Mobile modeling bench

  • Advertise with us
Project by Belg1960 posted 929 days ago 2121 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make myself a new modeling table after I saw someone else’s. I added some little add ons and paint holders, a magnetic strip for the tweezers files etc…
Made from poplar and pine. Took some real care to make all my joints clean as practice only had to redo one piece when I put the blade to the wrong side of the line. Bottom is 1/4” tempered masonite which I gave a quick coat of paint to help see things a little better.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

11 comments so far

View cajunpen's profile (online now)


14363 posts in 2667 days

#1 posted 929 days ago

That is nice. Should keep you well organized when working on a model. I like your philosophy – every building project should be a learning experience.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

View a1Jim's profile


112000 posts in 2178 days

#2 posted 929 days ago

Very good Idea and a cool design.good work.

-- Custom furniture

View JJohnston's profile


1577 posts in 1892 days

#3 posted 929 days ago

Good idea on the anti-spill bottle collars.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

View bluekingfisher's profile


992 posts in 1581 days

#4 posted 929 days ago

Neat work Pat, some good ideas there too!

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10850 posts in 1716 days

#5 posted 929 days ago

great little table
hope you have made it so it fits right in to a cabinet like a shelf thanks for sharing


View Ken90712's profile


14821 posts in 1790 days

#6 posted 929 days ago

Very nice work table you have made here.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View OnlyJustME's profile


1562 posts in 978 days

#7 posted 928 days ago

Where does the magnifying lamp mount to? How do you do modeling without one of those? Maybe you’re not blind like me. lol nice job and i’m sure there will be more add-ons in the future.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

View Belg1960's profile


786 posts in 1666 days

#8 posted 928 days ago

Thanks alot for all the great responses guys, I’m sure I’ll continue to fine tune it as I start using it. I assembled it completely with screws, so if any changes need to be made it will be easy to do.

Matt, I have a desktop lamp I use for modeling. I have started to use glasses for just about everything so my eyes are probably no better than yours.
I have already thought of an add on that will come in very handy. Will post an updated photo when the change has been implemented.

Dennis, it will be the top of a set of train storage drawers. I should post a pic of that as well.

Bill, this project was my introduction into tapering, thank to some great how to on the internet I was able to cut them right the first time.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

View Dennisgrosen's profile


10850 posts in 1716 days

#9 posted 927 days ago

thats right … now I remember ….. you make scala trains and wagons to it
then you better add the grave and hoist you know they are build on tracks ... :-)))))))

yep lets us enjoy the collection .. cofee , popcorn …. and tovel is ready next to the best relaxing chair


View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11072 posts in 1706 days

#10 posted 664 days ago

Handy little bench. With that rail around, it should keep pieces from falling on the floor and disappearing into oblivion like happens on my work bench!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Belg1960's profile


786 posts in 1666 days

#11 posted 664 days ago

Thanks Jim, I have it standing on the dining room table at the moment. Its nowhere near as neat as the pic I posted here but it works pretty well. If I were to make another one I would use thinner material as this thing get heavy when filled with tools and all the other modeling items. This is the type of work I do on the bench.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase