A modular workbench system that adapts to your tasks, tools and projects.

Introducing the Maker Workstation

A modern workbench designed for woodworkers and makers

Woodworkers choose from a number of woodworking methods, tools, and techniques. Some favor hand tools, others a mix of hand + power tools. Traditional workbenches are designed for hand tool woodworking. The Maker Workstation is a new kind of workbench designed for woodworkers and makers who work with a range of tools from hand to power — particularly modern tools like routers, sanders, track saws, the Festool Domino joiner, and the Shaper Origin hand-held CNC.

The Maker Workbench, featured in the June 2021 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine article is now available online for free. More details, step-by-step construction, expanded details, building tips, news and more are being posted at popularwoodworking.com. Links to the series are below. Files for the required CNC templates and basic drawings for this project are available for free at the woodworking.digital store.

Introduction to the Maker Workstation The June 2021 Popular Woodworking print article is online and free.

Building the Workstation Top How to build the Workstation top via CNC template and drill guide.

Building the Workstation Base Two bases, actually. The Workstation system base or classic post and beam.

Featured Projects

Maker Workstation

The Maker Workstation changes and grows to fit any project. Using portable, system-matching mini workstation tops called “stacks” that sit on top of Worx Sidekicks, this modern workbench is flexible and expandable.

Blacker Mirror

The Complete Guide to Building the Blacker Mirror is an expanded 54-page step-by-step ebook based on the classic Greene and Greene woodworking project that appeared in the June 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine.

FREE Resources

Plans and files available include…

  • Plywood Thickness Tester for CNCs
  • Shaping Jig Template
  • Laser Cut Holiday Card Stand
  • Modern Parametric Bench
  • Show Panels to Display Your Work

For woodworkers who use CNCs

CNCs and laser cutters are exciting new tools for woodworkers. I’m a furniture maker, designer, and teacher. At woodworking.digital, I share the methods, processes, tips and tricks that I use for successful digital woodworking.

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