|Project by Tycho998||posted 11-13-2011 10:50 PM||3135 views||19 times favorited||7 comments|
Since my shop does double duty between woodworking and mechanical the foldout workbench from Wood mag looked like just the thing. The basic plans I liked but the base just did not work right. As mentioned by Tradeturnhobby a week ago the casters would bind so I changed the design. One problem with the mod after everything else was built was that the table top is now 5/8 inch taller than my table saw, no using it as a out feed table. I put some built-in storage for misc items, this was well worth the effort. When I installed the table top I was surprised on the stability and the freedom of moving around the top so instead of installing 4 legs I went with a cross support. This has worked just fine. I put a 70 pound vise on the edge and it did not tip over so the brace will stay as is. I also went with a melamine top because it would cleanup better that varnished MDF.
Overall a fun and useful project.
-- Wayne, Cornwall, Ont