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Double Flip Top Workbench (Part 1 of 3)

I decided to replace my old workbench with a fancy new one. The new design has dual flipping stations built in for stationary tools like my planer. This way, I have a big flat workbench most of the time, and access to some heavier tools within seconds when I need them.

Here is a link to the plans I made for this bench:

Note: They aren't full step-by-step plans, they are more like a diagram with dimensions and a cut list.

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Some design inspiration came from:

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40 Comments

  1. Really great build and video! Ha, on the last bench I built, I had the same issue, it was really hot that day and the glue really started setting up on me. Panic mode! Trying to get everything in place and clamped. But it worked.

    BTW, I think the flip top approach is very efficient and clever.

  2. Nice job! Can’t wait to see part 2.

  3. It’s no fun when you think everything is going well, then suddenly you have to start racing against the ticking clock!

  4. Da sieht man mal, wieviel Arbeit in so einem Projekt steckt. Du hast das super gemacht!!!

  5. That’s pretty slick. Can’t wait to see part 2.

  6. Thanks Chris, I’m mostly done with editing it. Should be out in a day or two.

  7. Danke!

  8. I love building…but I love editing the video just as much lol. Take care!

  9. Nice job. Sub’d

  10. i noticed that the saw came back out a little after you returned it, a positive return on the RAS would add safety, use a weight on a cable through a pulley on the wall, even adjusting the saw for level front to back would use gravity to hold the carriage back, I like the dust collection you put on it

  11. Thanks for the reminder Tom. I used to have a bungie cord hold it back, but I never liked it and took it off when I redid the top and fence. I might have to try out your weight idea.

  12. One Man Band Woodworks

    Good on ya mate, I just subscribed- check me out sometime too.

  13. I just checked out your channel and we compelled to subscribe. Nice work.

  14. if your doing those through holes with a router, get the bottom one lined up then when that’s all hogged out simply drill a hole through and use a router bit with a bearing on it it will follow the hole you have hogged out.

  15. Great idea. That would have been much easier and cleaner than my way.

  16. Great video! New sub here!

  17. gotta love the lightweight wood they have in America

  18. Good joinery 🙂

  19. Thanks Jay Bates! I definitely took some inspiration from you in that department.

  20. Claterpult Workshop

    Great looking progress. My dads version is “if it doesn’t work, hit it with a bigger hammer”.

  21. Norwegian Amateurvideo

    If that was made with norwegian pine, you’ll need a hoisting device.

  22. I watched circa 3:52 twice. It would do well with a nice Tarantella dance gig sound track 😉

  23. And if it was made of black ironwood, it would be heavier still.
    Of course, the only question that matters is, “is it heavy enough to perform it’s intended function?”

  24. Spicy_Penguin 22

    yeah, my grandad is similar, “if what ever you try first doesnt work, swear at it, then hit it with a hammer”

  25. Interesting building… I can’t wait to see more! Cheers!!!

  26. Perfectly perfectly perfectly LMAO

  27. awwwwww

  28. GREAT VIDEO. Love that flow.

  29. Thanks!

  30. Godwin Oliver O. Delica

    What pocket hole jig are you using?

  31. That is the Porter Cable 560 Quikjig. http://amzn.to/2tj1KrI

  32. Godwin Oliver O. Delica

    How unique instead of just a Kreg K4.

  33. Claterpult Workshop john heisz thought so too

  34. I’ve never used the Kreg, so I can’t say anything about it, but I love my Porter Cable. There is zero setup to it.

  35. Александр ForestLamp

    That’s pretty slick. Can’t wait to see part 2.

  36. It’s funny: My Dad’s line to me was “There’s nothing mechanical that cannot be forced”. 🙂

  37. That’s a good one too!

  38. i just found *TopFineWoodworking. Com* and the plans on there are so amazingly laid out and well thought i don’t know what I would do without them now

  39. Rivertown Woodcraft

    Great video man, editing, descriptive narration, everything. Subscribed!

  40. Thanks, welcome aboard!

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