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Blog series by airfieldman updated 02-03-2008 08:53 AM 4 parts 11369 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: The Begining

01-22-2008 01:35 AM by airfieldman | 4 comments »

I got a lot of work done today (YAH!!). Having been ill for the past couple of weeks, I have stayed away from my COLD shop. Couldn’t stay away any longer.I started with the frame, of course I wanted to work on a known flat surface, however just simply couldn’t. The whole reason for this project is to end with a known flat surface. Mark S has a great system using 2 bys, but I don’t have a jointer, so that was out. Fortunately for me, my garage surface is REASO...

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Part 2: The Top is Done.

01-28-2008 05:20 AM by airfieldman | 7 comments »

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 u...

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Part 3: Legs are done

02-03-2008 08:49 AM by airfieldman | 1 comment »

Original plans (located in my head) were to have a removable top. The concept was, since I have limited space, and the occasional need to vacate for a vehicle, I would break it down to a top, and collapsed legs (using hinges). However, as I stated earlier, I didn’t truly anticipate the weight of MDF. So, although the top isn’t actually secured to the legs, I doubt I’ll be removing them very often. I made boxes inside the frame to accept the legs: This worked well, b...

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Part 4: All done

02-03-2008 08:53 AM by airfieldman | 3 comments »

Well, it’s not as pretty as some, and not as elaborate either. But it will serve me well. Plus, an added couple of bonuses… First, open storage: And, it works well as an outfeeder table: Thanks for looking. Cheers!

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