|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 04-06-2017 04:54 PM||866 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
I made a portable workstation so I could take it to our kids house in Oklahoma from here in the Houston area. It is based on the You Tube video linked below.
It worked out well. Same saw horses and all. In fact, I left everything there for the next trip. We have been helping them spruce up their recently purchased home just north of Tulsa.
The top was cut via CNC router by an acquaintance. He managed to get two tops out of one sheet of 3/4 inch mdf.
Yesterday, I finished building the second work station. I cut the 2×4’s 68 inches in length so they would fit in the bed of my truck. Then I notched them so they sit flush with the top of the saw horses. This time, I went with the Fat Max brand with adjustable legs. They seem to be well built and sturdy. AND…I can adjust them so the top sits level with my work bench in the shop, thus extending my work area greatly. I am loving that.
With the longer 2×4’s, I decided to buy a piece of mdf and make an extension. I used a template I had made and cut the holes using a one inch router bushing and a 1/2 inch spiral upcut bit. The end result is 3/4 inch holes…lots of them.
Everything fits nicely and I now have a work surface that is 32×74 inches with holes everywhere for clamping options galore. In case you missed it, I have modified my clamps so they fit the holes nicely. Much more economical than the major brand clamps. Who needs to buy fancy clamps when your buddy has a welding machine? :-)
To help protect the tops, I rolled on two coats of poly on both sides to help prevent glue and stains (or paint) from sticking to the surface.
The router template is similar to the one Ron Paulk uses in his videos of the “Total Work Station”, only mine are designed for 3/4 inch holes.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas