Work Bench Build
Ok...here it is, my work bench project. The drawers slide in and out from both sides of the bench. I got this idea from a video Thom Rider posted on You Tube. The bench will be in the middle of the floor and I can access the drawers from both sides.
I haven't decided what to do with the middle yet. I'm thinking a shelf in the middle to help support and fix the slight bowing of the drawer frame. I want to store my HF belt & Disk Sander, and my Delta small belt sander. May put doors in the middle too.
I bought a 12 plug power strip on sale at HF for 17.99, ands will mount it on the front of the bench.
The retractable casters is my idea. I watched several Videos online, and didn't find any other ideas I liked. I wanted it simple, without a bunch of levers or hinges to get in the way. The bottom part of the caster assembly slide up and down the legs in dado grooves, and the cam system is two 3/4 plywood circles glued and screwed together with a 1" square tubing to turn with a crescent wrench.
I wanted to utilize a bunch of old stuff I had laying around, so it isn't real spit and polished, but it's just a work bench and not real concerned with aesthetics.
Let me know what you think, and what I might do to improve the design. I haven't decided yet what to do about a top. I have to stay around a 2" thickness, to keep the height in line with the height of my TS, so it can be used as an out feed too.
Last edited by tchara; 08-11-2015 at 01:02 PM.