Mobile work bench

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Project by Fchilly posted 10-04-2017 02:45 PM 1301 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mobile workbench designed for my lathe, planer, and chopsaw. I had extra room for a strip sander and a hollow chisel mortiser so I included those too. Underneath I wanted to store a tool box and turning blanks. This was mostly a practice in different types of joinery while still serving a functional purpose. A mobile base is built inside the table frame, which acts as a cart when I need to move the table around the shop, all that is required is activation of the levers on either side. It is also built 1/10 of 1 inch lower than my tablesaw for outfeed when needed

-- Fchilly

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 06:18 PM

I like the way you mounted the miter saw. Very clever!
You can tell that there was a lot of thought put into this bench and how it would/could be used.

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 08:24 PM

These mobile workbenches are so nice and functional and find a place in most shops. This one is very suitable and is a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#3 posted 10-05-2017 03:30 AM

Nice work, mobile in a small shop is a must.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 10-05-2017 01:02 PM

I pefer 1/12 inch lower than table saw, personally.

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#5 posted 10-05-2017 01:12 PM

Good job. Looks very well thought out and planned. One question; on one end view there are 2×4’s with hinges what are those for?

-- ...sometimes, just makin' firewood.

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#6 posted 10-05-2017 05:49 PM

Thanks everyone,

the hinged 2×4s are levers. when you force them down they press on the built in mobile base lifting the table up off the floor about a half inch. When the levers are not activated the table legs rest on the floor- this is not entirely my design. Although I changed a lot to work with what I needed, its a culmination of several random designs I found online.

-- Fchilly

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#7 posted 10-08-2017 01:57 AM

Very nice.

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