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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 1702 days ago 5342 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The problem with building a large workbench is, you have to have some sort of workbench to begin with so this didn’t start out as a fun project being built on the floor but most definitely necessary. Ahhhhhh my back…any heaux….

I’m sure you’ve seen few variations of this around the net or woodworking mags. I’ve added few original touches to it and made it wider 44” and longer 72”. The design uses cross frames so It’s extremely sturdy.

Being a mobile workbench,The double lock casters fold out of the way when used as workbench. Table saw slips right under it with casters are flipped back and locked.
It’s table saw out feed extension with adjustable height that sets it to the same elevation as the top of the table saw.

I incorporated my router table design ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/11097 ) in this to save even more space, leaving out the miter track and horizontal section for now and on the other side it has a foldable shelf for the air compressor and extra junk.

As always,The design is modular, top sections and legs unbolt so it can be stored away or moved to different location if need be.
Thanks for looking.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





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cstrang

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#1 posted 1702 days ago

Nice work, when I made my outfeed table for my current table saw I was on the floor cutting and in the backyard trying to make do with two old saw horses, I know what you mean by fun project lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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SandyK

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#2 posted 1702 days ago

That looks really interesting. I am still working on my new shop and need to build everything. I am wondering how those casters fold out of the way and then lock. I can’t really tell from the picture. I think I will give something like that a try after I figure it out. Thank you for sharing the photos.

-- Sandy, Minnesota, www.rusticwoodworking.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1702 days ago

Nice workbench!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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moshel

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#4 posted 1702 days ago

neat! also interested with the details of the folding casters

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1702 days ago

good job

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HarleySoftailDeuce

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#6 posted 1701 days ago

Nice job for sure!

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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McLeanVA

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#7 posted 1701 days ago

Wow, that is impressive. Great work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1701 days ago

I like it. I have the same table saw and don’t have a bench. I think is perfect for me. I don’t use the compressor all that much so I’ll think of something else to put there.

Thanks

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#9 posted 1701 days ago

Interesting – I’d also like to see the folding mechanism for the castors

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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Routerisstillmyname

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#10 posted 1701 days ago

Thanks for comments.
To lock the casters, the design I came up with is the least expensive and simplest solution.
Basically, when casters are disengaged the side lever is up position and they are flipped inside table.(pic1)

I use two stop blocks to accomplish the solution. One in the back is stationary. And one in the front is flip block.

So, when you move the side lever down to engage the casters, the stationary stop block
In the back keeps the caster beam from flipping counter clockwise (pic2).

And you flip the front stop block in position to keep the beam from slipping back clockwise (pic3).

When you disengage the casters, you flip the front stop block out of the way and pull the lever up.
Each pair of legs only needs one of these.
Hope this helped.

pic1

pic2

pic3

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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anson

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#11 posted 1606 days ago

that is impressive. Great work. awsome

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