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Offline allenwiggins

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my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« on: May 25, 2014, 02:50 PM »
So about 2 years ago I was wanting to make a work bench that I could get on and off jobs. I have 3 MFT tables, but was looking for something more. I went on youtube to search for workbenches, and stumbled on Ron's channel. Wow!!! I was blown away. So I started out with his bench and miter saw stand and then onto the trailer. I have been using it for about a year and a half now and love it. I am now going to set up a van in addition to my trailer. I am mostly a finish carpenter and occasionally a framer in the SF bay area. From time to time the company I work for does projects in the city, and a van will be much easier to navigate and work out of.

The trailer is a 16x8 tandem axel cargo trailer. I purchased it on craigslist for 3000.00. I tracked 75 hours for the build and an additional 800.00 in AC ply, wiring, and dust collection accessories. within the next year I will probably retrofit the passenger side. I set it up to work out of like a shop and I just don't use it for this purpose. I use it mainly for tool storage and material transport. Most jobs are larger and require much more room to work. I tow it with a F350 but probably could use a half ton pickup truck with beefed up brakes.  

Thanks for looking everyone. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2014, 02:54 PM by allenwiggins »
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Offline wow

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 03:01 PM »
I'm just a hobbyist/tooladdict so my tools never leave my shop, but seeing your setup makes me want to go out and buy a trailer just so I can build it out.

Thanks for sharing!
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Offline wow

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 03:02 PM »
OH - I forgot to say [welcome] to the FOG!

Great first post! Keep 'em coming...
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Offline allenwiggins

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 03:48 PM »
OH - I forgot to say [welcome] to the FOG!

Great first post! Keep 'em coming...

Thanks so much for the kind words. I am certainly going to be posting more.
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Offline RobBob

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2014, 04:04 PM »
Very nice job.  I agree with Wow.  There is something about those vehicle build outs that are really cool.

Where did you buy the blue and gray floor mat?

Offline neilc

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 05:04 PM »
Great job on the stands as well as the truck. 

Curious when you cut in the trailer versus outside the trailer on the stands.  Does it depend on the job size?  It does look like you can rip a sheet on the truck and do cross-cuts up to at least 8'.

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Offline allenwiggins

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014, 09:19 PM »
Very nice job.  I agree with Wow.  There is something about those vehicle build outs that are really cool.

Where did you buy the blue and gray floor mat?

Thanks so much! The brand is Race Deck. They are garage floor tiles. Very durable.

http://www.bigfloors.com/product-category/garage-flooring/racedeck-garage-flooring/
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Offline allenwiggins

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2014, 09:26 PM »
Great job on the stands as well as the truck. 

Curious when you cut in the trailer versus outside the trailer on the stands.  Does it depend on the job size?  It does look like you can rip a sheet on the truck and do cross-cuts up to at least 8'.

Welcome to FOG.

neil


You are quite right. I can do some cutting in the trailer and some millwork. The problem is I am on large job sites and have to go back and forth to make cuts and do millwork. Its much more efficient to set up in the room I'm working or in a central location. The other problem I have is space. We do built-ins, mantels, closets, stair packages, custom wainscot….  I need much more room than what is available in my trailer. Also when cutting crown and base I am limited to the out feed on my left.

I rarely use it as a shop. Its great to park and leave on a site. Most times we will be on the same job for several weeks or months.
Any day I get to make saw dust is a good day!

Offline Vondawg

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2014, 08:34 AM »
Nice! I like the large dovetail on the ext fence interchangeable ( looks like) in truck and out on the site.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 09:02 PM by Vondawg »
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline mackenzie

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2014, 02:56 PM »
A fine execution there allen.

May it give you many years of efficiency.

Good job fella.

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2014, 03:00 PM »
Nice setup, it always feel good to be organized. 
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Offline love2cad

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2014, 08:58 AM »
Fantastic layout and design. Thanks for sharing. Now excuse me while I buy a trailer and do the same! :)

Offline Srbrownjr175

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Re: my version of the Paulk mobile shop
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2015, 08:56 PM »
Very nice setup....your next tool should be a camera with auto focus  [eek] hahaha.....

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