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Project by Tony_912 posted 09-26-2017 06:07 AM 776 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My garage turns into woodworking shop at weekends and used for parking for the rest of the week.. The problem with this setup is that I cannot have access to my tools during rest of the week, or when I have to do tiny project and preparation takes longer than the task. To solve this issue I decided to use 5’x4’ space currently occupied by my workbench as permanent tiny workshop. The idea is to build a workbench that can house most of my woodworking tools in that small area and I can have access to all the tools by rotating the table. I started experimenting with hexagonal shaped table top but it was not efficient for number of tools I was planing to use. The experiments were done in sketchup, where I created crude models of my tools. The octagonal table was the best fit for the tools per those experiments and I could have access to my woodworking tools seven days a week.
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For more details visit Workbench project page
Link to free woodworking plans





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 09-26-2017 11:03 AM

Hi T’912. Neat solution to a tight problem. Love the concept of SketchUp before the saw.

To extend your temporary mid-week workbench capacity, may I suggest you pinch some ideas from this video .

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Bertha

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 11:52 AM

The math makes me dizzy! It’s a unique idea. I’m fascinated by your table saw. It looks like one used to cut typeset back in the day. I need to check out your website.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Tony_912

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#3 posted 09-27-2017 05:11 AM



The math makes me dizzy! It s a unique idea. I m fascinated by your table saw. It looks like one used to cut typeset back in the day. I need to check out your website.

- Bertha


It is an old craftsman table saw. My first one I got 20 years ago. It is amazingly quiet, compared to my other saws, but bit underpowered.

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Tony_912

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#4 posted 09-27-2017 05:13 AM



The math makes me dizzy! It s a unique idea. I m fascinated by your table saw. It looks like one used to cut typeset back in the day. I need to check out your website.

- Bertha


It is an old craftsman table saw. My first one I got 20 years ago. It is amazingly quiet, compared to my other saws, but bit underpowered.

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fivecodys

838 posts in 1471 days


#5 posted 09-27-2017 09:27 PM



The math makes me dizzy! It s a unique idea. I m fascinated by your table saw. It looks like one used to cut typeset back in the day. I need to check out your website.

- Bertha

Yep We had one too by our old windmill press just for cutting type.

-- Chem, Central California

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