Portable & Affordable Workbench for Small Spaces

Portable & Affordable Workbench for Small Spaces

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Find the plans for this bench HERE – https://www.3x3custom.com/store/portable-work-bench-plans

For more details, check out my website – https://www.3x3custom.com/tutorials/portable-workbench

Jay Bates’ video I mentioned – https://youtu.be/ZlGSANE_9Yk


#62 Low Angle Jack Plane:

Low Angle Block Plane:


Miter Gauge:

Green Pencil I Was Using:

Center Finding Ruler:


Small Combo Square:

Marking Knife:


Twin Screw Vise Kit:
Twin Screw Vise with 10" Long 3/4"-10 Threaded Rods, 4-1/2" Cast Knobs, Square Nuts and Washers

Knobs for Plane Stops:
Domed Knurled Knob 1" Diameter with 1/4-20 Tapped Hole Steel Blackened Finish

Overdrive Bits for Dog Holes:
WoodOwl 3 Piece OverDrive™ Fast Boring Bit Set

Thread Locker:
Bob Smith Industries IC-LOC™ Red Thread Locker CA Glue .34 oz

Steel Guide Bushing:
3/4" ID x 1" OD x 1-1/4" Steel Guide Bushing

Bench Dogs:
Taytools Solid Brass Round Workbench Dogs for 3/4 Inch Holes

In-Line Bench Dog Screw Clamps:
Adjustable Workbench Bench Dog Screw Clamp, Fits 3/4“ Dog Holes, Full 5-1/2” Travel

Vertical Bench Dog Screw Clamps:
Quick-Adjust Vertical Workbench Surface Hold Down Clamp, Fits 3/4” Dog Holes

Cork Rubber:
Cork Rubber Vise Jaw Lining 5-7/8” wide x 36” long x 1/8” thick

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Drill Bit Extender:

3″ Hanger Bolts (you will need 2 sets of these to get 4):

5″ Lag Bolts:


Push Stick:

Little Blue Square:

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My Recording Equipment


Shotgun Mic:

Lav Mic:

Voiceover Mic:



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  1. Glenn Callahan on June 26, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Great idea

  2. gogopie64 on June 26, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    I’ve tried doing this project twice and it has a major design flaw. Trying to drill a straight 8inch 3/4 hole is virtually impossible without a drill press. I wouldn’t do this project unless you have a drill press.

  3. Jeff McGee on June 26, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    I love the video and understand that you have to make money with ads, but I feel like you had to much ad talk for a 23 minute video. I can only imagine those who don’t have premium! Love your builds and what do I know, I can’t make more than a video once a year or so

  4. navyboats93 on June 26, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    I thought you said it was made out of one 2×10? Why are you using other wood?

  5. Mich050 on June 26, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    I’ll make sure that I have a workbench and multiple power tool s before I make my work bench with multiple power tools.

  6. IT Works Websites on June 26, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    You’re right the pockets on women’s clothing are useless or non existent, so I get excited about pockets too. Those pants look great!

  7. Rob Kingsbury on June 26, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Brilliant. Been thinking of making one of these for a long time, and having watched the whole video, can’t think of anything I’d do differently. Thank you.

  8. Jorge Cinelli on June 26, 2023 at 1:18 pm


  9. P-O on June 26, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Great video on this beautiful Bench!
    Perhaps a stupid question from Me. But would it become an issues using the imperial measurements when building this Bench for me living in the metric country of Sweden?

  10. Nacho Business on June 26, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    A year ago, I was really impressed with this build, and put it on the back burner. After one year of woodworking, it looks like it’s time to make a nice joinery bench.

  11. Patrick Brady on June 26, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Nice. Great video , hope ya got warm afterwards you looked great in your( multi) pocket overalls .

  12. desk lamp on June 26, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Great channel. Thank you.

  13. Chicken Pot Pie on June 26, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    So to build this bench that I’ll need if I don’t have a shop, I’ll need a table saw, a miter saw, a planer, a good drill, a special bit for that drill, router etc. It’s a very cool bench and I will be building one to leave in my car, but the messaging is a little confusing, I don’t see how a beginner, or someone without a shop can actually follow this advice. It’s definitely possible to do it with minimal tools, but that’s really not what was shown, even chiseling the mortises was skipped in favor of a machine, this didn’t really demonstrate how to do this without all the fancy tools, you’re gonna have to figure that out yourself with whatever tools you happen to have.

  14. John Kirkwood on June 26, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    I would like to build this but can’t find a link to buy the plans. Can you help please.

  15. Memo on June 26, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    This tiny workbench is super cool! 😀 The baby bench 😄 It’s kind of cute, but I personally find this project to be super useful. Thanks Tamar! As usual great well explained video 🙂👌🏼

  16. thvsch on June 26, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    The advertisements in between are so annoying and unnecessary. Please stick to the topic of your video and earn your money otherwise.

  17. Nicolas Waite on June 26, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    Hey, great vid! The link to the overdrive bit seems to go to a page no longer available. Any chance on updating it?

    Thanks 🙏

  18. Jairo Gurgel on June 26, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Aqui e BRASIL foi bom ter conhecer você e bem eclética e funsionau grtidao mandou muito bem

  19. Jong Lee on June 26, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    Up front… I have NOT read the 3.7K comments… So I ONLY have a few battery powered tools. Drill, circular saw, jigsaw, hand router and brad nailer. The video I would love to see is building this with the tools mentioned.

  20. Oraseanu Daniel on June 26, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    This beats all the PRO tutorials on workbenches I have seen! They all assume we live in huge houses, and shitloads of money. But this really addresses majority of people!

  21. EDC at Sofa on June 26, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    Looks nice, interesting training, but for $50 there if portable woodworking bench.

  22. ken vaillancourt on June 26, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Tamar I’m wondering where you got the hardware for your vice

  23. ざっくり王 / King of Roughly on June 26, 2023 at 1:41 pm


  24. Blake Vice on June 26, 2023 at 1:41 pm


  25. Brian Baraka on June 26, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    You are amazing!

  26. byku817 on June 26, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    С таким набором инструментов можно и самолёт построить🙄 а как быть когда нет таких станков, на коленке?? А так конечно задумка очень хорошая, а для женщины такие навыки так вообще фантастика)). Лайк однозначно. 👍

  27. Inclusive Driving on June 26, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve just bought a couple of folding sawhorses, and I was thinking of making a bench top for them. This is just awesome!

  28. Владимир Аксёнов on June 26, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    дас ист фантастиш

  29. Andrey Pleshankov on June 26, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Glued with an error. You should place the core outside.

  30. Mike Taylor on June 26, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Wow, insainly nice job of breaking this down into into doable steps and showing how to build this versatile bench and showing all it can do. Only you could have pulled this off. You are a rock star!

  31. Joshua Espinoza on June 26, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    I can be

  32. Patrick Bonneville on June 26, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    That’s pretty cool! It would be cooler if you talked slower and didn’t have a fortune in tools but hey, more power to you

  33. Edy Moss on June 26, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Great vid thanks for sharing 👍😀

  34. Bernd Colve on June 26, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    May be it’s as versatile as mobile Black & Deckers Workbench (0,4 cm x 0,3m x 0,1 m).

  35. Mark Thomas on June 26, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Hello from the Uk….You are Awesome…..And you can Cook too….!!! 😄
    Why arent there more Woman like you…🥰

  36. Emil Nilsen on June 26, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    This video is not possible to put in a playlist. Why?

  37. Kevin B Willson on June 26, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Excellent work ideas craftsmanship I will be looking in for more helpful tips Thank you

  38. illya kuryakin on June 26, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Non-stop product placement 👎

  39. Fernando Cunha Lima on June 26, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Muito bom, congrat!

  40. rodochopper on June 26, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    So basically you need a shop to make the bench if you don’t have a shop… Quite clever…

  41. Happy Outlier on June 26, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Can’t I just buy one from you?

  42. Богдан Ших on June 26, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    I would laminate this bench with some hardwood like oak or something similar

  43. Fung Zian on June 26, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Would you recommend using mdf for this

  44. Enoch Page on June 26, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Hi, I appreciate your instructions and craftsmanship. I am looking for the right size bushing that I assume would be 1-1/2 in as opposed to the 1 inch I think you had. I have looked at hardware stores for it and they don’t have a smooth steel bushing like that one. Do you know where you got it? Or does it have a more specific name than bushing which is so general across several crafts? Thanks.

  45. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Luminous Fractal on June 26, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Had distant memories of my dad starting out his carpentry/building business with a gifted black and decker workbench (he’d always used his rustic traditional wooden workboxes and basic tripods)

    I got one the other day..😬…not sure if its modern build quality or my misty memories but i dont remember them being tinplate, bamboo and wobbly as hell 🤣 something went wrong with the timeline people. ..very wrong.

  46. Jim Young on June 26, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    This is brilliant

  47. Rodrigo Mendes on June 26, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Tamar! What is the name of that tool you used to mark the wood at 7:26? Loved this project and the way you explain things! I’ve just discovered you here in youtube!

  48. kodramrockar on June 26, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    HI, thank you for the video it’s very clear! The plans are available in metric or only in imperial ?

  49. Jimmy Cogsdil on June 26, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    thank you for sharing that

  50. Frank Rose on June 26, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Wow, so glad I found your channel! New to wood wooding via epoxy river plaques and looking to move towards larger pieces .