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Project by newTim posted 1877 days ago 7762 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 1877 days ago

Very nice. Is that laminate on the top?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1877 days ago

Oh, Man! This is sweeeeet!

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

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woodworm

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#3 posted 1877 days ago

Nice assembly table, and those accessories are very helpful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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LesB

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#4 posted 1877 days ago

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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Splinterman

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#5 posted 1877 days ago

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

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John

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#6 posted 1877 days ago

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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newTim

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#7 posted 1877 days ago

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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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 1877 days ago

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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marksalot2005

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#9 posted 1877 days ago

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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Garyb6

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#10 posted 1877 days ago

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 1877 days ago

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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Loucarb

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#12 posted 1876 days ago

Well done

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Les Hastings

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#13 posted 1876 days ago

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

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

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cpernisi

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#14 posted 1876 days ago

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

-- Craig

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brianinpa

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#15 posted 1876 days ago

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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