12mm Baltic Birch Top Plate/Worx Stack Template | Router Offset Version


A Maker Workstation CNC machined 12mm Baltic Birch plywood template for making Top Plates and Worx Stacks. Stacks become side benches t0 extend the capabilities and workspace of the workstation. The project is featured in the June 2021 issue of Popular Woodworking. This template is for using a router and 5/8″ offset bushing.  Available only in the continental 48  states.

The Maker Workstation Template is for woodworkers and makers who want to build a Maker Workstation Side Bench (Worx Stack) or Custom Workstation Top Plates.

The Maker Workstation Router Offset Version includes

  • 12mm 9-ply Baltic Birch plywood Top Plate/Worx Stack Router Offset Version

Price includes shipping to the 48 Continental US states. If you live in AK, HI, or Canada, inquire about extra shipping charges. The product is not available outside the US and Canada. Washington state sales tax will be added for in-state sales.

Notes: The router and other tools shown in the photos are not included. Some photos shown are of earlier templates made out of MDF. This package is for one 12mm Baltic Birch plywood template.

The June 2021 issue of Popular Woodworking magazine features my article on the Maker Workstation.  You can build the workstation in a couple of ways. This is the Router Offset Bushing version for making side benches. This high-quality 12mm Baltic Birch plywood template is to be used for building Top Plates or Worx Sidekick Stacks that extend the capabilities of the Maker Workstation using a router and offset bushings.

See the print issue or popularwoodworking.com for more project information and step-by-step articles to help you build the project.

CNC-made templates are required for this project. Sorry, paper templates will not work. For everything to fit together, the precision requirements for this project are high and so, require a CNC template.

An alternative template set for using a Rockler Portable Drill Guide is also available here

A router, a 5/8″ bushing, and a 3/8″ bit are required to make the dog holes using the template. Precision is important when machining. Make sure you read the article on the process of using the drill guide. Carefully align and clamp down the template before making your cuts and carefully lower the bit into the hole before you turn on your drill. Also, you’ll need a 1/4″ machinist center punch for marking locations of hold-downs and drilling the holes after your remove the template.

My request back at you: If you build a Maker Workstation, I’d like to see it. I’d appreciate it if you send a photo and or if you post it on social media, tag @woodworking.digital on Instagram and use the hashtag #makerworkstation.

All files, plans, and templates are as is and come without instructions. Refer to the PWW article and woodworking.digital articles for construction information.  

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