Rolling Workbench

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Project by JimMeek posted 02-07-2012 07:29 PM 3045 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new Rolling Workbench.

My stationary work bench was just always running out of space to work on. So I decided to build myself a new bench that I could move around the shop. The Frame work is built of salvaged 4” x 2-1/2” pallet skids. The Drawer box is made from Plywood salvaged from a building remodel where my wife works. The Drawers are made from 3/8” Plywood with 3/4” facings. The top is made from Laminated plywood sheets to a thickness of 4-1/2” thick in the main working portion and 2-1/4 around 3 sides. The vise Stationary Jaw is 2-1/4 inches thick. The Movable jaw is 3” thick made from 2×8 material laminated to 3” thick. The Screws are Jorgenson Tail vise screws.
The table border is California Black Oak. I still have to drill for bench dogs and the hold fasts.

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 07:37 PM

Hi Jim
Welcome to Ljs
That’s one cool rolling work bench ,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-07-2012 07:38 PM

Very cool. I’ve never seen a tapered top like that before.

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

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 07:50 PM

It looks really nice and sturdy, Jim. Roll around work surfaces and benches are always helpful in addition to the main bench. They make for a much more versatile shop, IMHO.


-- 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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#4 posted 02-07-2012 08:06 PM

Man I need one of those

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 09:21 PM

Great job, looks great and solid to boot! Welcome to LJ’s and well done!

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

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#6 posted 02-08-2012 04:25 AM

welcome to Lj’s…nice bench and nice first post…:)

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 12:57 PM

Now that flat out looks handy! Very well done… Welcome to Lumber Jocks….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 02-16-2012 08:53 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Nice looking and useful little bench. Great job recycling all of the parts too.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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