and so my saga continues with my multiple flip-top work bench project. WAAAY too much geometry and trig went into this. as this is my 13th revision for this project.
it may not look it, but i had to re-engineer the flip top tables. so i took everything off the wall and started over. all joints are mortise and tenon (er…um.. mostly) to give more stability and less flexing left&right since there are no supports away from the wall. i moved the 3/4” plywood to the inside of the tool that is flip-topping so that dust does not settle in the support structure. i added 1/2” conduit on the front/backside that slides left & right to lock the platform in place. i had to redo the spacing to allow the 4’ outfeed support table between components.
I added in a 4’ sliding outfeed / support table for mitre saw, planer, and jointer. bandsaw and antique craftsman sander sit in temporary locations til i find them homes.
I decided the 10” drill press will not be needed to be fliptop.
Mitre saw, yes fliptop (grinder underside).
Router table, yes fliptop (EZE lap sharpening station will be underneath eventually)
Planer, yes fliptop.
3’ spacing (electrical panel)
Jointer… unsure if i’ll tackle that being fliptop.
The 4’ sliding outfeed / support table has the ability to slide between the mitre saw and planer, so as to act as support for mitre saw and also as outfeed for planer. when i flip the planer upside down, i slide the table over to the jointer to act as a jointer outfeed table.
in middle of garage, i’ll have my bosch contractor saw level with my assembly table so it also can act as an outfeed table for the saw (i’m planning on doing a torsion box top) and then followed by my Levnar wood working bench.
This still leaves room for pulling in a car in my 2car garage, a mobile wood storage cart, and 2bag grizzly dust collector…and possibly, my future-i-want-a-lathe.
But for this weekend, i’ll give up. spending nearly 3 days on a 3day weekend gets you burnt out a little.
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter