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Project by Greedo posted 03-11-2013 08:44 PM 15447 views 67 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a while since i posted here, but i have been working for a real long time on this project, almost a year to be honest!
Started doing some job site work with other woodworkers and for myself, and realized the way they were working off the floor or on shabby workhorses wasn’t really optimal. So i sat down and started thinking about a solid multi functional workbench that could easily be taken on site, be folded up to take as little space as possible in the van or trailer, and be adaptable to the space or work.

This is what i came up with, when folded it can be carried around as a hand truck, and rapidly unfolded into a workbench which already contains most of your tools. When you need to cut down panels or large workpieces you can attach the extension tables anywhere around the workbench.

here is a video i made to show some of the things it can do!

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I made it it for job site work, but i end up using it often in the workshop when i need an additional workbench, and i imagine that people working out of a small garage could use this design as well.
If anybody is interested they can buy the plans on my website, that’s how i am able to sustain developing such projects!

http://www.benchworks.be/tipstricks.html





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rustfever

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#1 posted 03-11-2013 09:13 PM

AW…SUM..
Great, well thought out.
Very usable tool.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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mafe

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 09:27 PM

You should work for Festool!
That is so brilliant.
I simply love it, if I needed a portable workstation I would buy the plans this second.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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JayT

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 09:45 PM

Too cool! Very well planned and executed.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Gary

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#4 posted 03-11-2013 11:20 PM

Madman!!! Absolutely mad.
Tool Kewl.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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GenerationWW

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#5 posted 03-11-2013 11:34 PM

That is the perfect portable and versatile work bench. Great Job and very impressive.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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blackcherry

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#6 posted 03-11-2013 11:56 PM

Aces Man!

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DouginVa

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#7 posted 03-12-2013 12:15 AM

Impressive and creative. If I ever win the lottery I’ll build an oversized workshop first, then I’ll buy all of the Festool products (except the domino thing), then I’ll build one of those devices you’ve made to haul it all around in. Must be great for taking your stuff to a job site. It’s a whole workshop in one small footprint.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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DaveMueller

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#8 posted 03-12-2013 02:15 AM

This is an incredible design….you should have patented it and then sold to Festool so that they could sell for $2000 USD.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Festool and I happen to own $4000 to $5000 worth of their tools. It is top of the line stuff and top of the line price tags. I think your bench is worth their interest to commercialize.

Great Job!

-- Dave M. - Liberty Township, Ohio

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devann

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#9 posted 03-12-2013 02:47 AM

slick, I want one.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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SawdustTX

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#10 posted 03-12-2013 04:08 AM

Brilliant! Not a Festool guy ($$$$), but more important are your smart ideas on the folding bench that could be used with any system. Nice!!

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waho6o9

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#11 posted 03-12-2013 04:23 AM

That’s crazy cool, good job Greedo!

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ZED

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#12 posted 03-12-2013 06:07 AM

Awesome. This system would work well for a guy that does not have a lot of space in his shop too!! Great Idea. I’m going to check out your websight and the plans.

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 03-12-2013 08:10 AM

Man thats a great set up and some great tools! Well done…..

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

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#14 posted 03-12-2013 11:31 AM

Thanks for the great comments guys!

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eztrigger

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#15 posted 03-12-2013 12:54 PM

VERY well thought out. doesn’t look you missed anything at all.

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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