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Old 10-09-2014, 05:42 PM
kryptix kryptix is offline
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Default EZ Adapted Workbench?

I just ran across this article on fine woodworking and I'm really intrigued by their bench design...

This seems like the perfect bench to make on the EZ system because of how well it breaks down sheet goods (while having some difficulties with thick hardwoods like for a traditional maple bench unless you have a monster circular saw). I'm thinking of adapting those plans by making the top a full 96 inches (or probably 95 after trimming and squaring sheets), then putting SME rails on the two short ends for a bridge but only running the rails half way on one side so that I can put a vise on that side. To make it stable I guess I'd have to run the base out to 72 inches to keep the proportions the same?

I'm thinking a Melamine top would work better than regular MDF and I guess especially if I get 1" Melamine I wouldn't mind cutting a bit of a kerf into it where the bridge and rails will go.

Bolt on some of these and I can move it around too, and since my floor isn't level maybe I'll need some levelers too... That or invest in some self leveling pour for the garage...
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:13 PM
sean9c sean9c is offline
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Take a look at Ron Paulk's bench.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:33 AM
kryptix kryptix is offline
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That is pretty interesting, also for a space limited shop it would be a great space saver because I could break it down when I'm not using it and shove it by the wall.

The EZ One will already be taking up a lot of space so this could definitely have it's place.

Has anyone built one? Does it stand up to hand planing etc?
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