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  • Writer's pictureSheryl Lyons


In a previous video, I discussed the Ben Tardif design for my workbenches. In this video, I would like to discuss my experience with, and some modifications to, that design.

#1) You can see all the holes on the top of the workbenches. These holes allow you to connect the workbenches in many different ways using nuts and bolts. Which I initially thought was such a clever idea. But, if you've got a small shop like me, you will never bolt the workbenches together. I'm constantly moving my workbenches just to navigate the shop. Plus, these are not lightweight tables pinging around the room. These workbenches are solid, and if you need them to stay put, they have locking wheels on all four corners. That's been more than enough for me. If I were building these workbenches again, I would eliminate this step.

2) Because of the connecting design, the tabletop is flush with the frame. Meaning there's no overhang for easy clamping of projects. I plan to modify two of my workbenches with larger tops to create the overhang and see if that makes these workbenches even better. And I'll do a follow-up video to let you know how it goes.

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