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Heavy Duty rolling Workbench


MoTinkerGNome
MoTinkerGNome
MoTinkerGNome
MoTinkerGNome

I have been tinkering on a salvaged wooden teacher’s desk in our utility room, but I need an actual workbench. In addition to being a sturdy base for banging on stuff; I wanted 2 adjustable lights (one with a magnifier), a minimum of 4 x 110v outlets, a small vise, and storage for my larger tool boxes. I also wanted the ability to roll it around when I am working on something big, like a car, so that I can swing the lights over the engine bay.

Like most of my projects I tend to overthink them, and write it in a little notebook. I keep doodling away until I get the time and money to work on them. I started with the sketch above, although I deviated as I went, the end result wound up being both functional and good looking.

The Full Buildlog and directions are on my instructables feed.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavyduty-Workbench-Shop-Cart

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      • THE TOP IS A 2.5X5’ STEEL CASE DESK TOP 1.5 INCH THICK MDF WITH FORMICA
      • FROM THE SAME DESK THE CENTER METAL PENCIL/PAD DRAWER
      • 1 PAIR HEAVY DUTY BALL BEARING, SERVER RAILS
      • SURGE SUPPRESSOR & 12 GAUGE HEAVY DUTY EXTENSION CORD.
      • ALVIN MAGNIFIER SWING-ARM LAMP BLACK $25
      • ALVIN G2540-B SWING ARM LAMP, BLACK $18
      • OLYMPIA TOOLS 38-736 6-1/2" HOBBY WOODWORKER'S VISE $20
      • HEAVY-DUTY 5 IN. SWIVEL CASTERS WITH DOUBLE-LOCK BRAKE 600LB PER WHEEL
      • 2”X4”X8’ – 16 PREMIUM GRADE (USED 11) $3 EACH
      • 8OZ GORILLA GLUE $3.49
      • #10 2¾“ GRK UBER-GRADE CONSTRUCTION SCREWS 100CT $7.78
      • #8 1½” GRK UBER-GRADE CONSTRUCTION SCREWS 110CT $6.28
      • 1”X10”X10’ PINE BOARD $9
      • 1”X6X10” PINE BOARD $5.75
      • 3 PACK 14W CFL LIGHT BULBS $5
      • 1 FULL SHEET OF PEGBOARD $14
      • #10 WASHERS (FOR THE WHEEL SCREWS)
      • SANDPAPER

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  • very nice workbench/tool cart.
    By hot1958, on April 10, 2016

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Heavy Duty rolling Workbench

by MoTinkerGNome
Sep 11, 2015

I have been tinkering on a salvaged wooden teacher’s desk in our utility room, but I need an actual workbench. In addition to being a sturdy base for banging on stuff; I wanted 2 adjustable lights (one with a magnifier), a minimum of 4 x 110v outlets, a small vise, and storage for my larger tool boxes. I also wanted the ability to roll it around when I am working on something big, like a car, so that I can swing the lights over the engine bay. Like most of my projects I tend to overthink them, and write it in a little notebook. I keep doodling away until I get the time and money to work on them. I started with the sketch above, although I deviated as I went, the end result wound up being both functional and good looking. The Full Buildlog and directions are on my instructables feed. http://www.instructables.com/id/Heavyduty-Workbench-Shop-Cart