Modified Paulk Workbench with Downdraft Table

Need a do it all workbench? Check out this modified Paulk Workbench. It is a fully functional workbench that includes a downdraft sanding table, is large enough for assemblies, and includes storage!

The cubbies underneath the work top provide a space to store your tools during projects, or convenient storage for those items you always need at your bench like screws, glue, drill bits, etc. The beauty of this bench is how customizable it is. The base could easily be cabinets instead of open, a variety of vices could be added, a router table could be included. There is a wide range of possibilities. I opted for the downdraft sanding table, a paper roll, and a small woodworker’s vice.

My inspiration for this build came from Jay Bates Modified Paulk Bench:

Music by Joakim Karud

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2 thoughts on “Modified Paulk Workbench with Downdraft Table

  • July 4, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Excellent video. Some of the ideas you developed here, and the way you implemented some of the things that you put in the table were outstanding. My only criticism would be that there’s virtually no explanation for what’s going on in any of the stages so at many points the video was running through so fast and things just get done, and it’s very hard to tell how you actually manage to get them done. I think a little more explanation as you are proceeding through the video would have helped a lot although admittedly it would have made the video longer.

    • July 8, 2017 at 4:23 am

      Thanks, Greg, I really appreciate the compliments and criticism. The videos are new to me and it’s a learning process, I’m doing more and more voice over work and explaining as I go along. I struggled with the workbench video because I really wasn’t sure what needed explaining and what didn’t – and as you pointed out, explaining more and slowing down adds more time. Bear with me and keep providing feedback and these will get more refined. In the meantime, please ask me any you may have. Lots of times the answer is just tied to my personal technique, but also a lot of times questions make me think about things I haven’t considered and help me grow – I love when that happens.


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