11:01 AM

Very Nice, clean lines and layout and very shiny – I hope it will get a lot of use

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 06-12-2007 11:21 AM

a great workspace!! It looks really efficient.

(interesting how Tom’s eyes go right to the Domino)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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LJ

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#10 posted 06-12-2007 12:48 PM

Awesome! A great design for size and efficiency. Thanks for sharing.

-- Peace, LJ http://beam.to/4goldens.org

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Drew

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#11 posted 06-12-2007 12:59 PM

Great workspace! I ‘ve been looking to hide my compressor as well, What size compresor is hidden in that beauty?

-- What would Marc do?

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RonR

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#12 posted 06-12-2007 01:09 PM

Really nice work center! You’ll get many years of use out of it. Great job.

-- RonR, Massachusetts

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 06-12-2007 03:36 PM

I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RJones

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#14 posted 06-12-2007 03:41 PM

Wow! All these comments in such a short time, wow
Mot, nice pick up on the Domi, now that was funny!!! Stealth Gloat i am still laughing:) The compressor is a small PC pancake type. One of the nicest things about it being hidden is the noise reduction for both the compressor and vaccum
Here’s a link to the compressor area
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8563298@N03/542302174/

Thanks again for all the kind words:) Not so kind words (criticism) are also welcome:)

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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David

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#15 posted 06-12-2007 04:18 PM

Excellent! This is just what I have been looking for (and need!) in my shop. I agree that it would be great to see a set of plans or a drawing of the construction details.

I thought that was Tom’s Domino . . . Oh no, another Festoolinan!

RJ – Semper Fi Marine! I am enjoying your website. Awesome work! I was just looking at your metric conversion sheet for using the Domino. Very helpful for those of us that don’t use the metric system on a regular basis in woodworking. Next time I visit Tom's shop, I will have to take a better look at the shop walls for such lists!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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