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1148 days ago
I had an old table out in the shop. No legs, someone had cut them off long ago. I also had a few benchtop tools needing a “home’ to work at. I also had a pair of old sawhorses taking up space. Hmmm. Maybe a “marriage” is in order? I placed the top on the horses, screwed some plywood scraps to both the legs ( hobbled the horses?) and to the sides of the tabletop. Next, a couple 1xs across the horses to make a couple lower shelves (more on that later). Now, to power the tools (toys) up. A hole was drilled in the center of the table, and a double outlet box installed. An eight foot pigtail cord was dropped down the hole and wired to the two outlets in the box.
Tools: along one side, my old Craftsman lathe was bolted down. The lower shelf below is angled so that lathe shavings will just slide right to the floor ( or a box)
An old machinist vise was mounted at the end of this side of the table. Beside it is a 6” dual wheel grinder.
Turn the corner and there is a benchtop drill press. Next to it, and on the corner, is my old Craftsman three wheel Bandsaw. These last two tools can work together. The table on one will help support work pieces on the other tool. Above the table is a dual 48” shop light. Power for the light comes from over haed.
I can just walk around this table, going from tool to tool as needed. Since I can ( usualy) only use one at a time, not much strain on the breaker. That second lower shelf? It sit in front of the drillpress/bandsaw area. I keep bits and other “helpers” on that shelf.
Just my shop.
-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use