I need to build a workbench – but it needs to be easy-breakdown portable. I am looking to build it completely with only joinery – no fasteners (if I choose to add a vice, I understand I will probably have to make an exception).
In my head, I am picturing two legs, connected by a through mortise and tenon with pins. On top of each of the legs, I would have a rail that would set into a dado on the underside of the table top (constructed as a single laminated piece).
If anyone can picture this, how stable would this be?
If it is unstable, any thoughts on how to obtain better stability?
This guy did a series on a folding workbench that is like the P.S. workbench.
the question is why does it need to be disassembled and why would you want to make it without fasteners? Paul’s video series on the large workbench shows how to build a portable one using wedged legs and bolts. I don’t think it will be worth the hassle only because.
Thanks for the ideas guys. Yes, those are pretty much what I was thinking about. Knew I came to the right place!
David, to answer your question, I live in an apartment; no garage. The only place I would be able to work would be outside. I need something I can put away everyday after I am done working with it. So I would like it to be something straight forward and simple that just breaks down quickly, not something I need to get wrenches out and disassemble every time. I felt simple joinery would give me the best possibility of this.
Thanks again everyone.
hey Mike i needed a break down bench so i built a version of the Ron Paulk bench to fit my needs i’ll enclose a short youtube video i did some time ago when i built mine,video has no sound on it but you can get an idea of the build, i used a lot of power tools on this as this was built before i found out how much more fun could be had with hand tools ,this would be very easy to build with hand tools.
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