This is my latest project, a modular workbench with great storage capacity that can also be used as a mobile tool stand. Here's the 3D file you'll find in the plans
that you can buy on my website. It's built using the same system as the woodworking bench I made, but this one is smaller, about 1m long and 60cm deep. Rather than making it by cutting away, we'll
be joining parts together. Making a modular bench was my first idea when I built the multipurpose bench, and since some of you have requested plans for a similar but smaller bench that can be adapted for use in workshops with limited space, I've decided to go ahead and make one. Since it's modular, you can try different
combinations. You can make just one, two that are separate or joined, three or even four. For now I'll build two, though later I might
make more. In this first video I'll show you how to make
the bench frame and cabinets. First I'll cut all the parts for the frame
following the cutting list with leftover pieces of hard plywood I had lying around in my workshop.
I'll mark them with a reference number to
make the process easier. Now I'll glue together all the pieces that
make up each part of the frame with the help of a piece of plywood acting as a jig to position the pieces and using a nail gun and clamps. I'll sand the inner parts now that it's more
convenient and drill holes for the bench dogs. I make sure the tenons and mortises are okay, and then I can put the frame together. I use some wood glue and put the clamps in place, without tightening them too much I'll do that once they're all in place. Finally, I wipe off any excess glue and make sure the frames are square. We needn't tighten the clamps too much, as that could deform the frame. With a hand plane I shave down any excess wood on the tenons and sand down the frame edges. I drill some more holes for the threaded inserts, which will allow me to join the modules together.
Now I'll cut out the bench cabinets. I make sure they're the proper size and cut grooves that will act as guides for the slides. This will take a while with the table saw
without a dado blade or a router, but little by little, I cut all the grooves. I use a piece of laminate flooring as a jig
to cut the ends of the groove. I cut half of the grooves and turn the pieces to cut the other half. It would be dangerous to cut them on the same
side because the disc would be too far from the saw fence. Before I continue, I'll use this opportunity
to sand down the inner surfaces, and now I can put the modules together.
I'll use biscuits, though screws could work
as well. Once the glue is dry, I can join the modules and the frame together. I'll use wood glue this time as well, but,
again, screws could work too. It's important to start placing clamps between the legs and the modules to avoid bending the legs. When the glue is dry, I remove the clamps
and wipe off any excess glue. Now I'll glue together these pieces of hard
plywood to make the legs thicker and to screw the wheels on. I'll use the same wheels as in the bench I
made a while ago, sent to me by Caster HQ. They're the perfect complement for this kind of woodworking bench. I mark their position, drill the holes and
place some hex lag bolts. That's all for today. In the next video I'll be installing the top
of the bench. I'll use a beech finger joint board, which
was sent to me the company Basic Madera, and a new kind of vise that works with gears, named twin turbo vise, invented by the engineer Andrew Klein.
You'll find links to all the materials used
in the video description. See you soon!.