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How to Organize Your Workshop with Plywood or MDF Bases for Your Tools
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If you’re like me, you clamp or bolt your benchtop tools near the edge of the bench. Clamping and unclamping them takes time, and bolting them down wastes valuable working space. Here’s a quicker setup idea that keeps your tools moveable. I bolt each benchtop tool to a larger piece of MDF or plywood to create a base. When I need to use the tool, I set it on a non-slip kitchen pad instead of clamping. The tool’s weight and oversized base is enough to plant it securely on the bench without clamps. Then, I just slide it off the pad and out of the way when I’m through.

posted on April 1, 2008 by Woodworker's Journal
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