|Project by VaprTral||posted 10-31-2012 08:55 PM||12533 views||30 times favorited||25 comments|
I’ve posted a video on youtube to demonstrate how this bench works…
So I finally broke down and decided to build a new workbench. My “shop” is in my garage, where my wife still likes to park her car (what is she thinking!). Needless to say, space is a premium. To get rid of my upright toolbox, miter saw table, drill press stand, and router table stand, I decided to try to build a workbench that would house all of it. So the three main tools housed inside the bench (miter saw, drill press, and router table) are all on hinges that “flip up” when needed and fold down to hide away.
It sits on 6 (5 inch) swivel casters. The benchtop is 3/4 in. birch on top of 3/4 inch pine. I want to add a vice and bench dogs. (that research is what brought me to this site) I’ve already seen some great ideas.
The miter saw work surface is level with the bench, as is the router table. Miter saw, Drill press, and router are plugged into main surge protector underneath benchtop. Extra surge protector on front is plugged into other and exists so that I can grab any one of the handtools from shelf (lower right), plug it in and go.
Standing at router table, there is a shelf on right that houses router bits, router wrenches, feather boards, etc.
Extra blade storage and crown stops are revealed when miter saw is deployed.
Drill press tools are revealed when drill press is deployed.
Most of my tools fit in one of the 7 drawers. Other tools and clamps are on peg board and slat wall.
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