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My overkill version of a workbench and router table-e43acf92-6917-4b63-b700-e5c4445f9000_1585722503682.jpeg
I have been dealing with depression that’s bad enough to keep me from being able to work. I have always been creative so I decided to get into woodwork as a form of therapy. As part of my learning process I decided to overhaul my 20-year-old Craftsman workbench. I ended up building a new top, cutting the legs down and adding casters, adding T Track and finally including a small slot where I mounted a finish router for smaller projects. I have just enough room left to add a shop vac and dust deputy. I’m limited on space so I had to be creative. I had a great time learning and working with a buddy who taught me a lot. I’m now helping him finish his shop that he started 20 years ago but never finished due to family and life. I would say it’s therapeutic for both of us. Hope you enjoy the pics.
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that's not overkill...
it's a functional work of art...

can you elaborate more on your plans for the DC???
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thanks...

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that's not overkill...
it's a functional work of art...

can you elaborate more on your plans for the DC???
inquiring minds want to know...

thanks...
Sure! Right now my thought is to pick up the compact 5 gallon wet/dry shop vac with 6.5 hp. I believe those are the specs. It will sit on the bottom shelf to the right of the toolbox. On the right side, below my router I have a small craftsman storage container I will attach a dust deputy to. It takes up less horizontal space than a bucket.
I also mounted a powerstrip discretely under the bench on the rear of the table. I have an external on/off switch I may mount on the front side. I can get another switch that will turn the vacuum on when the router is turned on. This is a little way down the line, I have to get to some other stuff first. I will post pics when I wrap it up.
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Very nice...

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Fantastic looking router table Garrett

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Very creative and functional. Should prove to be a big help in future projects.
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Good looking build Garrett
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Really clean and functional layout, Garrett - good job! Shop furniture can be good eye candy.

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Nice job and that`s not overkill at all. I laminated 2 x 4s together for my bench.
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Nice job and that`s not overkill at all. I laminated 2 x 4s together for my bench.
Chuck can you post a picture of your work bench? Would love to see it.
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