Tag: workbench

In-Ground Scissor Lift Workbench

This project is cool. It's just cool. It's also involved. Very involved. The results speak for themselves, however. Member TomBuilder at HomemadeTool.net built this pneumatic-powered scissor lift table right in his garage. He even dug out a section of the concrete and installed the table in the ground so it sat flush with the floor when not in use. Genius. TomBuilder | YouTube As you can see the build requires a fair bit of metalworking. Made mostly of angle iron and steel plating, the frame was constructed before any digging was done. The lift functions on pneumatic actuators and can be operated via a remote…

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Easy DIY Workbench

It's time to trade in my wobbly craft table for a real workbench! This easy DIY workbench design costs only about $100 …AND can be built with just one cutting tool! It's perfect for beginners that are looking for that first woodworking project and the end result is something you'll get a lot of use from and you can customize in the future.

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Folding Workbench for Space-challenged Shops

Not everyone has a massive shop to work in. It's likely that, if you're reading this, you probably have a bit of a space problem. Don't we all! Whether we have to share our space with another person or a whole bunch of "we'll get to it someday" storage items, we could all benefit from a little more space. This handy little build from the lovely and talented Elisha over at Pneumatic Addict can really save you a ton of space (assuming you're not doing anything too heavy-duty). She starts with a design from American Woodworking Magazine (now Popular Woodworking Magazine), which uses plenty of…

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Under-shelf Jar Storage for Small Hardware

No matter how hard you try, little hardware pieces always seem to end up in a junk drawer or open box where you prick your hand anytime you have to sift through it just to find the right size washer or nut. Here's a storage idea that re-purposes those plastic jars you tend to collect in the trash while also putting to work that useless space under your last shelf. Screw the lids under a shelf, load up your jars with whatever small bits you need storing and twist the jar onto its lid. The jars will hang from their own caps, screwed into the…

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