Building the Paulk Workbench, Part 1 (Main Cuts & Sawhorses)

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  • Published on:  Monday, February 18, 2019
  • After moving houses (and workshops) with my family 4 times since I started woodworking in 2012, I decided this time to design my shop with the concept of mobility. Whether I need to take the shop on site to help someone or to the next house/workshop if we ever move again I want this to go with me. Essentially, I want a “plug in and play” shop from now on. After lots of research, I found the Ron Paulk Workbench! This workbench was designed by Rob Paulk who has a ton of experience with contracting and woodworking, and his design represents his knowledge of both great utility and mobility. The two-part top allows it to fit in a van or a truck, and makes it easy to move around the shop or take on site. It’s also incredibly sturdy! I documented my entire build and I’m excited to bring you this comprehensive, instructional, multi-part video series on how to make it! I hope it helps you as you make your Paulk Workbench or a variation that fits your needs. Part 1 of this multi-video series focuses on the main cuts for the workbench/assembly table and how to make the saw horses. (You can learn more and download the plans on the Ron Paulk Website here:

    //Part 1 of this multi-video series focuses on the main cuts for the workbench/assembly table and how to make the saw horses.

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    (1) 4’ x 8’ 1/2” Foam Insulation Panel
    (5) 4’ × 8’, 1/2” Plywood
    (1) 1 1/2” Polypro Webbing:
    #8 1/2” Panhead Screws

    //////  TOOLS USED

    Bosch Circular Saw:
    Kreg Rup Cut Guide:
    4’ Level:
    Stanley Powerlock Tape Measure:
    Milwaukee 4 1/2” Hole Saw:
    Bosch 12v Jigsaw:
    Random Orbital Sander:
    Sanding Discs:
    Bosch Router:
    Bosch Colt Router:
    1/4” Roundover Router Bit:
    3/4" x 1-1/4" x 1/2"HSS Onsrud Spiral Bit:
    3/8" x 1-1/4" x 3/8" Carbide Onsrud Spiral Bit:
    1/2” to 3/8" Bushing Adapter:
    18v Bosch Drill/Driver:
    12v Bosch Drill/Driver:
    Sliding Square:


    Canon 80D:
    Canon 10-18mm Wide Lens:
    Canon 50mm Lens:
    Canon 18-55mm Lens:
    Rode Video Mic:
    iPhone X:
    iPhone Tripod Mount:
    Recording to iPhone:
    Recording to computer:
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  • robert gullickson

    robert gullickson


    Very well explained. Not too much “yada yada” bafflegab. Thank you

  • robert gullickson

    robert gullickson


    Very well explained. Not too much “yada yada” bafflegab. Thank you

  • Anna Meer

    Anna Meer

     7 days ago

    I’m an absolute newbie... no pilot holes for the webbing screws?

  • Stier Haus Homestead

    Stier Haus Homestead

     21 days ago

    First off, great video...very helpful. Ron's plans don't really give a ton of detailed explanations. I'm new to using a router with a template, so this may be a total newb question. Did you account for the difference between your collar and bit when using it to but the other three saw horses and spreaders or was the difference not really important for this particular application?

  • Mark Gilder

    Mark Gilder

     21 days ago

    You can get 4 parts for the saw horse bench stands. Cut out one pattern with a jigsaw and invert pattern to fit on board.

  • Nicholas Fox

    Nicholas Fox

     1 months ago

    Best workbench I've ever owned for catching sawdust. Looks good but not a patch on traditional benches.

  • SolarMill


     1 months ago +3

    12:18 Not a sliding square, but a combination square
    12:35 Not pan head screws, but truss washer head lath screws
    13:38 Still a combination square, definitely not a speed square which is a totally different tool.

  • DrReason


     1 months ago

    I built my Paulk bench a couple years ago and find it an invaluable part of my daily work whether in the shop or on the job! I can't believe I survived so many years without it!!

  • Woodworking Genie

    Woodworking Genie

     1 months ago

    why do you move so much?

  • 007 More

    007 More

     1 months ago

    This guy just wants here himself talk....

  • ja60123


     1 months ago +2

    Reduce your rpms with a hole saw that large

  • Douglas Rohman

    Douglas Rohman

     1 months ago

    Building one. Thanks for the video.

  • twochaudio mg

    twochaudio mg

     1 months ago

    fast talker

  • Jon Baz

    Jon Baz

     1 months ago

    N. N😴 😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴 😀😀 👖👖👟👕👖👖👖👖👖👖

  • Tim Byrnes

    Tim Byrnes

     1 months ago

    Two words. Table saw.

  • JonathanMcBane


     1 months ago

    I'm being serious,
    I really like yours shoes (two- toned brown) where did you get them or what are they called?



     1 months ago

    Where did you find the collar used at 8:35 for your router?

  • Keith Foster

    Keith Foster

     1 months ago

    Who needs to know what you do in your life, very wasteful

  • Jeff Carmel

    Jeff Carmel

     1 months ago +6

    Just a perfect vid !!!! Ron will be proud ;)

  • Terri Gelbaum

    Terri Gelbaum

     1 months ago +1

    Your poor wife.....tell me you're not going to move again ...for at least a couple of weeks....