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#271713 23-May-2020 21:53
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I have such a great lot of help from people on this forum.. That I thought it was time i contributed something.. I had noticed a few requests for info about work bench i thought I would post a few pics of my own.. 

 

I wanted a nice big one, so I used a full 2400 x 1200 sheet of marine ply.

 

The timber for the legs were free packers from Mitre 10.. Getting my Ryobi table saw to fit so I could use it both in a cross-cut and rip position.. So I made it so i could flip it either way.. I designed it is Sketch up, and it all seemed to fit well. 

 

I also drilled a series of holes in the 3 front legs, and made up some 'dogs' that are useful for holding larger pieces of timber or sheet material on the side. 

 

I later drilled a series of holes on the top where the dogs can also be used to hold pieces in place. 

 

Let me know if anyone wants any more info on the sizes etc.. I also have a plan I would be happy to share if anyone wants it.

 

Feel free to ask any questions.. 

 

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  #2490253 23-May-2020 22:21
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Nice work. I’m planning something similar build but thinking more of a Ron Paulk workbench on a mobile base.

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  #2490446 24-May-2020 12:53
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Really nice work - what's the load capacity of the casters?


 
 
 
 




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  #2490478 24-May-2020 13:40
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Hi Wazzageek.. sorry I don't remember... I got them from Bunnings and I do remember thinking at the time they should at least be able to sustain 100kg on each.. but to be honest they are - and even before I loaded up the base of the bench with all my power tools and other stuff - pretty useless. It's easy enough to push it around once the wheels are in a straight line.. but the swivel function is pretty suit.. Maybe they were just too cheap... I was pretty horrified at the cost of some..

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  #2490514 24-May-2020 15:28
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Very nice. Are you going to install a woodwork vice (even though you have holes for dogs)?





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  #2490572 24-May-2020 17:36
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wazzageek:

Really nice work - what's the load capacity of the casters?

 

 

And how do you lock it in place? Seems like the first bit of pressure in any direction would see the bench move out from under you...

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  #2490605 24-May-2020 18:17
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neb:
wazzageek:

 

Really nice work - what's the load capacity of the casters?

 

And how do you lock it in place? Seems like the first bit of pressure in any direction would see the bench move out from under you...

 

Surely he’s put lockable castors on there?





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  #2490611 24-May-2020 18:32
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eracode:

Surely he’s put lockable castors on there?

 

 

The photos aren't terribly clear but they don't look obviously lockable.

 
 
 
 




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  #2490614 24-May-2020 18:45
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🤣 Yes of course lockable wheels.. the front two are lockable.. yeah.. otherwise that would be a problem..

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  #2490616 24-May-2020 18:57
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Another way you could approach the wheels is to set them up so that when the bench is horizontal, all legs are on the floor. Then when you pick up one end, only two wheels touch the floor making it moveable like a two-wheeled wheelbarrow.





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  #2490662 24-May-2020 19:39
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eracode:

 

Another way you could approach the wheels is to set them up so that when the bench is horizontal, all legs are on the floor. Then when you pick up one end, only two wheels touch the floor making it moveable like a two-wheeled wheelbarrow.

 

 

be too heavy for that

 

give yourself a hernia every time you needed to move it




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  #2490692 24-May-2020 20:41
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eracode:

 

Very nice. Are you going to install a woodwork vice (even though you have holes for dogs)?

 

 

Hi Eracode.. I won't add a conventional vise.. I have one on another bench.. but I may use the holes system in the front legs to add a horizontal and or vertical Moxen type vice, see below.. But to be honest the leg dogs work really well and easy to just clamp stuff in place while resting on the dogs.. 

 

I actually made the bench in preparation for building our kitchen and it was great for that.. I used the dogs - with clamps - to hold all the panels that I had to edge band.. pics of that build later..  

 

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