knock down work station

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Project by khamm posted 07-14-2013 12:25 PM 58856 views 52 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this from a set of plans in Shop Notes
My workshop is in a dark, humid basement and I love to bring my work out to the patio. I keep the bench in the shed and now can enjoy spring days outside. It has worked out really well, particularly for breaking down sheet goods. Very solid. Photo #3 is what I had been using.


-- Keith H. I don't need more gadgets; I need more skills

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#1 posted 07-14-2013 12:50 PM

Nice set-up!

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#2 posted 07-14-2013 12:56 PM

Good idea! Looks like you live right in town, based on the photos. I’m a recovering Bostonian.

-- John from Hampstead

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#3 posted 07-14-2013 01:15 PM

Neat but the item in photo 3 is tried and trued!

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#4 posted 07-14-2013 01:57 PM

I’ve been thinking about making a set of those ever since I saw them on their website. Very nice, compact, and looks very strong

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#5 posted 07-14-2013 01:57 PM

There are times I wish I was a recovering Bostonion

-- Keith H. I don't need more gadgets; I need more skills

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#6 posted 07-14-2013 02:03 PM

Nice man! I like that they are adjustable. What are your two working height measurements?
I really like that (concrete?) bench in the last pic. Something you’ve made or purchased?

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#7 posted 07-14-2013 02:18 PM

very nice idea, but does it rock side to side?

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#8 posted 07-14-2013 02:26 PM

Nice job!

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#9 posted 07-14-2013 02:53 PM

LOL made the same thing for my garage about 2 months ago. Love em and now the son wants one.

I like that they knock down and I can hang them on the wall.

Woodcox: the two heights are for a workbench height and then a low height for say working on chairs or tables.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#10 posted 07-14-2013 03:41 PM

Smart idea

-- Eric

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#11 posted 07-14-2013 03:46 PM

they do not rock. I had anticipated cutting a relief curve one the two down sides, but have not needed it.

-- Keith H. I don't need more gadgets; I need more skills

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#12 posted 07-15-2013 01:00 AM

I built the exact same thing a few months ago and it is very useful. I also built the worktop and planer stand with outfeed supports shown in the magazine as well. Yours looks nicer than mine as the plywood I used tore out when I looked at it!

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#13 posted 07-15-2013 02:23 AM

Those look pretty useful! Do you recall which issue of Shop Notes they were in?

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#14 posted 07-15-2013 03:03 AM

Ahhh Boston, great place to visit; except in the winter…...or the summer, parts of spring and most of fall. Other than those times, a lovely time can be had.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#15 posted 07-15-2013 05:03 AM

Exactly what I need. Thank you for posting.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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