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Project by TheDKcreations posted 264 days ago 1662 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In an effort to streamline my work flow, I needed a good place to set up my sliding compound miter saw and router table; as well as a bench that is easily tucked away and movable. Previously, the tools were put in a most inconvenient place – a shelf that collects things and buries them. I have had this plan in my head for a few years but never had the chance to perfect it. It is pretty much done. I tried to maximize the space by adding drawers and shelving as well as some functionality with doors and vacuum system. The case, drawers and doors are made from pre-finished 3/4” birch plywood. The top is made of MDF and trimmed with painted pine. It was built in the winter of 2012. All and all the build was a success. Just like anything, there could be some improvements, but it gets the job done and makes cleanup a breeze. Everything has a place to go.

-- DK





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aussiedave

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#1 posted 264 days ago

That is a great bench and you have achieved everything you wanted from a bench….well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 264 days ago

first of all, WELCOME TO LUMBERJOCKS!!!!!!!!!!

Very nice, DK. I love it. It is nice to finally put all those ideas on paper and create the product that fills your needs so well.
That is as sweet combo cabinet that you can move where you need it!!!!!

.................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 264 days ago

Jim +1.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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eztrigger

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#4 posted 264 days ago

I really like that vacuum setup and the mobility of the thing. well done

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

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James

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#5 posted 263 days ago

Once I’m finished with a project like this, I like to install way too many t-tracks and fixtures. I like the router table too. How sturdy are the wings?

-- James - Semper Fi

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steliart

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#6 posted 263 days ago

Very nice combination of the two power tools on one workbench
Kudos

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

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TheDKcreations

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#7 posted 263 days ago

Thanks all. I appreciate the kind remarks. James, the wings are really strong. Each wing is held up by a piano hinge and the triangles are held up by 2 heavy duty door hinges that were bolted to the case. It exceeded my expectations.

-- DK

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JHIM

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#8 posted 236 days ago

this is incredicle..i love it! welcome brother

-- "the hard jobs will take a while..the impossible will take a bit longer"

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