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Project by GadgetXX posted 02-04-2010 03:06 AM 4012 views 22 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a workbench I built using plans from a woodworking magazine. It was designed to be movable, with leaves that fold down to conserve space. It is made with Baltic Birch plywood, Hard Maple and Laminate Shelves. It had a 9” vise on one end, and sliding handles in the other end. With both sides folded down it is about 18” wide and 36” long. It will slide right under the left side of my saw.

-- Imagination is more important than knowledge! - Einstein





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#1 posted 02-04-2010 03:44 AM

You got a million of em super idea.

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 05:52 AM

Great job! I’ve been thinking about making a torsion top work bench, but don’t have the space. This design, with the fold down sides, would allow me to create the flat work surface, and break it down with I don’t need it.

Thanks for the idea.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 07:26 PM

I NEEEEEED this …. What magazine had the plans?

-- Don

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GadgetXX

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 07:29 PM

I will have to go back and look, which magazine had the plan. It was an older one that I bought from a guy cleaning out his collection. I will find out and get it posted

-- Imagination is more important than knowledge! - Einstein

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#5 posted 02-04-2010 08:11 PM

Perfect idea for any small shop. Even for a larger shop when you need occasional space for a large project but a peremant table would just take up too much space.

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

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SouthpawCA

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 09:07 PM

I found it … Wood magazine, September 1994. Gotta love the digital version of Wood magazine for finding projects long forgotten.

-- Don

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 06:10 AM

Wow!! I didn’ know you could go back and find old projects. That is a nice usable workbench with more space when you need it.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 08:12 PM

I’m getting ready to actually make this one now. However, I do have a question … Is this table sturdy enough to do hand planing?

-- Don

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GadgetXX

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#9 posted 02-12-2010 08:31 PM

It is very sturdy and stable, but to be honest, I have not done any hand planing on it yet.
I think that it may depend on which way you were working. If the board were in the dogs from front to rear, I think it would be fine. Maybe storing some heavy tools on the shelves would help to add some mass to it. I think it would even be good from side to side, but I could see where it may have more movement in that direction.
I have been wanting to try out a plane i just bought, let me get it sharpened and give it a try this weekend.

Mike

-- Imagination is more important than knowledge! - Einstein

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#10 posted 02-12-2010 08:38 PM

great project. Thanks for posting this and for finding what magazine had the plans. Great job on the final piece. That will definitely come in handy I’m sure.

-- even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until he starts to work...

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