|Project by DanTheLumberJockMan||posted 09-05-2008 05:33 AM||16597 views||134 times favorited||34 comments|
It’s finally done. I’ve been working on this bench for months now. It took a long time because it really does perform many different functions in the shop.
A Workbench (duh)
A downdraft table
An air filter
An outfeed table
A finishing table (due to the roll of paper on the end :)
Storage for saw blades, biscuits, etc.
It has a vise for clamping as well as dog holes and Kreg clamps (the blue things in the corners)
It provides electricity to the table saw, the router table, and anything else I care to plug in to it.
I looked at a lot of benches and took all the best ideas I saw and made one bench that does it all. It’s very heavy, but it has two wheels so you can lift up one end and roll it (slowly).
You can see in the second picture that there is a squirrel-cage fan in the bottom that sucks air through the downdraft holes. The air is filtered by the two filters you see in the middle (the sloping shelves are off in this photo). One filter catches the large stuff, the other is a more expensive filter that can clean up the air down to a couple of microns. The table actually acts like an air filter when it’s running.
It’s just made out of birch ply pocket screwed together, but the top is 1 3/4” maple and the drawer fronts are maple. The whole thing is coated with wipe-on polyurethane.
-- Dan, San Diego, CA