MicroShop by One Minute Workbench, Building Instructions

(7 customer reviews)


Build your own MicroShop!

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These instructions are a complete step by step guide that will show you how to build the One Minute Workbench MicroShop

This project is designed to be an EASY build – no crazy joinery…HOWEVER….


You MUST have a good understanding of using a table saw in order to build one. There will be parts of this build that will require you to use the table saw while it is partially built. Again you MUST be proficient in table saw use to use a saw in a partially built state. Do NOT attempt any aspect of this project if you feel uncomfortable. You assume all liability for injury or death by proceeding with this project!

About the plans:

  • Formatted for normal sized (8.5″ x 11″) printer paper, so you can print them at home.
  • Includes Imperial (U.S.) version
  • Includes Metric version
  • They also include:
    • A complete shopping list for the materials you need.
    • A complete list of parts you need to cut with all the dimensions necessary (with images).
    • Step by step instructions that accompany and compliment the build video.

About the MicroShop:

  • 32″ (81.3cm) wide x 21″ (53.3cm) deep x 16″ (40.6cm) tall.
  • Includes a table saw, router table, jigsaw table, 9″ (22.9cm) disc sander, drill press, and oversized miter gauge with extended material support arm.
  • About 17″ (43.2cm) rip capacity (could be modified to do more).
  • Drill press has a 4″ (10.2cm) swing, 3″ (7.6cm) drilling depth, and about 8″ (20.3cm) of height adjust-ability.
  • Disc Sander has a variable angle adjustment, anywhere from 90 to 180 degrees.
  • Designed to use high quality Baltic Birch plywood for durability and strength.

Tools required (or at least strongly suggested) to build this project:

  • Circular Saw
  • Jig Saw
  • 23 Gauge Pin Nailer & Compressor (unless your Pin Nailer is electric) (this is optional, but HIGHLY recommended)
  • Drill with the following bits (or metric equivalents): 7/64″ brad point, 1/8″ brad point, 9/64″ metal drilling bit (for pilot holes in saw bases),1/4″ brad point, 5/16″, 5/16″-18 tapping, 3/8″ brad point, 1/4″ spade (long), 3/4″ spade, 7/8″ spade, 1″ spade, 1/4″, router bit, 1/2″ forstner, 7/8″ forstner, 1″ forstner
  • Caliper (Highly Recommended)
  • Wire Strippers
  • Sander/Sandpaper
  • Flat File
  • 9″ Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Sanding Discs (available at Harbor Freight)
  • Hacksaw (or Angle Grinder)
  • Coping Saw (you can get by without this, but it sure made my life easier)

Wondering if your existing tools that will fit?

The guide below shows the overall maximum dimensions of the tools I used. If your tools are smaller than this, they will most likely fit without any modifications needed. If you your tools are larger than this, then you will likely have to modify the tool layout inside the cabinet, or use tools that are smaller. Depending on your specific set of tools, you may have one that is smaller, and one that is larger, in which case you could probably get them all to fit by simply adjusting the tool layout a bit. Measurements are shown both in inches and centimeters:



Because this is a digital product, no refunds are allowed.

7 reviews for MicroShop by One Minute Workbench, Building Instructions

  1. Ian Mackintosh (verified owner)

    Commitments made by Tommy in providing complete sets of plans and then metricating them were met promptly and efficiently. Having reviewed the plans in detail, I am very impressed by the clarity and detail provided. I have purchased plans from other sites and no – one has come close to the professionalism displayed here. Minor queries have been answered promptly. Once my “micro-shop” is completed I look forward to building more of Tommys’ designs. Well done and thank you Tommy.

    • Tommy Rich

      Ian, thank you so much for that wonderful review! Keep me posted!

  2. Raimo Leinonen (verified owner)

    The plans are VERY easy tog follow! Looking forward to build in spring.
    A perfect workbench for my shed (4’x8′)


    • Tommy Rich

      Raimo, thank you for taking the time to write your review! Let me know how it goes in the spring!

  3. Darryl Bertie

    For a newbie like me, I did question the $30, but I am so happy I bought the plans. I found them easy to follow as they are very well details. I am now half way through the build and with any queries, a quick email to Tommy and the response is very quick. I’m so chuffed my micro workshop resembles your one. Very happy customer and $30 well spent. Thank you Tommy.

  4. Cynthia Spring (verified owner)

    I haven’t started the project yet, holidays and family, but I look forward to this build. My brother is awaiting my photos as I build. The instructions seem pretty straight forward.

    • Tommy Rich

      Cynthia, thank you for taking the time to write a review – I look forward to hearing how it goes!

  5. Kimberly L Medley

    The plans are very well written but there are a couple missing pieces, such as what is that piece of metal you’re using for a riving knife. I think I’ll use splitters instead. Still I can’t wait to start building. Thanks for including the shopping list to make it easier.

    • Tommy Rich

      Kimberly, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! FYI ~ the board splitter details are in Part 1 on page 55. I’ll update the materials list so future customers know – thank you for point that out!

  6. Jann Churchill (verified owner)

    Love the plans as well as the YouTube videos to assist. I’m a beginner but am having a blast with this project!

    • Tommy Rich

      Jann, I’m very happy your having fun with the project! Thanks for taking the time to let everybody know!

  7. Gabe Swan (verified owner)

    I’m an OCD-style neat freak with nearly 900sf of garage space. There are tools I’ve never purchased because of the amount of room they take up for something I’d only use a handful of times a year. I can safely say that this is the coolest, most compact build I’ve ever seen. The plans are exceptionally detailed, Tommy responded to the only question I had so fast it made my head spin. Definitely looking forward to future plans and projects. Thanks, Tommy!

    • Tommy Rich

      Gabe, thank you so much for the awesome review!

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