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Project by newTim posted 06-01-2009 05:54 PM 8683 views 65 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here’s the finished assembly table with some accessories. I used the shelf from the old table to mount the compressor and routed a square for the Kreg insert plate. I had a Zeiss benchclamp which fits nicely on the table and is very handy. I also screwed some scraps to the bottom of 2×3s and spaced them to align with the edge of the table for easy clamping to crosscut panels. I use the EZ Guide from Eurekazone with a PC Razr circular saw. The bench also has four front-locking, swivel wheels. It is very easy to roll around the shop so I can move projects or park a car. It is also the same height as the table saw. On to the next project.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com





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sikrap

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#1 posted 06-01-2009 06:11 PM

Very nice. Is that laminate on the top?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#2 posted 06-01-2009 06:13 PM

Oh, Man! This is sweeeeet!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-01-2009 06:43 PM

Nice assembly table, and those accessories are very helpful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 06-01-2009 06:47 PM

Great design. You can never have to much storage or work space. Do the drawers go all the way across or do you have them on both sides?

For years I have been using an old chrome legged kitchen table for assembly work but thinking it was about time to do something like you have done. I will make mine taller (38 to 39”) because I get tired of bending forward to work on things. So you may see my modification of your design posted some time in the next few months.
Also I may add the slide out tray featured in Bartee’s table saw cabinet posted yesterday.
One of the things I enjoy about LJ is seeing other people’s ideas. It saves “re-inventing the wheel” so to speak and also eliminates a lot of mistakes.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 06:48 PM

That is one nice mobile multi purpose assembly table…..good job.

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John

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#6 posted 06-01-2009 06:59 PM

great table! great cross cut sled – most of all great use of one car bay for a whole shop – inspiring!

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 06-01-2009 07:15 PM

Thanks all… the top is a piece of laminate from a blemished 5×10 sheet I picked up a couple years ago. In fact I was able to get a couple of sheets on the cheap. FYI, I found I was able to easily cut the laminate with a razor knife and metal guide. I made several light cuts and broke the offcut away from the good piece by gently bending it. It split away right along the cutline. I then trimmed it flush with a router. Very simple.

I think a slide out tray would be helpful. The drawers are full extension and go all the way back, 24”. I plan to add a light bar plug to the back.

I waxed the top and plan to use paper to protect it during glue ups and finishing to try to keep it clean.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#8 posted 06-01-2009 07:20 PM

Great table . I bet it will be well used

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#9 posted 06-01-2009 07:44 PM

That is a great looking table. Great idea and looks very beautiful.

-- Mark, Katy, Texas, Did they give Noah a hardtime about the wood boat in his driveway

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#10 posted 06-01-2009 07:56 PM

Nice table. I really like it and need one myself. I do have one question. Was there a reason you didn’t put false fronts on or make your drawers differntly so you wouldn’t have the gap around them? I know in my show sawdust gets in every knook and cranny and it looks like your table is open to getting dust in and around the drawers.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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newTim

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#11 posted 06-01-2009 08:09 PM

Drawer fronts? No particular reason. Short answer is laziness. The drawer cabinet was added to the original table and I pulled it out to use in this table. I agree about the dust and thought the same thing. I noticed the drawers haven’t really gotten that much dust. Probably because I almost always hook up a dust collector or vacuum when routing or sanding.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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#12 posted 06-02-2009 12:05 AM

Well done

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#13 posted 06-02-2009 12:12 AM

That’s a dandy, great design. Good work Tim.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#14 posted 06-02-2009 01:20 AM

great job!!! I really like the transition from the table top down to the drawers.

-- Craig

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#15 posted 06-02-2009 01:55 AM

Very nice additions! I like the mobility.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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