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In the year and a half since I built my bench I’ve been very happy with it, my only real regret is that I didn’t make it earlier. It’s solid, suits my needs and easily holds anything I want. I’ve heard from a lot of readers who have made there own version, and met one reader at Woodworking in America who shared his progress with me as his bench took shape. Earlier this summer I saw a feature on a bench made by Jameel Abraham that I wanted to incorporate, a tool rack combined with a planing stop in the center of the bench.

This morning I got motivated and with a half-inch diameter straight cutter mounted in my plunge router, I made a slot down the middle of the bottom of one of the removable, reversible tool trays. With the tray mounted bottom side up, I now have a slot in the bench to park edge tools while I work.

With phase one of my plan complete, I moved on to phase two-a simple stop that drops in the slot.


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