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Onboard Paulk Workbench with Biesmeyer

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Project by Navaar posted 11-14-2013 02:40 PM 6777 views 29 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Guys,
My first post, just wanted to show off my new workbench. I have a small garage, but always wanted a big cabinet saw with a biesmeyer style fence. But simply didn’t have the space or budget. After seeing Ron Paulk’s excellent video series (and purchasing his plans, money well spent!), I decided to build my own. The bench can be easily dismantled and stored if I need to use the garage for a car. Having the wide rip capacity is great. It’s also remarkable stable & accurate. I also appricate the smaller footprint of having the saw onboard rather than hanging off the back.
Special thanks to Ron Paulk www.paulkhomes.com for the inspiration & to the guys at Very Super Cool Tools www.vsctools.com for the fence.

The saw is a Dewalt 745, the router lift is a Jessem, The router fence is made from some oak flooring I had left (It’s still to be finished, I still need to add a micro-adjuster.)

Hope you like.





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#1 posted 11-14-2013 02:54 PM

Very, very cool! Nicely done.

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 02:58 PM

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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

Very nice. Ron would be proud. I bought his plans also for my projects.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 11-14-2013 03:48 PM

Wow, great use of your small space. Even better that could can break it down and store it as necessary. Nice work!!! ... and welcome to LJ

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 04:45 PM

Great Job! I love that fence. If I didn’t have the Vega already I would’ve bought that fence in a heartbeat

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#6 posted 11-14-2013 05:17 PM

Great set up…. All them bench dogs should serve you well.

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

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#7 posted 11-14-2013 07:54 PM

Great idea and great use of your space.

Well done mate.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#8 posted 11-14-2013 08:31 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

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#9 posted 11-14-2013 09:50 PM

It’s great to see your bench. I’m working on a similar project using Ron Paulk’s concept but with a lot of built in storage and mobility using casters. I’m not using his plans so much but I bought a set anyway just to pay my tribute to his creative thinking.

Garry

http://lumberjocks.com/GarryP/blog/38229

-- Garry, North Carolina woodworker and engineer - The journey you're preparing for has already begun.

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 12:31 AM

excellent set-up and well thought out for your needs…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#11 posted 11-15-2013 04:52 AM

Really cool setup. Great job. I am jealous of your fence. I can imagine it on my ridgid 4512. One day maybe.

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 06:41 AM

Wow…very nice

-- Vince

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#13 posted 11-15-2013 02:56 PM

Really nice! I am looking at doing the same thing. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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#14 posted 11-15-2013 03:04 PM

That a really nice workbench table saw router set up.

Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 11-15-2013 07:29 PM

thanks for posting, I as-well have little space and a small saw, I might give this a go

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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