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Project by Trevor Roth posted 409 days ago 5189 views 19 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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Brandon

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#1 posted 409 days ago

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"

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Trevor Roth

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#2 posted 409 days ago

Haha oops, The holes are for the festool clamps to fasten the work piece down.

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Mike's Now in Chi Town

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#3 posted 409 days ago

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?

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Trevor Roth

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#4 posted 409 days ago

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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Jorge G.

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#5 posted 409 days ago

Awww men, you made it! For on site work this bench is the bees knees…. :-)

-- "It is what you do with what you know that matters" - James Krenov

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Trevor Roth

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#6 posted 408 days ago

Ya I love it.

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 408 days ago

Nice work looks great!

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

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mdawson2

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#8 posted 408 days ago

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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Dakkar

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#9 posted 408 days ago

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

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Trevor Roth

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#10 posted 408 days ago

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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rlamb007

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#11 posted 408 days ago

How did you make the holes…Just hand drill?

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Trevor Roth

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#12 posted 408 days ago

Ya and one sore wrist.

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blackcherry

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#13 posted 407 days ago

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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Soundx

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#14 posted 388 days ago

Saw his plans. Glad to see they work.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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RonPaulk

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#15 posted 318 days ago

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

Ron Paulk

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