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Blog entry by DD6 posted 04-08-2015 10:27 PM 3559 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I started my journey into woodworking and for my first project I am building a mobile workstation with a router extension for my table saw. I am making it 72” x 28” which should give me some ample storage since I am doing this out of my garage.

I plan on skinning the inside (where the saw sits) with 1/4” hardboard and have not decided to what I want to skin the outside with. I was thinking of just some Birch or Maple plywood, but then again it is just shop furniture.
Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

I used the common pocket screw for the joinery so far over 300…lol.

-- Sam Hall TMC(SS) USN Ret



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#1 posted 04-08-2015 10:50 PM

Sam , Welcome to Lumberjocks . That workstation looks like it is going to be able to give you a lot of work space as well as storage space which we never seem to have enough of.
As for what to skin it with a lot people use thier Shop furniture to test out new ways of finishing or joinery that they want to try or just havent had much experience with before useing it on a Real Project. But there is nothing wrong with having a nice looking peice of Shop furniture. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

I notice from you signature that you are one of those guys that rode around on boats Designed To Sink. :)
I stayed on top of the water for 9 years before the engine rooms Killed my Hearing.

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 11:13 PM



Sam , Welcome to Lumberjocks . That workstation looks like it is going to be able to give you a lot of work space as well as storage space which we never seem to have enough of.
As for what to skin it with a lot people use thier Shop furniture to test out new ways of finishing or joinery that they want to try or just havent had much experience with before useing it on a Real Project. But there is nothing wrong with having a nice looking peice of Shop furniture. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

I notice from you signature that you are one of those guys that rode around on boats Designed To Sink. :)
I stayed on top of the water for 9 years before the engine rooms Killed my Hearing.

- Richard

Thanks Richard, Yes I did 20 years of it, loved every minute of it. My finish I thought would be using 1lb shellac to seal it and then just use Danish Oil or some type of varnish as the top coat.

-- Sam Hall TMC(SS) USN Ret

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 01:48 AM

Sam , I might have done 20 as well but the Docs said No. Can’t say I Loved every minute of it but for the most part it was good to me. I am not a Finish guy so I can’t really advise on that but it sounds like it will work.

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