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After seeing Ron Paulk bench I knew it would be perfect for me. He sells the plans for like 15$ or something. Its a great portable bench.
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#1 posted 03-07-2013 05:42 AM
Ron Paul, the presidential candidate??!! Oh, I just learned from Google that it is Ron Paulk. What are all the holes for? Sawdust collection?
-- "hold fast to that which is good"
#2 posted 03-07-2013 05:47 AM
Haha oops, The holes are for the festool clamps to fasten the work piece down.
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#3 posted 03-07-2013 05:59 AM
bought the plans also almost a year ago I think…started putting it together, admitidly never finished, but found that the 1/2” ply was a bit thin and flimsy once routed. Did you find this to be the same? Also I am a bit of a bigger and had a little trouble with the oval cutouts and making a good template for this, any tips?
#4 posted 03-07-2013 06:14 AM
I found the 1/2 ply to be fine once assembled. Its super sturdy, I did have the same concern when it was in pieces though. I used a coffee can or something like that to get a decent arc and clamped a few together and cut them all with the jig/circ saw.
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#5 posted 03-07-2013 06:21 AM
Awww men, you made it! For on site work this bench is the bees knees…. :-)
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#6 posted 03-07-2013 07:02 AM
Ya I love it.
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#7 posted 03-07-2013 09:04 AM
Nice work looks great!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#8 posted 03-07-2013 04:01 PM
Looks great! Bought my plans a few months ago and have been anxious to build it! I just don’t have any way to do the dados right now. Did you make any changes to his plans while building it?
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#9 posted 03-07-2013 04:42 PM
Interesting idea. I’d be a bit apprehensive about having the tablesaw hanging in midair off the end, though.
Here’s a link to his video of it: Paulk Work Bench
On Sketchup 3D Warehouse, I found his design for a truck/trailer mobile shop: Paulk Mobile Woodshop
#10 posted 03-07-2013 07:20 PM
I never made any changes. I have a ridgid table saw with its own cart so my saw does not hang off the table is about the only difference.
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#11 posted 03-07-2013 08:54 PM
How did you make the holes…Just hand drill?
#12 posted 03-08-2013 12:16 AM
Ya and one sore wrist.
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#13 posted 03-08-2013 05:09 PM
Swiss Cheese Bench, yea I bet this one is great for sheet goods and router work along with the Festool clamping system as well as a great work site bench…nice work…BC
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#14 posted 03-27-2013 11:36 PM
Saw his plans. Glad to see they work.
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#15 posted 06-06-2013 03:35 AM
Your bench looks great. I am currently uploading a 13 part video series on Youtube demonstrating building the bench with a router table feature. Part 1-7 are on Youtube now with a new part being uploaded each day until complete.https://www.youtube.com/user/crpaulk
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