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,, 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. And, now you can order Baltic Birch CNC-machined templates and machinable DXF Files from woodworking.digital.
Maker Workstation Articles
Introduction to the Maker Workstation The June 2021 Popular Woodworking print feature article is online and free
Building the Workstation Top How to build the Workstation top with a CNC template and drill guide
Building the Workstation Base Two bases, actually. The Workstation system base or classic post and beam
Workstation Furniture and Accessories Key ingredients for Workstation flexibility and versatility
CNC the Maker Workstation Using digital tools for a fast and accurate Workstation build
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.
Plans and files available include…
- Maker Workstation Template Files
- 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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