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Old 08-21-2015, 08:49 PM   #8681
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I'm trying to design a work bench similar to the Paulk, that attaches to both my Rosseau table at the job and my General table saw at home. I'm going to order the plans and modify for my needs.
There are times its nice to use the work bench as an out feed table and times that its annoying because the table has stuff or an assembly on it.

I like that I have the sawstop on a stand now so i can roll it away from the bench and use one of those ridgid stands as an outfeed support.

When I made my workbench I didn't make the sawhorses out of ply with the shelf underneath. I could really really use that shelf. I think it would help a lot to keep things organized and tidy/efficient.

I'm planning on rebuilding the workbench in the future. This time around I'm going to use good quality/flat 1/2" birch ply and really take my time to make sure everything is perfect. The first time around I didn't take my time enough and the two sections don't sit flat for whatever reason. Some of it is probably just AC ply being AC ply.

I'm also going to add about 6 of those little kreg plates that accept the table clamps. I think being able to pop in the self adjusting table clamps would be very handy. The festool clamps are great but they require two hands and are more tedious to adjust than the kreg auto adjusting ones.

If space was not an issue I'd also go 10" depth. Mine is 8". The interior space is a lot more usable with a couple more inches to get larger tools in. I can barely get a palm sander in the space. Makes storing anything besides hand tools difficult.
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There are times its nice to use the work bench as an out feed table and times that its annoying because the table has stuff or an assembly on it.

I like that I have the sawstop on a stand now so i can roll it away from the bench and use one of those ridgid stands as an outfeed support.

When I made my workbench I didn't make the sawhorses out of ply with the shelf underneath. I could really really use that shelf. I think it would help a lot to keep things organized and tidy/efficient.

I'm planning on rebuilding the workbench in the future. This time around I'm going to use good quality/flat 1/2" birch ply and really take my time to make sure everything is perfect. The first time around I didn't take my time enough and the two sections don't sit flat for whatever reason. Some of it is probably just AC ply being AC ply.

I'm also going to add about 6 of those little kreg plates that accept the table clamps. I think being able to pop in the self adjusting table clamps would be very handy. The festool clamps are great but they require two hands and are more tedious to adjust than the kreg auto adjusting ones.

If space was not an issue I'd also go 10" depth. Mine is 8". The interior space is a lot more usable with a couple more inches to get larger tools in. I can barely get a palm sander in the space. Makes storing anything besides hand tools difficult.
Skip the plates. Keyhole the dog holes and swap out the machine screw in the Kreg clamp with a 5/16" carriage bolt. Every hole in the table has the ability to be a clamping plate. The pic shows the bench in my garage. The holes were cut with the LR32 and the keyhole was cut with the Domino and a 10mm bit set on the widest setting.
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There are times its nice to use the work bench as an out feed table and times that its annoying because the table has stuff or an assembly on it.

I like that I have the sawstop on a stand now so i can roll it away from the bench and use one of those ridgid stands as an outfeed support.

When I made my workbench I didn't make the sawhorses out of ply with the shelf underneath. I could really really use that shelf. I think it would help a lot to keep things organized and tidy/efficient.

I'm planning on rebuilding the workbench in the future. This time around I'm going to use good quality/flat 1/2" birch ply and really take my time to make sure everything is perfect. The first time around I didn't take my time enough and the two sections don't sit flat for whatever reason. Some of it is probably just AC ply being AC ply.

I'm also going to add about 6 of those little kreg plates that accept the table clamps. I think being able to pop in the self adjusting table clamps would be very handy. The festool clamps are great but they require two hands and are more tedious to adjust than the kreg auto adjusting ones.

If space was not an issue I'd also go 10" depth. Mine is 8". The interior space is a lot more usable with a couple more inches to get larger tools in. I can barely get a palm sander in the space. Makes storing anything besides hand tools difficult.
I'm in the same boat. I was assembling Version 1.0 of my paulk bench at about 2 am and didn't take proper care to flatten. I did however, make it about 10" deep which is critical for being able to put the gear your using below. It can be a real rats nest down there! Integrating the router table is critical for the next version also.
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Skip the plates. Keyhole the dog holes and swap out the machine screw in the Kreg clamp with a 5/16" carriage bolt. Every hole in the table has the ability to be a clamping plate. The pic shows the bench in my garage. The holes were cut with the LR32 and the keyhole was cut with the Domino and a 10mm bit set on the widest setting.

Innovation at its finest.

So I assume you drop the bolt down through the hole from top, do you tighten anything? Or do leave it just loose enough to slide into your keyhole?
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Innovation at its finest.

So I assume you drop the bolt down through the hole from top, do you tighten anything? Or do leave it just loose enough to slide into your keyhole?
The clamp drops in from the top. Bolt is loose enough to slide it easily. Clamp tension takes care of the rest. The key hole also allows enough clearance for other types of clamps aside from Festool. I use these Bessey clamps. Lowes carried them around here for a while and when they closed them out I bought a bunch for about $10 each.

http://www.amazon.com/Bessey-MMS-8-8...rds=bessey+mms
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Skip the plates. Keyhole the dog holes and swap out the machine screw in the Kreg clamp with a 5/16" carriage bolt. Every hole in the table has the ability to be a clamping plate. The pic shows the bench in my garage. The holes were cut with the LR32 and the keyhole was cut with the Domino and a 10mm bit set on the widest setting.
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The clamp drops in from the top. Bolt is loose enough to slide it easily. Clamp tension takes care of the rest. The key hole also allows enough clearance for other types of clamps aside from Festool. I use these Bessey clamps. Lowes carried them around here for a while and when they closed them out I bought a bunch for about $10 each.

http://www.amazon.com/Bessey-MMS-8-8...rds=bessey+mms
I am definitely going to do this.

I had bought some of those plastic jig knobs and was using those to fasten the clamps through my existing round holes. Time consuming and I broke a couple of the knobs because the clamp pulled the bolt through the plastic.
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I'm in the same boat. I was assembling Version 1.0 of my paulk bench at about 2 am and didn't take proper care to flatten. I did however, make it about 10" deep which is critical for being able to put the gear your using below. It can be a real rats nest down there! Integrating the router table is critical for the next version also.

I've just gotten used to making a habit out of screwing the two sides together and then screwing up through my steel sawhorses. That flattens out pretty good.
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Awesome! What job got you to pull the trigger? Been playing with it much yet?
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Quick impulse buy...
I had the chrome long available version (forget the brand) but it broke the first time I used it. That was before the impacts were in so I might have to look at that one, once would pay for itself.
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It's my first foray into the Dewalt line. I've had/used every other one before (makita, milwaukee, bosch).

For what I do dewalt has the best lineup of cordless tools.
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Awesome! What job got you to pull the trigger? Been playing with it much yet?
I am making shaker panels for a cabinet job. 4 are finish ends, two wall, to base, and 4 go across the back of a peninsula.

I have the Task Force router and table which is a big old POS. Since I already have the OF1400 and I like Festool, I asked Dad if I could get it and he said sure. It's way more than I need for this job, (although the Task Force would have barely done it and I wouldn't have had much fun)
but it shouldn't limit me on much of anything in the future.

Haven't even turned it on yet... I set it up late one night, and was planning to play with a few pieces. I got out the T&G bit set I bought that is adjustable, looked at it for about two minutes, and decided I needed to not try and figure out how to set that up that late at night.

I'll use it next week to make the panels so I'll play with it one night soon and figure it out before taking it to the job site.
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Dam you're on a roll first the right angle DeWalt and a dust extractor.
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I don't see the tool you packaged it with... :
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Ha..no package deal. Looks like a fair amount of popcorn ceiling to remove on a job coming up.
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Ha..no package deal. Looks like a fair amount of popcorn ceiling to remove on a job coming up.
Start with Saphire 24 or 36, work your way up to B2 or Granat 180.

A 10x12 room should take about 1.5 hours.

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