I need your help !!! #1: Physio table conversion

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Blog entry by Johnny Boy posted 02-19-2013 02:32 AM 2124 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi fellow woodworkers.
I have salvaged this heavy duty physio table from trash with the idea in mind to convert it to my (first)

I’d like to get your opinions about this project. Do you think it’s worth the pain ?.
How would you do that ?. I am opened to every comment (positive or not).

Thank you in advance for your help.

-- Johnny Boy

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 03:17 AM

Well I guess I could open this by saying that it would not be a complete “wood” working project, but it would probably make a very stable base. If you made an elaborate top, at least. In a shop it is possible that the metal frame would develope some rust problems?

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 03:37 AM

My concern would be, if you were chopping on it how much would the bench bounce. My second concern is how to attach a vice or two. Grizzly makes a bunch of tops and I would go with the thicker ones. You would have to widen the holes in the steel where you attach the top for expansion.
The second thought is it would make a great assemble table with a solid core door.
Hope this helps.

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Johnny Boy

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 04:24 AM

Sure it helps. Thanks for you comments.

-- Johnny Boy

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 03:02 PM

That should make a fantastic workbench base, nice find. The type of work you plan to do should dictate the top and or the need to add weight to the base.

-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri

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