My Version of the Paulk Workbench

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Project by ZiggyZ posted 05-16-2013 12:41 AM 31284 views 42 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone!

Here are a couple snapshots of my nearly complete Paulk Workbench 2.

I purchased the plans for $10.00 from Ron at Got the plans the same day and made up my material list. I got started on it last weekend and have about 10 hours in it. I modified the plans in a couple areas but the most dramatic one was from the original size of 4×8 to my version which is 3×6’6”. I did this for weight reduction and for my own needs, didnt see the necessity for the full size. This project was really fun to build and I think it will be great to use in the near future. It is extremely solid and with the tablesaw and router table integrated, it is very versatile for the jobsites. I made mine from 1/2” birch plywood for the bench portion, 3/4” birch ply on the saw horses, and the router table fence from 3/4” MDF. 1” pocket screws and wood glue hold it all together.

I still need to cut the miter slots in, add the nylon sawhorse straps, the router fence dust collector adaptor for my Fein Turbo1, sand, and finish with wipe on poly which I expect to have all finished within the next few days. If you are looking for a mobile workbench, I highly recommend Ron’s plans.

All told, I spent:

-$60 for the Kreg router table insert.
-$120 for the 1/2” and 3/4” birch plywood
-$10 for hinges and screws
-$6 for 1” EMT Conduit for the table saw extensions
-$20 for the knobs and bolts that connect the 2 sections and for the router table fence.

Thanks for looking and let me know if you have any questions!



I’ve added a few more pictures including some shots of the conduit table saw support. Simply pull them out and place the table saw on the rails. Weight alone holds the saw in place and as stated below, deflection is minimal with weight placed on the conduit.

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 01:02 AM

That looks very nice and useful

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 01:42 AM

great job

-- Joel

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 02:08 AM

That is TOO COOL!!

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 02:20 AM

Thanks for the comments!

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 04:08 AM

Nice work! How does the table saw attach to the table. It looks really sturdy, but almost seems to defy gravity.

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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#6 posted 05-16-2013 07:24 AM

Wow really cool, what brand of table saw is that? It looks compact yet sturdy. Well done.

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

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#7 posted 05-16-2013 08:36 AM

What a great job site set-up!!!

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#8 posted 05-16-2013 12:07 PM

Very well done!

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#9 posted 05-16-2013 12:07 PM

Michael J- The table saw sits on (2) 1” EMT conduit extensions that pull out from the workbench. You pull them out and they extend 4’ into the bench. I fab’d some runners that attach to the tablesaw sides that then sit on top of the conduit.

ZED- The table saw is the Bosch GTS1031.


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#10 posted 05-16-2013 12:08 PM

Looks great! I just finished his Miter Stand a few days ago and I like it. Building it required a fair amount of modifications to fit my Dewalt saw over his FS Kapex.

Did this plan have all the rabbets and dados in it? I know just about every edge had them on the miter stand. I’m thinking I should have saved that time and went with pocket hole screws. Is that what you did?

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#11 posted 05-16-2013 12:51 PM

This is a real interesting workbench and it’s the fist time I’ve seen this design. It has a lot of features and looks like it would be real handy to have in the shop. You did a very nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 05-16-2013 01:29 PM

I really like this bench. Well done sir.

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#13 posted 05-16-2013 01:31 PM

Nice workbench and great job! We need a couple more photos! Especially one without the table saw in place and the EMT shown pulled out and pushed in! What is on the bottom of the bench?

-- Dennis, WV

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#14 posted 05-16-2013 01:39 PM

I had to make some mods as well for my Bosch tablesaw. The plans I bought from Ron are the new version 2 he released. There are not any rabbets or dadoes on the new plans, just pocket screws which made assembly very straightforward.

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#15 posted 05-16-2013 01:40 PM

I will take some more close ups and add them this evening!

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