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Torsion Box Assembly Table #2: Cutting the Parts

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Blog entry by Morton posted 12-08-2009 07:29 AM 2239 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Introduction Part 2 of Torsion Box Assembly Table series Part 3: Assembling the Grid »

Today I manged to cut all the parts for the torsion box assembly table top.

I am constructing the internal grid out of 1/2” MDF. The space between grid components is 6.5”. The outside of the grid is constructed from 3/4” MDF and is 6’6” by 3’. The skins are 1/2” MDF and a top of 1/8” hardboard.

I started by breaking down the MDF using my Festool TS55. I cut a clean edge, and then measured and cut a spacer stick that would be used for all the other cuts. Since all the internal grid pieces are the same height, I cut a spacer about 2.5” and used that to cut all the other pieces from the sheet of MDF. I trimmed each piece to length on my Dewalt SCMS.

Last, I ganged and cut the (2) 1/2” MDF skins and 1/8” hardboard about 1/2” oversize to allow for trimming when fully assembled.

My first ever video. I’m very happy with the results!

Sketchup of Torsion Box

-- Morton - http://workshop.scottmorton.com



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#1 posted 12-08-2009 01:39 PM

Morton, this is going to be a nice addition to your shop. Nice job on the video, too. This will be an interesting blog to follow.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 03:40 PM

Thanks Scott!

-- Morton - http://workshop.scottmorton.com

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 04:39 PM

Going to follow this. Good video and just the right amount detail.

Steve.

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#4 posted 12-10-2009 03:00 AM

Somebody has a Mac :-) Nice use of stills and overlaid music at the beginning.

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 03:58 AM

Hahaha, the secret is out! Thanks – I ran around and took pics and put that together quickly as a sort of test – very fun.

-- Morton - http://workshop.scottmorton.com

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