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The Ultimate Carpenter's Work Bench

comments (5) May 12th, 2011 in Project Gallery
crpaulk crpaulk, member

SketchUp Model of Work Bench
Completed Work Bench
SketchUp Model of Work BenchClick To Enlarge

SketchUp Model of Work Bench

Photo: Ron Paulk

After more than two decades of carpentry, I decided to design and build a portable carpenter's work bench that worked. It needed to be 4x8, take under 5 minutes to set up, be sturdy, and help me do better work. I have been using it for a year now and can say on all accounts it is a success. Check out this video of it posted on YouTube as The Ultimate Carpenter's Work Bench.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJoGTf6KL8s

 


Design or Plan used: My own design - Ron Paulk
posted in: Project Gallery, finish carpentry

Comments (5)

woodnapple woodnapple writes: Very functional and modular design. easy to dismantle.Clean Lines. I want one Too! Andy
Posted: 5:15 pm on November 6th

JeanPaul1945 JeanPaul1945 writes: I really like this work table. A vey practical and very nice designe.
Posted: 10:27 am on October 3rd

rgppcw rgppcw writes: Ron,

Interesting. Do you have any details showing how the table saw attaches to the bench?

Also liked the video of your shop trailer. I am about to set one up. I design and build custom wine cellars, and travel a lot. I really need to become very mobile, as I spend less and less time in my shop and more on the road. Can't set it up exactly like yours, but a lot of the features I can incorporate. Can you tell me the interior dimensions of your trailer?

Good job!

Ron P. -
Posted: 4:16 pm on June 24th

crpaulk crpaulk writes: Matt,
The sketchUp model saved many hours and much wood. I would go far as to say that the bench would not exist without SketchUp.
Thanks,
Ron
Posted: 11:36 pm on May 12th

TheTimberTailor TheTimberTailor writes: Ron,
Interesting concept... and nice work on the SketchUp model!

Matt
Posted: 11:28 pm on May 12th

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