Assembly Table #2: The Top is Done.

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Blog entry by airfieldman posted 01-28-2008 05:20 AM 1602 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Begining Part 2 of Assembly Table series Part 3: Legs are done »

Well, the top is done. I have to say, MDF is VERY heavy. I had heard that before, but didn’t really get it. But it’s done. I glued the MDF to the torsion box, and then attached the hardboard with 8 screws. Not sure I like them. But we’ll see. If not, I can replace the hard board for less than 10 bucks, so it really is a non-factor.

That’s my dog, Reagan…best darn dog in the world!

After I had routed the edges of the MDF/hardboard to match the frame, I had to trim it up a tad:
Yeah, that’s me.

Next is the legs, then the bottom.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#1 posted 01-28-2008 05:29 AM

I learned just how heavy MDF was when I helped a friend move. It’s heavy!

Looking good.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-28-2008 05:53 AM

Last time I picked up mdf at the box store…I had a young guy help me load it. I should have had him come along and help me unload it. Boy was that painful, did it before I had my should fixed. Next time, I’ll wait till my son gets home….he can earn some of those groceries he’s been shoveling down. :-)

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#3 posted 01-28-2008 06:49 AM

MDF is heavy stuff but what a versatile product it is. Keep at it Airfield, can’t wait to see the result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 01-28-2008 11:44 AM

Nothing like a dead-flat assembly table. You could maybe screw some grab-handles on the sides to help when you have to move it around.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-28-2008 02:58 PM

Nice looking top. MDF is heavy but it is flat and cheap. It makes a nice top.

I can’t wait to see the finished product. Then you can move on to something else. Maybe something for Reagan since he seems to be helping you in the shop.

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

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#6 posted 01-28-2008 03:19 PM

Very nice table, please show some detail of the method used to attach the legs.

-- Hope Never fails

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 01-28-2008 03:24 PM

Oughta stay flat and never give up. I use MDF on the cut out table in the saddle shop. It doesn’t dull knife blades and when it’s a mess I flip it over.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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