If you’ve built any of the One Minute Workbench projects, send me an email with pics of your build, and I’ll add them to the gallery. Can’t wait to see what you’ve built!
Kicking things off is the Collapsible One Minute Workbench, built by Dave; be sure to check out Dave’s review!
Drill Press Vise, two ways, built by Mike Hardin. Mike built two of these, one from plywood, and another from poplar. This is Mike’s 5th (and 6th) project build! Just look around the gallery and the reviews sections and you’ll see the stuff Mike has been building. Great job, Mike! Added 10/26/2018, updated 11/9/2018. Check out Mike’s review here.
Drill powered lathe, modified to work with a standard motor. Built by David J. He says he’s never done any lathe work before this and the image shown above is one of his practice pieces. From his practice piece, I’d say he’s already far more talented than I am! Added 1/20/2019.
One Minute Workbench V2 built by Kevin S. He did a really great job on this build! I especially like the use of blue tape to mark the pieces – I thought I was meticulous! ? Added 2/20/2019. Thanks for sharing these build photos, Kevin!
UPDATE 2/26/2019: Kevin added his version of the twin screw vise. He welded a coupling nut to a small plate so that he can have the threads go internally – great job!
This here is Bonnie W.’s workbench build. This is one of her first few projects, and although she didn’t intend for it to be purple, she has come to love it. Actually, she tells the story way better than ever I could, so have look at her review here! Thanks again Bonnie – and great job on the build! Added 2/26/2019
This is Graham L’s version of the vise mounted router table. He did a great job going above and beyond by using a metal plate and t-tracks! Added 4/11/2019
This is Chuck B’s build. He did a bang-up job, and I really like the color scheme too….reminds me of another build 😉 Great job, Chuck! Added 4-19-2019
This is Quentin D’s build of the One Minute Workbench, V1 (the collapsible workbench). I think he did a great job, and I dig the color scheme! I also dig that Radio Flyer in the background 😉 Added 5/13/2019.
This is Brad S’s build. He knocked it out of the park! He added a flip up miter station with a t-slot embedded in the table for creating stops, and a full dust collection system with valves and an additional port at the end of the bench. He also added lots of nice little touches like paces to hang his push sticks and hand saws. Be sure to check out Brad’s Facebook page for the stuff he builds on his workbench. Thanks for these pictures, Brad! You did a really great job here! Added 5/18/2019.
This is David N’s build of the All-in-One Board Milling Station. I’d say it looks picture perfect – can’t get much better than that! Good job, David! Added 5/21/2019.
This is Dave F’s build. He made an extra larger version of the workbench that measures 40″ wide x 78″ long. He also changed things up with where the tools are located. He added a drawer under the table saw instead of a compressor compartment, and his planer in the rear position where the vacuum normally goes. If anyone is interested in making their version oversized like this, send me an email, and I share what Dave and I learned about this one, as well as specific measurements if you want to build it the same exact size. Dave, thanks for laying the groundwork for the XL version! Added 5/21/2019.
Duke P is back! This time he helped his brother build a One Minute Workbench V2 for himself! Great job guys – this photo made my day! Added 5/28/2019
This is the twin screw vise by Instagram handle @waycoolwood. It’s been modified to have the threads go internally. Thanks for sharing! Added 6/7/2019.
This is the Vise Mounted Jigsaw Table, built by Mike Hardin. This is Mike’s 7th build! Thanks for the pic! Added 6/17/2019.
This is the One Minute Workbench V2, built by Joel H. He included a before and after pic so we could see how things are coming together in his shop. Great job, Joel! Added 7/01/2019.
This is Terry O’s build of the One Minute Workbench V2. I love the color scheme, and he really got a shine to the top! Thanks for sharing these photos, Terry, and again, great job! Added 7/19/2019.
The above build is by Chuck F. He made some modifications to the cabinet spaces to fit a couple of toolboxes into the bench. This build came out really nice and square, the paint is excellent, and the finish on the top is as well. Great job, Chuck! Added 9/4/2019.
The above is an 8″ disc sander build by Tom S., inspired by the 9″ disc sander video. Great job, and thanks for sharing these pics! Added 9/4/2019.
Above is a One Minute Workbench, V2 and it was built by Terry P. This workbench has actually been modified to only be 30″ deep instead of the normal 32″. Terry did this to have the bench fit better into the space available. I love the red color – this thing is on fire! Great job, Terry! Added 9/4/2019.
Above is Rod Martin’s build of the One Minute Workbench, V2. I’m really excited about this build because people often ask me if they can fit a larger miter saw, like the DeWalt DWS779 into the bench. Several people have reported making room for the slides by cutting out part of the cabinet wall, and you can see that’s exactly what Rod has done here. Great job on the build, and thanks for sharing this pics, Rod! If you want to hear Rod’s thoughts on this build, check it out here on his blog. Added 9/20/2019.
Above is the Angle Grinder Chop Saw, built by James B. For this build, James added some magnets to the base to hold his spanner wrench, and did some testing with different blades. He uses the saw for cutting wood as well as metal, and has included some shots of the blades he’s using and of a test piece he cut. He says the accuracy is very good producing a nice 90 degree cut. He has also created a series of holes in the base (which he has labeled “A” and “B”) that allow him to shift the base depending on the blade thickness. That allows him to maintain “zero-clearance” with both the metal cutting and the wood cutting blades.
He has cautioned that you should research the blades you’re intending on using to make sure they are rated for the RPMs of your grinder – which is good advice! He says the 3-tooth Graff blade shown is good for a wide range of RPMs, and should be suitable for most angle grinders.
Lastly, he mentioned that he tried several different springs from Ace Hardware, and that the #80, from “Springs Resorte” works well. He did a great job on this build, and even took it a step further by providing us all with this info on using it as a woodcutting saw as well. Thank you, James! Added 9-27-2019.
Above, Brian B. has build the One Minute Workbench V2. He has modified the compressor compartment lid to accept his compressor that was originally a little too tall for the space. He’s also taken the extra step of cutting out a slot for the vacuum line to his table saw. This allows him to swing the blade for making an angled cut, without having to reconfigure the vacuum line. Overall, this is a great looking build with some nice finishing touches! Great job, Brian! Be sure to check out Brian’s review in the product reviews section here. Added 10/3/2019.
Above is another really great workbench build. This one was built by Jim M., who is a Michigan State Spartans fan (in case you couldn’t tell ?). He added some really nice touches to this workbench, like a brass pull ring for the compressor lid, using Baltic Birch for the workbench surface, double measuring strips along the top, and of course the stencil of his favorite team’s logo. Jim, you scored an awesome touchdown with this one! (Pun intended ?) Thanks for sharing these awesome pics! Be sure to check out Jim’s full review of the project here. Added 10/7/2019.
Above, John G. has built the Jointer Mobile Cart. John wanted his version a little higher than the original, so he added some blocks underneath and additional skirting around the base to hide the blocks before he attached the wheels – great job, John! Added 10/18/2019.
Above is Robert R.’s build of the One Minute Workbench, V2. Robert modified the action for the miter saw to use simple wooden runners instead of drawer slides, with a clever way to securely lock the miter saw in place. Thanks for sharing these pics, Robert – nice job! Added 11/17/2019.
Above, Jimmy M. from New Jersey has shared his photos of the All-in-One Board Milling Station, and the Twin Screw Vise. It looks like he’s also built himself a sturdy looking workbench there. I really like the finish quality of those hand wheels on the vise – they look real sharp! Thanks for sharing these, Jimmy! Added 11/17/2019.
Above is the Vise Mounted Jigsaw Table, built by Robert F. It looks like maybe he stained it (or maybe just used some hardwood plywood), and you can see in the first photo that he’s got a nice satin sheen for the finish – It looks great! Thank you for sharing these pics, Robert! Added 11/17/2019.
Above, Sean F. built (2) of the drill powered lathes, and the blue one is a gift for his father. He made some upgrades as well: 1.) He upgraded the headstock chuck so that it’s larger and uses screws to grip the material, and 2.) he installed t-nuts on the knobs. These look really great, Sean, and I’m sure your dad’s gonna love it! Thank you for sharing these! Be sure to check out Sean’s review. Added 12/26/2019
Congrats to Darryl Bertie for his progress on the MicroShop project (pictured above)! Darryl has the honor of being the first to send in pics of his build (at least pics of a build this complete). He was very helpful in identify some of the early mistakes in the plans so they could be corrected. Great job, Darryl! Thank you! Be sure to check out Darryl’s review here. Added 1/17/2020.
Joel J. build the One Minute Workbench, V.2 (pictured above) and did a great job of it. He said this is one of his first big projects, and I’m honored to know that he choose this. Thanks for sharing these pics, Joel! Added 3/9/2020.
Above, Marty R. has built the One Minute Workbench V.2 with the Twin Screw Vise, and the folding sawhorses. I really dig the bright red & yellow color scheme. Looks great, Marty! Thanks for the pics! Added 3/16/2020.
Above, Matt K. has built the One Minute Workbench V.2, and his build is another great example. He already had a miter saw station, so he added drawers in the miter area. I’m totally digging the flexible iPad stand…I could use one of those myself! Anyway, cool beans Matt! Added 3/30/2020
Above is the Mechanic’s Tool Box, built by Sean H. Thanks for sending these pics, Sean, you did a really great job, and your pencils are even more organized than mine! Added 4/5/2020
Above is another One Minute Workbench V.2. This one was built by Geremy M. In this build, he prioritized space for the specific shape of his vacuum and dust collector, and narrowed the space for the miter saw. Since he has a pretty narrow miter saw, this worked out just great. Be sure to check out Geremy’s review here (the review was written on 4/11/2020). Added 4/15/2020
Above is the Drill Powered Disc Sander, built by David H. So far, the only thing I can see wrong with this one is that it turned out nicer than my personal build 😂 Good job, David! Added 4/27/2020
Above is the One Minute Workbench, V2, built by Sandra F. — Notice that Sandra added supports for infeed/outfeed for the miter saw. This has been discussed a lot in the YouTube comments, and I think she did a great job of considering the factors involved. Notice her miter saw shelf has “legs” that hold it at the right height. This is important, because any flex in the shelf will vary the relationship between the shelf and the supports. That would cause misalignments for cuts. By adding the legs though, she has successfully mitigated the likelihood of that happening. Great job, Sandra – pat yourself on the back! Added 4/27/2020
Above, Ben E. has built a killer iteration of the MicroShop project. Great job, Ben, and thanks for sharing these images! Added 5/3/2020
Above, Phil M. has done a great job of the One Minute Workbench V2, and the Mobile Jointer Cart. He’s moving though and has to sell these…so he’s going to rebuild when he gets the chance. I wonder who’s going to own these now? Thanks for sending these pics, Phil, and good luck with the rebuilds! If you want to see more of Phil’s work, check out his Instagram @woodwork_therapy Added 5/7/2020
Above, Bob A. has build the One Minute Workbench V2. I’m a big fan of the batman symbol, and I used to put it on all sorts of stuff I made when I was a kid. Thanks for sharing these awesome pics, Bob! Added 6/22/2020
Above, John M. has build the One Minute Workbench V2, and he’s added a hardwood top to that looks pretty snazzy! He’s also been generous enough to share some before and after pics to show how the workbench helped get organization under control. Thanks a bunch for sharing these, John! It looks great! Added 6/29/2020
Above is another really great One Minute Workbench, V2 build. This one was done by “KS”. Notice that he’s added a door for quicker access to the compressor. Looking good! Added 7/6/2020
Phil M. built the All in One Board Milling Station (Above), and he put a really snazzy wood carved eagle on it! Great job, Phil, and thanks for sharing these pics! Added 8/12/2020
Above is the One Minute Workbench V2, built by Ozcan C. of Melbourne Australia. He added a bay of drawers, repurposed the air compressor compartment to have a couple of slide out shelves, and has built in a dust shield for his miter saw. He mentioned that he’s a bit of a novice, but I think he’s just being modest…it looks pretty good to me! Great job, Ozcan, and thank you for sharing these photos! Added 8/31/2020
Above, Kevan B. has built the All in One Board Milling Station, and put a nice glossy coat on it. I’m guessing either varnish or lacquer. Either way, I do like the shine! If you look closely, you can tell that he went through the trouble of making sure the wood grain is lined up on all the drawers, and I really appreciate that attention to detail. Great job, Kevan, and thank you for sharing these pics of your build! Added 9/3/2020
Above, Pete H. has built both the One Minute Workbench V2 and the Mechanic’s Style Tool Box. He also gave them a pretty awesome matching color scheme. Great job, Pete! Thanks for sharing this pic! Be sure to check out Pete’s review of these projects here. Added 10/01/2020
Above, David H. has built the One Minute Workbench, V2. The arrangement of the saw blades is smart use of space, and it’s nice to have them so close to the saw. It looks pretty cool too, almost like an art installation. Great job – thanks for sharing! Added 10/05/2020
Above, Ludwig F. has build the One Minute Workbench, V2. I’m jealous of his switches…I think I’m going to ditch the plug strip and follow this concept…I’ll be sure to video the process when it happens 😉. I also really dig the dust extraction setup – love the removable dust box. Looks great, Ludwig, thanks for sharing! Be sure to check out Ludwig’s review here! Added 10/27/2020
Above, Kevin A. has built the One Minute Workbench, V2….this build is incredibly tidy. It’s hard to see in the photos, but if you study them, you’ll see that the blast gates that allow vacuum suction for either the miter saw or table are extremely well-placed. The length of the vacuum tubes is also well-thought and executed. Kevin, thank you so much for sharing these pics! Added 10/30/2020
Above, Larson B. has built the 9″ Drill Powered Disc Sander, and he did a really great job. I love the attachment for the drill, and the location for winding up the cord – very snazzy! Great job Larson, and thanks for sharing these! Added 11/20/2020
(Above) Ryan T. has built the MicroShop, and the Stand/Container for the MicroShop. I really like the natural tones of the stand and this build in general – looking really good, Ryan! Great job, and thanks for sharing theses pics! Added 12/18/2020
Above, Andre P. built the All-in-One Board Milling Station, and he was able to squeeze an 8″ jointer in there (a very kind Christmas gift from his wife). So, if any of you out there are wondering if an 8″ bench top will fit, Andre says he can testify that it will, if just barely. Thanks Andre for sharing that valuable info, and these awesome pics! Added 1/25/2021
Above, Eric T. has build the All-in-One Workbench (a.k.a, the One Minute Workbench, V2). He moved the Miter Saw to the end, and added a pretty sweet indeed arm. Great job, Eric! And thanks for sharing these pics! Added 4/6/2021
Above, Junio R. has built…probably the best…MicroShop iteration that currently exists. The only problem with this build is that he has beat me at my own game 😂. Seriously though, my hat goes off – this build is an absolute thing of beauty! Thanks for sharing these photos. It is obviously that you put a tremendous amount of passion into this project, and again, it’s just amazing! Be sure to check out Junio’s review here. Added 4/9/2021.
Above, Randy S. has build the All-in-One Board Milling Station, and he added a “bumper” around the top. Now it’s ready for the derby! Great job, Randy, and thank you for sharing this pic! Added 7/14/2021
Above, Otavio S. has build the All-in-One Workbench (a.k.a., the One Minute Workbench, V2). He wanted everyone to know that if you have a DeWalt 7492, it is a nice fit. Thanks Otavio for sharing these awesome pics! Added 7/26/2021
Above, James B. has built the MicroShop…but he went nuts with 8020 rails! A few people have mentioned that they want to build one with 8020, but James has done it. This is a very inspiring build – great job, James! Added 7/26/20201
Above, is Jim K’s build of the All in One Board Milling Station. He added a remove start, and formica to most of the surface. He mentioned that he would have gone with 12″ deep drawers if he were to do it again because he ended up with more than enough room for his vacuum in the vacuum compartment. He also mentioned that he was concerned about using 1/2″ & 1/4″ ply at first, but he now realizes just how strong the stuff is. So any of you out there thinking about making it out of 3/4″, trust me (and Jim); 3/4″ is overkill, 1/2″ will surprise you. Thanks for these pics and the feedback, Jim, and great job on the build! Added 8/30/2021.
If you’ve built any of the One Minute Workbench projects, send me an email with pics of your build, and I’ll add them to the gallery. Can’t wait to see what you’ve built!