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5 in 1 ultimate FOLDING tool table, HOW TO turn the bedroom into a wood workshop WITHIN 15 MINUTES

December 2, 2019


Hi I am Thomas, welcome to my bedroom which
I will turn into a woodwork shop hopefully without getting killed by my spouse. [Music] Someone might ask now, why am I doing this? Well, we are living in an apartment based on two
floors. There is neither a basement nor a garage or
a free room where I can do my woodworking. And that’s why I’ve ended up with this mobile,
tiny wood workshop. With my inauguration project I want to push
this table immediately to its limits, in order to see how far can I actually go. So I am gonna make a hammock stand, which
is a huge object. But I want a stand which can be set-up easily,
without any additional tools. So I am gonna build it without any screws and
bolts, only wood and wood-glue, so let’s start. The following scenes are more focused on the
workstation and it’s tools and less on the exact chronological order of
the build. But from time to time I’ll catch you up on
the project So, when it comes to woodworking with power tools inside
your bedroom and if you are not looking for a divorce one of the major concerns you
have to deal with is dust collection. I am taking care of this below and above the
table. Above the table I am able to cover the saw blade
and the other tools with different types of hoods. And below the table I have created a special
box made up of 5 pieces, which can be taken completely apart. Just in case you are wondering
where I am keeping my shop vac? Well I am using two, and I am keeping
them inside our old kitchen room next to this bedroom, way to small for wood-working but
big enough for storage even of this mobile folding workstation. And this work-station, I was looking for a
way to continue making stuff because the room where I built it will be soon turned into
a bedroom for my younger son, then there will be no further free space left, but when I
made these first cuts with the table saw I knew that, I’ve found this way. But let’s focus more on the table-features now. This object which looks a bit like a cross
bow is my approach to cross-cutting, I am calling it the cross-cut push bar. The bar is fully adjustable, it is running
inside the t-slot in the middle of the table, and additional adjustable wheels on both ends,
supposed to run along the edges of the table are keeping the whole system completely stable. well and the classic miter gauge, for all
the different types of miter cuts The next tool which played an important role
for the realization of this project is the router. The challenge is a hammock stand without any screws
and bolts made up of four main elements which are simply sticked together. I’ve never seen and
never made something like this before. I have a plan in my mind, but all the decisions about
dimensions, angles and positionings of dadoes and slots, I am taking on the fly. For the assembly of these elements various
grooves, dadoes slots and angle cuts are necessary. The perfect job for the router. And with the router, another dust collection
hood comes into play. This hood covers a large area so there is enough
space to move under with the different work-peaces. For all the routing across the grain, once again
the cross-cut push bar is just the right choice. The work peaces are quite long here. If I had used the miter gauge for this job,
it would have been more difficult, to keep everything stable. With this bar due to its wheels mounted on
both ends which are running along the edges of the table, the work-peaces are perfectly
stabilized. And for the grooves I am using the fence. You may have already noticed this angle peace
here. It is a simple but quite effective solution to support the fence on it’s upper end and
keeps it from moving even under higher pressure. The jig saw another indispensable tool for
this project. Mounted upside-down under the table and together with
a blade-guide this tool is quite similar to a band-saw. With all the accessories I made up for the work-
station I’ve always tried to gain maximum flexibility and I’ve always looked for a way to
provide multiple usage of the supports. The blade-guide for the jig saw is fully adjustable
and works from every angle, and I discovered possibilities, I wasn’t even aware of, while
I built it, like this angle cut. And here we have a smaller version of the crosscut
push-bar. Once the cutting and routing was done, I had
to glue up several the peaces. And this was a real challenge because guess what,
I did not have enough clamps. Luckily I had some packages with hardwood
floor boards inside which helped me out. Anyway for the next project of this dimension,
I’ll have to triple my current amount of clamps. After the gluing up I faced the problem of
misaligned edges. So I needed a way to joint these edges. After a 30 minutes hack I came up with this
simple circular saw jig, which did not work out that well. As I wanted to joint the edges of the lumber
but not mine, I did some more engineering and finally
ended up with this solution. Well and I could not believe it, I was actually
jointing lumber inside my bedroom! The problem with the first solution was, that
I wasn’t able to apply constant pressure against the work piece, keeping it flat against the
jointer jig. First I thought, to make a couple of feather
boards, but I wanted a much more flexible and more scalable solution. So I came up with this, I ma calling it the
bench super flex flat bar, the length of the flat bar in between the
two mounting blocks is adjustable which gives you endless flexibility, long story short from
now on I won’t need feather boards any more finally, for some finishing works, like sanding, rounding the edges. And this was the moment, when I changed the
name bench flex flat bar into bench super flex flat bar. Because
it really is super flexible! And here is the result. Well building all this, with my new work-station,
was just an amazing experience! And before we go on and setup this stand, let
me tell you something about the cost of the mobile woodwork shop. As I am keeping track of all my expenditures
I can even show you something about this. As expense tracker I am using a super tool
called MyMicroBalance. What we are seeing now is the mobile app. There is also a free windows application. To maintain transparency, let me clarify these
tools have been developed by me my brother. That’s why the video is marked with powered
by MyMicroBalance. These tools are free. Links can be found
in the video description. But no further promotion. Let’s talk turkey! We are inside the statistical part of, I called
it, the tinywoodworkshop project. The total amount of money I spent so far is
a little bit high. And I really hope that my spouse will never
find it out, otherwise I’ll be in big big trouble. Anyhow, that’s because power tools consumables
and supplies still included. If we are focussing only on the work-station,
the cost was about 900 Euros. And these expenses can be divided
into three sub-categories. The mobile base with the folding table-top,
the accessories (like Fence, dust collection box, and hoods, miter and cross-cutting push
bar, jig saw support etc.), and the shelf unit. What we can see is, that the cost of the accessories
slightly exceeds the cost of the mobile base with the folding table-top, about 400 Euros. Breaking down the mobile base and the folding
table into its further sub-categories, we are getting raw material and hardware. What can be noticed is, that beside the raw
material I spent a substantial amount of money on different hardware stuff. We can do the same with accessories. Here the cost of the raw material has been
relatively high. Finally, lets focus on the raw material only
which cost me about 630. What I mostly used was 21 mm 17 layers plywood
of good quality. I am sure that if I had used e.g. MDF instead
for parts of the tiny wood workshop, I would have spent far less money on the raw material. But now, after my first project, I could not
be happier with this investment! I did not make any plans for this table. The
whole project has always been more a work in progress kind of thing, more like you know painting a picture. But I am really looking forward to share this
project with anybody who is interested. If there is enough interest, I’ll try to figure out a way,
reverse engineer everything and provide these plans. In the mean time please, like this video, share
this video, subscribe to the new channel, thank you for your attention and finally lets setup
the stand! [Music]

100 Comments

  • Reply Lewis Dye May 27, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    I have been in furniture making for (lots & lots 😉 years, and have been in large shops, factories and garages and this is the most amazing demonstration of what is needed, how to arrange it and deal with all the variables at once I have ever seen! My hat off to you sir. I will be following your channel I am especially impressed with the use of mass market tools and the jigsawjig definitely will do 80% of what we do on a bandsaw.

  • Reply Vicente Capito October 23, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Please the plans, it sounds amazing

  • Reply jamminchev October 28, 2018 at 2:19 am

    Hi if you do make a set of plans would like to know because it is just awesome and looks like something would be able to have one any job site no matter how big or small

  • Reply vojtěch donáth October 28, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Hey, this is the best multi workbench i ever saw. Great ideas and work, man.

  • Reply Mikhail Yadav November 3, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Such an amazing jig!!! I'm wood working out of my balcony and many times have thought "am I being silly trying to wood work in a space that's not meant for it!?" but your video inspired me as to what can be done!

  • Reply EasyAussieTarget November 6, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Incredible to say the very least!
    You are one talented individual sir.

  • Reply Jared H November 12, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Wow! I don’t comment on YouTube but you my friend have beyond impressed me. Knowing that something like this is possible motivates me even more. My current home doesn’t have a lot of space so this is awesome. I have subscribed and can’t wait to see what else you planned.

  • Reply IIPhaxx57 YT November 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Perfect, it's amazing everything you've achieved, sir. I want plans for all this, please, Lord.

  • Reply Angel Valentin November 21, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Genius

  • Reply Rodney Widger November 23, 2018 at 6:39 am

    What is the approximate cost in U.S. dollars? What a fantastic job of engineering you did not only making it modular, but also to fit compactly as a cart. I used to work for a hotel and it looked like a maids cart when you first rolled it in the room. Great, great job

  • Reply Raj Hundal November 25, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    I am absolutely blown away. I have a very tiny workshop and have been trying to come up with ideas to make best use of that. I would happily pay for the plans. It is just amazing. I will follow you to see what other genius ideas you come up with.

  • Reply Owen Quinn November 29, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I've got to thank you so much for making and uploading this video. I know it sounds stupid but the part i love most and will be the biggest help to me is your solution to a tablesaw! I need one but cant justify the price to buy one and your idea is absolutely genius! Thank you agian!

  • Reply David L. December 2, 2018 at 12:13 am

    although your workstation is amazing, I am more socked about how you are still alive 🙂

  • Reply MadMikeMakes December 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply lcradan24 December 7, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Incredibly talemted individual. Absolutley look forward to seeing your many creations you can possibly come up wiith your ingenious work shop.

  • Reply JOSHUA GARCIA December 13, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Wow that’s some precise wood work.

  • Reply Gilbert Patenaude December 14, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    This is amazing! And it really makes me realize how big my basement shop is!

  • Reply Belly Bean December 16, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Brilliant!!!

  • Reply Kennith Medlin December 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Very inspired thanks

  • Reply B Miller December 21, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Zero chance any man survives the spouse as soon as any sawdust from cutting or sanding floats across the bedroom… and trying to sell the "fine scent of fresh cut wood being romantic" isn't going to cut the mustard.

  • Reply B Miller December 21, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Tonight on the 5 O'clock news: man builds hammock in apartment where the wood shop and the hammock get to live in the bedroom since there's no space for either outside…

  • Reply robert brant December 26, 2018 at 2:09 am

    first timer. I LOVE IT

  • Reply Roman Vyorálek December 30, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    madness 🙂

  • Reply bhai bhai December 31, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Realy never saw a video this productive

  • Reply The Jezus January 1, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    As a beginner woodworker I hate and love you 😀

  • Reply My Views On Tech January 2, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Ingenius – Thumbs UP!!!!

  • Reply My Views On Tech January 2, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Building plans will be great with dimensions

  • Reply Pammy Wilkins January 6, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I would definitely be interested in purchasing the plans for this table. I am planning a van build and something like this would be very good. The workshop I put together needs to be able to fit in the garage under my bed so compact but versatile is going to be the name of the game.

  • Reply Daniel Pipe January 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    You've got talent man! Well done

  • Reply ARN0NYM January 8, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Alter Schwede, das ist ein Meisterstück! Ich wünschte, ich könnte das auch :O

  • Reply Luciano Panepucci January 10, 2019 at 8:48 am

    This is an amazing workstation. You're a great inventor. Almost a magician! I would love the plans and will definitely be following you.

  • Reply Bloodcyclon January 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I'm going to move in some months and I'm going to build a little shop in the basement. The room is only 3,5 x 3,5 m big so I thought that this is a pretty small shop and I won't have enough space to get everything to work. Honestly, after seeing your video I change my mind. 12m^2 are pure luxury obv 😀 Truly amazing engineering skill, I'm deeply impressed. THank you so much for sharing, you earned my insta-subscription. Keep it up, I'm eager to see more of your creativity!

  • Reply litigung taires January 12, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you for the 16 minute of pure magic. Watching your video take me to that moment when one said "God,people are amazing!"
    Keep on,brother…

  • Reply FRANCISCO CAZALLA January 21, 2019 at 4:43 am

    You are the Gepetto

  • Reply CDH January 23, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Way too much thinking for me! ….But Nice! 👍👍😵

  • Reply Henry Iwuoha-Emeka January 23, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Wonderful. Is there a plan? I would really love to buy it

  • Reply Cary Anderson January 24, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    No shop…no space to build one…no problem. Just build a MODULAR 5 in ONE MULTI workbench and work in a bedroom.

    Sir, you have an amazing skill to build this from idea's you came up with!! This i truly an idea born from a genius mind!!! Simply amazing and thank you for sharing this with us!!!

    Liked and subscribed.

  • Reply Yashash Dave January 26, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Wow just wow ! I want to buy the plans ! Any links for the same ?

  • Reply Jason oxton January 26, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Minutes? You having a laugh. Amazing creation though!!😃

  • Reply Patrick Stoquert January 29, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Tous simplement un génie

  • Reply Florida Salon January 30, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Genius.

  • Reply perfectbiker January 30, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    hell no that is my dream
    and u made it in reality
    u r awesome
    do u have plans for this ?

  • Reply Tony Farias February 4, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Congratulations, beautiful work.

  • Reply Eric Nelson February 4, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Truly a master!

  • Reply Kristens. LV February 13, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Just WOW!!! This is impresive, your ingenuety is on next level. Big respect

  • Reply Atoool K February 14, 2019 at 9:43 am

    hahahahahahaha great multi-system!

  • Reply Stryk3r Kaos February 16, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Plans would be amazing!

  • Reply Mark's Got Wood February 27, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    The baby must love when you wheel this thing out. 🙂

  • Reply Firstname Lastname March 1, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Genius!!! I am lost for words.

  • Reply Alistair Frith March 11, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    That is absolutely fantastic! I have a small shed to turn into a workshop and was planning on a workbench with different power-tool inserts like that but yours is orders of magnitude beyond. Your dust-collection alone is simply stunning and to compress everything down like that. You sir, are a wizard!

  • Reply Paul White March 19, 2019 at 8:54 am

    It's amazing how a simple rolling pin can inspire genius ! Excellent build and design. Bring out those plans.

  • Reply Froilan Santos March 23, 2019 at 12:24 am

    "….That was a mind- boggling creativity on an endless bound of possibility that puts your woodworking into the limits….Bravo Senor you are Awesome….!"
    Greetings from Angeles City,Philippines

  • Reply SpookyFXdotCom March 23, 2019 at 3:45 am

    What is the bendy flex strips? Is it plastic?

  • Reply Leonardo Rojas March 24, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Hello there! I'm very impressed by the engineering in this portable shop. Do you already have plans for it?
    If not, do you have another video showing a little more in-depth into the structure and parts?

    It's an awesome creation! Keep it up 🙂

  • Reply Leonardo Rojas March 24, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Btw, I forgot. I do have the space for a full shop, but I'm interested in your creation as a portable shop to take to houses (job sites) to do the jobs. I'm quite interested in your vacuums specs and your dust collection system integrated into the portable shop. I hope you can give us more insight into these details!
    Once again, well done!

  • Reply Claymore77 March 24, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I don't even have the words to describe how amazing this is. The amount of thought, creativity, and planning that went into this is something most people are no where even close to capable of. Truly genius.

  • Reply Carlo De Vivo March 24, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    You are a Genius, very clever

  • Reply My Views On Tech April 2, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I love your workbench. Do you have plans for this with the jigs. I would like to make one for my small workshop. Your work is unique and fits my needs perfectly.

  • Reply David Winters April 10, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    All I can say is WOW!!!! I need your plans when you get around to making them.

  • Reply Paul Ramirez April 14, 2019 at 7:25 am

    this is some crazy ass ikea! inspector gadget shit! wow

  • Reply Ed McCoy April 15, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Is the "jigsaw” what us Yanks would call a reciprocating saw or sawzall? Or is that just a jigsaw/scrollsaw that somehow uses the long blades for the reciprocating saw?

  • Reply Christopher Grove April 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    You have taken my depression away and given me inspiration! Thank you! 😀

  • Reply Christopher Grove April 15, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Now to attach a 3D printer and CNC! 😉

  • Reply Madame Blueberry April 15, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Yes, I will buy a set of plans when they come out!

  • Reply Pierangelo Casarotti April 16, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Brilliant!

  • Reply PG Tips April 20, 2019 at 9:52 am

    People have the luxury of a whole workshop (me uncluded) and don't produce anything nearly as innovative as your mobile workstation. Your attention to managing dust is exceptional too. You have totally inspired me to get a grip and be more innovative and fix the issues in my own small workshop for which I now feel very privileged to have.

  • Reply Robert Mielke April 22, 2019 at 12:28 am

    I watched a good bit of this video as I am in the same situation. I live in a single room apartment 10'x20' with a twin bed, livingroom chair and a small folding table. I've built 4 woodworking benches to accomodate my drill press, router table and DeWalt 745 contractor's table saw. I have a skill set that allows me to use hand tools in the cold New England Winters and power tools outside in the Spring/Summer/Fall. What fun!

  • Reply samoan SAIYAN April 26, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Awesome innovation. Now let's watch for all the money hungry people who will flock here to steal your plans and sell them for themselves.

    Awesome work and set up my friend!

  • Reply Alien Sifth April 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Bravo!!!

  • Reply Tims howtomake May 6, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Also ich bin immer noch TOTAL BAFF 😉

  • Reply Mark Carter May 25, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I hope the likes of Black & Decker like your design and buy the idea for millions – Great build, well done mate 100%

  • Reply XTROY BOY7 May 25, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Just look at the gaze in his eyes, TRULY & AMAZINGLY SCIENTIFIC!👍👍👍

  • Reply Glenn Jones May 30, 2019 at 9:49 am

    This stuff blows my mind. Great job!!

  • Reply Ray Tillman June 8, 2019 at 10:42 am

    First thing, great Idea and well thought out and built.The problem is:- you need a proper workshop to build it. Knowing how much saw dust both the saw and router produce I doubt the extraction system would be effective and finally noise would be a problem for your neighbors i think(it would be in my apartment, maybe not so much for you)

  • Reply Jamie Andrick June 11, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Amazing!

  • Reply forfinkly June 12, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Wow amazing, great job I always say that there is always an easier way to do everything, good job

  • Reply Manuelle Quatta June 15, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Incredible Sir. Great Creativity

  • Reply Rodolfo Gonzalez June 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Genius beautiful

  • Reply Joellivin June 19, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Wow, this dude is a true engineer. Have you thought of making your bed into a murphy bed? That would double the amount of space you have to work with. Great job man! The erector set of woodworks

  • Reply jeevespreston June 25, 2019 at 11:42 am

    You are an extremely creative and resourceful man! In awe of how much capability you’ve packed into such a small space…

  • Reply Nil val July 1, 2019 at 2:49 am

    Speechless!!!👍👍

  • Reply Nado Figueiredo July 13, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Amazing!!! Congrats and thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Ross Cat July 21, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Oh my lawd. I am at awe. for now i will make a simple small table saw, but this is my dream. i want to learn woodworking and make it not only as a hobby. i too am using my bedroom to make my own murphy bed. will be sleeping on the sofa for some time. new subscriber here

  • Reply InTnMnNmAz August 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Makers gotta make!

  • Reply Sapele Steve August 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Simply creatively brillant & ingenious! Nothing more to say as I am totally blown away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Oh Asis August 24, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    That is totally brilliant in planning and execution.

  • Reply Barry Norman August 24, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    As they say (whoever "THEY are") "Necessity is the mother of invention" I think this is a big advert for that saying !! Great work and should inspire many who say they do not have the room to carry out their woodwork hobbies. Also completed on a budget.

  • Reply Michael Anway August 26, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Outstanding design and build! Great video production also! Well done! Subscribed!

  • Reply AJ Dragon September 4, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Hi, Great muli tool,  One thing I would suggest making is a portable air filtration system that can be easily hung up to catch anything that might get into the air.  Better safe then sorry.

  • Reply Ferdy Hidayat September 6, 2019 at 11:38 am

    OMG OMG this is crazy… but I am thinking the same… hahaha

  • Reply Gene September 19, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    in the long run, divorce would be easier and cheaper

  • Reply NicoleHerrick September 26, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Genius

  • Reply FaiDaTe LeMieMani September 26, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Veramente straordinario – mai visto prima in vita mia! BRAVO e GRAZIE

  • Reply Simon Barnsley September 29, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    You are a modern-day daVinci! Fantastic work.

  • Reply Archigeist October 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Amazing 👍 Now use it to build a house 😆

  • Reply Matt Thie October 10, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    So much design and assembly time went into this. It looks like it takes a while to setup, but you do what you got to do. I'm always amazed at the solutions people come up with for small work spaces. Very impressive!!!

  • Reply SIFIRID October 21, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Very interested!!!

  • Reply dsslimone November 20, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Absolutely fantastic video, fantastic vision and skill to make this. No dust brilliant. 👏👏

  • Reply My Views On Tech November 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Done – Plans bought – Time to study them and make the table

  • Reply Some Random Guy November 28, 2019 at 6:27 am

    What a legend. Awesome man

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