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Project by rockmolsen posted 11-24-2014 01:53 PM 2319 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now that my shop is getting pretty well organized I was in need of an assembly table. I looked at a few plans and took some ideas from all. The dimensions are 57”L x 30”W x 35 1/2”H. It’s on casters so I can move it around easily. The top and bottom shelves are a combination of 3/4 ply and 3/4 MDF. Maple was used for the top edge banding. I only used a few screws from the bottom up on the top (no glue) so I can easily replace the MDF down the road. May add a few drawers also. Last I want to make a rosin paper roll holder on one side so I can just pull it out over the top when doing some glue-ups. Going to fill the screw holes with wood filler and do a little sanding. Cost me right around $100 and a good part of a Sunday.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 03:17 PM

Sunday time very well spent.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 11-24-2014 03:51 PM

Stellar job on the table….Nothing like having a good, flat outfeed table for the saw…It’s a good safty factor for the long stock, too….One thing I would recommend doing, if you haven’t already, is to put about 5-6 coats of a good top coat on the table, like poly or varnish….It will do two things: Protect the tablefrom any moisture, and it will make slideing work pieces like ply or timber easier….Dresses it up, too, and makes it look nice…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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rockmolsen

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#3 posted 11-24-2014 04:08 PM

Rick – great tip. So just brush on some coats of poly?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 11-24-2014 05:58 PM

Yep…that’s all you need to do…..I use fast drying poly….Just let each coat dry good, then put another on, and so on….The more coats the better protection, in my opinion….It also gives the MDF a nice petina, and also the hardwood frame..Go to my workshop pictures, and look at my bench….It’s Douglas fir, and MDF top….It’s tuned a nice brown petina…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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rockmolsen

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#5 posted 11-24-2014 08:17 PM

Yes that does look good. Wow what an impressive workshop – and so clean. I guess having a good dust collection system makes a big difference. Thanks for the tip!!!

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 11-24-2014 08:32 PM

You’re welcome, Rick…..Catchy name, ain’t it…....!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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chippewafalls

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#7 posted 11-24-2014 08:33 PM

Invaluable addition and well thought out. Should work well for your shop. Great design and nicely executed. Applying a couple of coats of poly on the top works great.

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 11-24-2014 11:38 PM

Well done great job. love the shop as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 11-25-2014 12:53 AM

Really nice work! You should be proud!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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McDustmaker

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#10 posted 12-02-2014 05:19 PM

Like the design. Nicely done!!!

-- Richard, Temple, GA.....If I smell of sawdust then I was having fun

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rockmolsen

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#11 posted 12-02-2014 06:26 PM

Thanks for the all comments. I have put 3 coats of poly so far over the entire table. I covered it with an old shower curtain this weekend so I could do some assembly. It was great to have a place to work and it makes me wonder why I waited so long to build one. My wife makes jewelry so she asked me to make her a display to hang the jewelry on. I was basically making face frames using kreg joinery. Having the 3” overhang on the top allowed me to clamp, screw and glue the frames easily. I made her two of these 6 ’ tall tri-panel displays with some pine I had laying around. I made the pocket holes on the front and used walnut Kreg plugs for a contrast.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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