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Project by Loren Schmidt posted 02-09-2012 08:39 AM 3416 views 21 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cascaded workbenches to save space. Taller workbench serves as an out feed table. All casters are locking and they both move pretty easy together. Having 2 different height workbenches will be nice for different projects.

-- Loren





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 08:54 AM

Nice work, very functional never enough work bench area!

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

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 11:05 AM

This is a great idea Loren. a real space saver. I hope you don’t mind me saying that I think it could be even better if there was some way to to make both tables the same height when you wanted to get a a really big work surface for glue-ups and such.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 11:30 AM

Really nice work & nice idea,I agree with Mikes suggestion, if I can think of a simple way to accomplish that I will let you know.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 01:08 PM

Great job, great idea!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 02:33 PM

Great idea and execution…I am considering the same sort of set up for my shop…a re-purposed 2car garage. What about sleeving the legs with pins on the smaller table to lift it to the same height as the outer table? thoughts guys?

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 03:33 PM

Mobile tables, awesome. Good job.

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 03:58 PM

Good work cool idea.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 03:59 PM

i love this too…also have 2 car garage that doubles as workspace…desperately needed this idea…thanks for posting…I like Stefang’s idea but I’m going to apply it to the upper table as it will not have a loaded down shelf and be much lighter to manipulate.

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Loren Schmidt

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 04:14 PM

I like the idea of getting them level. I think sleeving the legs is a good idea. I will probably do that on the smaller workbench above the shelf. That workbench is going to be lighter, and has the support under the center of it if I would ever want to install a lift to handle raising and lowering.

-- Loren

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handyrandyrc

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#10 posted 02-09-2012 04:48 PM

You are a clever fella. That’s a great idea for someone who needs space like I do. :)

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#11 posted 02-09-2012 08:23 PM

You could build a riser box for the smaller one that would have an an incline with a plateau at each corner to make up the height difference. I was thinking about the ramps for your car up so that you can more easily get under to change the oil.
http://www.amazon.com/Petersen-Tru-Cut-Ultra-Ramps-6500-lb/dp/B0065O76CA/ref=sr_1_22?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1328818945&sr=1-22

Just make four of those out of wood and then attach them to a rectangluar support that matches the footprint of the smaller bench.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 05:13 PM

Brilliant Idea. Sets of stools are quite common. but this idea of workbenches rolling into one another is “out of box” idea.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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