Non-Roubo Power-Strip

I’m not sure if Chris Schwarz would approve of this modification to my Roubo bench, but so far I like it.

I added a very non-Roubo power-strip onto the base shelf of my bench. Note the bright red color courtesy of Costco. I attached small pieces of plywood with Gorilla-brand black duct tape hinges over each outlet. These hinged covers keep saw dust out of each plug and easily drop into place when the outlet is unused. In this location on the bench, the power-strip does not seem to interfere with any clamping capabilities, etc. and allows me to rapidly plug and unplug powered hand tools when working on the bench.

Posted on February 7, 2011, in Tools and Shop, Woodworking. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Very interesting. A lot of people like to fit these things somewhere in to there workbench, seeing as how they are the centre of activity in most workshops. I like the dust covers, too.

  2. Hey, I really like your modification to your Roubo bench! My favorite part has to be the nice bright red color.

    Might have to try something like this in the shop myself. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

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