Mobile modeling bench

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Project by Belg1960 posted 01-11-2012 12:44 AM 3063 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!!!

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 01:42 AM

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."

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#2 posted 01-11-2012 03:41 AM

Very good Idea and a cool design.good work.

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#3 posted 01-11-2012 04:50 AM

Good idea on the anti-spill bottle collars.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 01-11-2012 10:07 AM

Neat work Pat, some good ideas there too!

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

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#5 posted 01-11-2012 11:50 AM

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


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#6 posted 01-11-2012 12:44 PM

Very nice work table you have made here.

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

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#7 posted 01-11-2012 11:40 PM

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?

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#8 posted 01-12-2012 05:25 AM

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!!!

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#9 posted 01-12-2012 09:19 PM

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


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#10 posted 10-02-2012 12:26 PM

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!!

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#11 posted 10-02-2012 12:47 PM

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!!!

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