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Fold UP workbench for my small garage shop

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Project by Rwolinski posted 07-06-2017 07:29 PM 1954 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed space in my garage but I needed a bench too.
This solved that problem. It folds up to the wall only 5” but super sturdy when I bring it down.

-- I love the small of sawdust in the morning....





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papadan

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#1 posted 07-06-2017 07:46 PM

Very well done!

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 11:03 PM

I’m in on this. Gonna built it. Thanks

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#3 posted 07-07-2017 02:34 AM

You gotta do what works.This should work out great. Space savers are the best when it comes to a small shop.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-07-2017 01:35 PM

This is a practical bench for a small shop. It will be a great space saver and will save a lot of room.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-07-2017 02:20 PM

REALLY like this bench !!! GREAT idea, GREAT build !!!

-- OleGrump

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#6 posted 07-07-2017 02:52 PM

Love it. Looks sturdy yet simple.

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#7 posted 07-07-2017 04:02 PM

Looks great. I like the incorporation of the vise in a fold up bench, which could solve a couple of issues for me. thanks for sharing.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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Rwolinski

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#8 posted 07-07-2017 05:38 PM

Reply to the comments… Yes it is very sturdy. Frame is glued and screwed together, plue the top is pocket hole drilled and screwed to the frame. My son said did you post that it weighs 800 lbs. Exaggeration for sure but it is heavy. The fold down legs and the cross support it’s easy to lift by a leg support and the top as I fold it up.
One thing I am very glad for was making a replaceable hardboard top. I can see a replacement coming on in a year or two.

-- I love the small of sawdust in the morning....

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#9 posted 07-07-2017 06:07 PM

Very cool approach and it also forces you to clean things up when done!

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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#10 posted 07-07-2017 07:16 PM

It will sit in the down position with junk all over it for 98% of the time.
It will be folded up 2% of the time.
Just saying….......

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Rwolinski

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#11 posted 07-07-2017 07:22 PM

HA well Mike, sorry to disappoint it’s up every night.
Having a small 1 car garage shop I’m forced to even put away every tool as soon as I’m done using it. Seems funny but even if I’ll use it later that day.
The only way to keep sanity and things organized.

-- I love the small of sawdust in the morning....

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