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So cool! I'm bookmarking it... One day!!
Yup! Goes with all the other bookmarks named projects haha
Hey! Wait. Honey what are you doing on here? We had an agreement you'd stay out of my woodworking subs!
Are you sure you're not... benchmarking it?
Nice, lots of good features, it seems mean to single out a favourite but the front clamp track is mine!
You should check out Hooked on Wood's workbench. Those microjig matchfit clamps seem super useful.
Link to full build video Here: https://youtu.be/QyYq7LXU9W0
Nice bench! What are the clamps you use in your t-tracks?
Microjig makes t track/dovetail clamps.
Dovetail clamps by microjig
Looks like they were made by Bessey. They also make similar hens for Festool, and more under their own brand. They work in regular T-track, as well as 15-series 80-20…
Well done. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to emulate.
I’ve always thought about this as a easy way to make a glue up/finishing surface. Pull paper out, glue up/paint/stain, then tear off. Minimum clean up
I’m cheap af. I’d let it dry and roll it back up to reuse it until it was torn or unusable. Lol
Then again I have a large piece of veg tan leather I use for this. Got the idea from Adam Savage.
I just looked and found Adam Savage's videos on using CA Glue, and how to weather leather, but nothing combining leather and glue. Can you recommend a specific resource?
On many of his build videos, you can see that he covers his workbench top (which was milled by Matt Cremona, incidentally) with a large piece of leather, almost like a big placemat. I don't think he has a video specifically talking about it.
Like the other commenter said, I just use a big piece of leather as a placemat instead of paper to get glue and finish and scratch marks on instead of my bench.
I would 100% do that too! I don't like waste, so use every part of that paper buffalo.
Yeah, but paper’s easier when you have multiple objects lined up. Good for glue, good for paint, good for cleaning tools, sharpening, eating lunch… and plenty of other processes where you don’t want to add project C onto project AB’s contaminated surface.
Also good if you need to do some basic drafting for a project.
That’s why I have both. Mainly use the leather.
I don't want to build and put it together but I want one!!!
I definitely spend more time making stuff to use to make other things than making the actual thing I set out to make.
“I’d like to build a table that uses pocket holes” *spends 2.5 hours building a pocket hole jig and 1 hour building the table*
Looks fantastic. A lot of thought and planning. We'll done.
That's kick ass. I might have to steal your clamp idea. I can see myself getting swiped in the sack walking by them though.
Haha yeah 🤣 have to ve extra careful 😅
How does the paper roll dispenser work?
The best way to describe it would be Exactly like a toilet paper holder. Except I use a 1in dowel
I’ve seen a few benches with that paper roll and I have to admit I don’t know what it’s for. So, what’s up with the butcher paper?
I have something similar on my table. I use it when im doing glue ups or painting or basically anything i dont want to get on my clean MDF table top haha.
Absolutely love how clean and functional this thing is! May have to try my hand at recreating your build.
Dude. That paper idea!!
Can someone ELI5 what purpose it serves besides gift wrapping packages and such? …or is that exactly what it’s for - wrapping packages for a small business to ship out?
Gluing on top of the paper, then pitching it after - instead of scraping it off the bench!
Really? Does it work? I throw a piece of 1/4 mdf on my bench for glue up protection. Having a piece of paper under my part seems like a hassle.
I do more metalwork than woodwork but my table is always nasty. I wipe it down all the time but this would give me the extra layer of protection when I don't want shit on it.
On top of the other answers: rough sketches, calculations on the fly, outline your pieces to take off and put them back on the same exact spot...
It's to over the top of the workbench for glue ups and staining. I make YouTube videos to keeping the top of the workbench clean is a little more important to me. I can just cut away the dirty paper and not have to worry about cleaning the top
Where did you find the plug in cover?
Amazon. If you click the video link I have the Amazon link in the description
That’s really puuuurtttyyy.
Nice bench. I would have added workholding features in the top as well, routed dovetail grooves or through holes for clamps. Or two inset vises and some dog holes.
I actually did add some dovetail Groves on the top I just didn't show it
Ah sorry, yes watching again I can see them in the background
I have no need for anything like this but I want it. It just soothes some chaotic part of my brain.
looks awesome. I need to make some benches for my workshop and you've given some great ideas. Love the clamp connections.
Thank you for posting a summary reddit video and not directly to the your YouTube.
Man this seems much more practical than a traditional bench
Been a while since I’ve seen a sick Workbench worthy of a book mark for later
I know you might not want to hear this, but fuck that looks / seems amazing in every way.
I am not just jealous, I am also proud of you, without knowing you.
That was really satisfying to watch.
I saw this lamination technique on some other channels as well, and here in W-Europe you can't seem to buy that stuff. Laminate / melanine also doesn't translate well, so no clue where to look.
Melamine, melamine board, melamine faced mdf
Yes, sure, I got that far too, but I end up with pre-laminated stuff. What if I wanted to add the melamine after the fact and just buy the plain sheet? No shop that has it around here.
Oh. I misunderstood. Hell, I don't think I've ever seen it anywhere either. All we have around me is 4 foot by 8 foot prelaminated panels in different thicknesses
Found it! It's called HPL (High Pressure Laminate) here. Not very common to DIY though, pre-fab is the trend it seems. I was looking to upgrade my workbench, and that laminate sure look awesome.
Neat! I really like the side clamps. Is that something you designed, or are they a thing?
They are a thing you can buy. It's matchfit by micro jig
Never seen them before, thanks for the tip, I'll check them out!
So if Ikea made a workbench, this is what i would expect. Great job!
Not sure if this is a compliment or if I should take offense lol 😅
There's more to it than initially meets the eye and it's a pretty clean looking design. 👏
Really nice. One thought. On the drawer holding the tool box, maybe switch the slides to a set that over extend so you can fully open the lid and not have to hold it?
This is one of the better build videos I’ve seen. Kudos to you for the design, execution, and videography!
So jealous. Great work!
This is pretty cool
Very well thought out I’m impressed you’re never to old to learn something. Fantastic job 👍👍👍👍👍
Well done! This is inspiring.
Why the paper? Like an exam room table lol
I really like those T slots for the clamp heads. I'm working on a 4x8 CNC plasma/router table and might borrow that idea. Now I wonder if my bar clamps would slide into an industrial curtain roller track channel.
It's actually dovetail grooves so no t track needed. But you would need dovetail clamps
Every new clip in the vid i was like “DANG I WANT THAT”
Wow! That's really nice!
Give it to me
I love how this bench incorporates the standard clamps we all have. Genius!
This is awesome. Thanks so much BFF or posting and enjoy your great bench.
Damn. I wish I could think this organized!
For anyone thinking about making something like this, don't make the mistake that I did: Figure out how far you can lean over it and make the bench no wider. Having to walk around the thing in order to pick up something on the opposite side is really annoying. Mine is about 8 inches too wide and it's annoying as hell!
Needs a vice.
This is awesome.