Garage & Work van remodel
Several weeks ago someone here posted a link to Ron Paulk's Workbench 2. My brother told me about him several years ago, at the time I wasn't interested. This time my circumstances had changed as well as the workbench has been improved. So I decided to build one... or two. That was the start of a complete overhaul!
About 8 years ago when I moved into this house I built a 3'x6' table to inset my DW745 table saw. Some time later I saw a video of a woodworker with 12"x8'x4" torsion boxes on sawhorses with a 12"x48" top. The two torsion boxes were only 12" wide so they can slide around on the saw horses, one was melamine for glueing and painting on, the other was partical board, for cutting on. This setup worked well but left my shop rather crowded.
This version of the Paulk bench has an integrated router table and table saw support! So I decided to use my existing saw horses and built new torsion boxes, Paulk style, to replace the ones I had before. (sorry I can't remember who to give credit to for the idea I used on my original bench). By integrating the table saw support, I completely eliminated the table saw table, freeing up LOTS of sqft.
While researching the Workbench I watched a lot of Paulk's Youtube videos. This lead me to watching lots of other people's Youtube channels and to see his design for the Total Station, a 3'x6' version centered around a miter saw. I decided to build this too! I used it on Friday to trim a bathroom remodel I'm finishing and WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!! This is my first time doing trim without having the miter saw set on the ground or a 24" tall painter's platform.
I'll include current photos in this post, showing my progress so far. The next post will have photos of my previous setup and another post of my van's transformation.