Just finished my new workbench project. I built the top based off Ron Paulk's workbench top from his plans (yes, I bought the plans) that sit on a fixed structure with lockable casters design that I took from Jay Bates's version of his Ron Paulk workbench. Like Jay Bates I too didn't have a need for a portable workbench and I liked the simplicity of Jay Bates' design.
Thanks Jay. Hope you don't mind me copying your design idea 🙂
Finally, I put my own spin by reducing the overall table top size to 3' X 6'. I didn't want the full 4' x 8' top fearing it'll block too much space in my garage.
– The Ron Paulk style top and its torsion frame is all in 3/4" birch plywood (Lowes)
– Kept the dog holes 4" on center and turned out perfect with the reduced dimensions of 3' x 6'.
– I drilled the dog holes with woodcraft 3/4" forstner bit. 1 bit went all the way without dulling.
– Fixed frame is 2×4 lumber (Home Depot stock pine)
– Frame's legs are 2×6
– Casters are 4" lockable (Home Depot at $10 a pop)
I've shared some other details in the video including some observations and "issues" that you may find helpful if you plan on constructing your version of this bench.
I'll try to answer any questions promptly but please bear with me if you don't get a response right away.
Hope you like the video. Thanks for watching.