My portable planer works great for planing lumber to final thickness. The problem is, the short infeed and outfeed tables make it difficult to support long workpieces. So I built the extended infeed/outfeed tables for my planer shown in this photo.
This workstation has it all, a space-saving, fold-down workbench, easy-access tool rack, and plenty of storage in a wall-mounted cabinet. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
Fit a huge work area into a small space with this folding workbench. Build this solid, roll-around, folding workbench in a day with simple hardware and only two sheets of plywood.
This is a basic plan from which to build a very strong and versatile work bench with lots of room to work. A pegboard can be added easily for extra storage and hanging tools.
Building a portable wood workbench, including diagrams, instructions. …
I finally built my version of Bob and Dave Keys Good, Fast, Cheap Workbench. Here is a picture of it in use for the first project after its completion. I am obviously not used to using a tool tray yet.
Putting a new spin on finishing your projects. Painting a door is one of those projects that always seems to take twice as long as it should. That is because after painting one side of the door, you have to let the paint dry before you can turn the door over to paint the other side. To get around this problem ShopNotes Editor, Phil Huber, came up with a simple solution. He built a couple of support stands that hold the door without touching it, allowing you to paint both sides at one time.
Making use of a miter saw or planer is often a compromise. For a long time I simply set one or the other on the top of my workbench, setting up makeshift supports when I needed to work with long stock. But this dual tool station allows me to make better use of both tools without tying up my bench. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.