Work Table

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Project by Russhobbs posted 01-08-2016 04:32 AM 1875 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished up the work table for my shop. Thanks to all the LJ contributors for ideas. Used Rockler T-track on the top for hold downs and store the grinder and spindle sander on the pull out shelf. Lots of drawers to store squares, chisels and planes and the big drawer on the right holds the sharpening station. The last picture shows the dog holes and t-track on use. Build it out of 2×4 and AC plywood. Drawers fronts are the last of the VG fir I got from the local saw mill. Fits against the wall of the garage and it is really nice to be able to roll this table out into the shop and have most of my tools right at hand for a project.

-- RussTekWood

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#1 posted 01-08-2016 04:50 AM

Nice build looks fantastic!

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#2 posted 01-08-2016 10:02 AM

I really like the look of your work station.

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#3 posted 01-08-2016 12:58 PM


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#4 posted 01-08-2016 02:20 PM

This is a very nice auxiliary work station. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 01-08-2016 03:35 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#6 posted 01-08-2016 03:52 PM

Nice worktable, sure it will enhance productivity in your shop

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#7 posted 01-08-2016 04:50 PM

Very well thought out and almost too nice looking for ‘shop’ equipment. Are the side bins removable? I don’t see a vise how are you using the dog holes? I need to get something like this on my to-do-list.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 01-09-2016 05:13 PM

Thanks for all the comments. The side bins are screwed on and hold all of my clamping blocks, dogs and gluing stuff. I use plastic hotel keys as glue spreaders, so I have one slot in the bins just for them. I have several other vice options in my shop, so I didn’t add one to this table. I typically use the table for assembly, sanding or finishing, so the dog holes and t-track help keep whatever I’m working on in place.

-- RussTekWood

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#9 posted 02-28-2016 09:39 PM

nice and compact. everything you need at your fingertips, nice design

-- just a goon with a hammer.

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#10 posted 07-27-2016 02:46 PM


Anything you’d change if you had to do it all over again?

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