Simple, quick portable workbench

Simple, quick portable workbench

My Dorkbot DC cohort R. Mark Adams sent me this quick n’ dirty portable workbench he built from hardware store parts and plywood. The homemade “third hands” are attached with plywood sheet clips and can be moved to desired positions. He even made his own soldering iron holder.

Update: Mark has added a whole slew of pictures and notes about the build to his “DIY Workbench” set.

Portable Workbench – Link


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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