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Project by Jestgr posted 05-31-2010 05:40 AM 2481 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Since I move often, and I never know what kind of space I’ll be working with at my next place, I decided to build a rolling work station. Even if I get to a place where I have a dedicated shop, I imagine I’ll find a use for a bench on wheels! This was my first project using the pocket hold jig my dad bought me for my birthday, and I have to say I really enjoyed working with it. The frame for the bench probably only took about 45 minutes to construct with my limited tool selection. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any matching woods in the sizes I wanted that fit into my limited budget. So the base is made from pine studs and treated 4×4’s. The top is made from cedar 2×2’s. This is also my first attempt at a panel glue up. Not too bad!!

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-- Jeff in Corpus Christi, TX





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#1 posted 05-31-2010 05:43 AM

Looks like a great rolling work station

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#2 posted 05-31-2010 06:08 AM

nice work station

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#3 posted 05-31-2010 06:15 AM

Thanks for the idea! I’m a big fan of stuff on wheels since my space is limited. The cedar top looks great. You should upload more pictures of it. I would love to see the frame and wheels. Good job!

-- Paul

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#4 posted 05-31-2010 07:42 AM

Nice stuff.
I like the top, that must have been a fun glue up.
Do your wheels lock in place so your station doesn’t start running away on you???

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 05-31-2010 02:12 PM

Very nice, looking good.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 05-31-2010 02:58 PM

I have one in my small basement shop, normally aginst the wall,

your right because almost every finishing project lands on that

table and many times swing the table around works better than

swinging the work piece around!!!!

Nice build.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 05-31-2010 03:42 PM

Nice job. It’s hard to glue up a bunch of stuff and get it flat, isn’t it? :-)

I see you ended up with a couple small gaps, which is perfectly normal under the circumstances (not having a jointer). You could always force a little filler in there with a putty knife, then sand flat once it’s dry. They’ll be much less noticeable.

Keep up the good work!

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

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#8 posted 06-01-2010 06:43 AM

Great looking work station.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Annie

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#9 posted 06-01-2010 06:48 AM

I’m so jealous…I’d love that in my kitchen. Beautiful job!

-- If I could do it all again, I would!

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