|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 05-11-2012 03:56 AM||5205 views||11 times favorited||6 comments|
When I saw the plans for this multipurpose benchtop table in the current issue of ShopNotes (Vol. 21, Issue 123), I knew It was just the ticket for me. I don’t have a real workbench, just an outfeed table that has become a do-it-all table. Sometimes clamping is a problem, well it’s a problem all the time.
So I studied the plans and made a few changes to suit my needs. Made entirely from 3/4” Birch Plywood, my table measures 16×32 inches. Other changes include:
- Omitted the holes for router bits
- Omitted the slot for power saw to sit
- Cut a 2 inch hole for drill use
- Offset the dado for the support feet to allow for more room to apply clamps
- Drilled holes for bench dogs along the rear
- Made a set of home made bench dogs out of 1/2 inch plywood and an ash dowel rod
I have used it several times over the past two weeks and it really has been a big help to me. I set it up on a piece of plywood over two sawhorses out in the drive way and did some cutting out there. Today I cut some pieces of plywood that was clamped to the end where the V notch is located.
My hat’s off to Serge Duclos of Delson, Quebec for coming up with this idea. It really has helped me in my sawdust slinging efforts! :-)
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas