my ultimate assembly table 2.0

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Project by pottz posted 05-01-2016 09:49 PM 9751 views 47 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

it was time to finally make make what to me is the ultimate assembly workbench,this is replacing the one you can see in my shop photos that was quickly made in one day when i needed a table to get a project was a upgrade from the folding table i was using,not very ultimate.this bench is constructed of 3/4 melamine,clear doug fir for the frame and drawer fronts.the top is torsion box constructed from 3/4 ply strips with 1/2 mdf top and bottom and 1/4 masonite top just as an airplane wing is made.all drawers are 1/2 prefinished birch ply and 1/4 melamine bottoms with ball bearing glides.all are 28” deep.the table size is 6’2” x 3’10” x 36” high,a little taller than normal but i dont like short table tops,easier on my aging back.there is a 110v outlet on each corner with an air outlet on each end,i just plug the table into an outlet and plug an air hose into a plug on the back.the table is on 4” wheels for total mobility.i have a roll of craft paper on one side to cover when gluing or painting.the vise on the corner is a rockwell bench jaw that i highly recommend i use it on every project, very fast and versatile.hope i covered everything.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 05-01-2016 11:35 PM

Wow, Larry. That’s something. When I need something bigger than my workbench, I lay a hollow-core door on top of trash barrels.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 05-02-2016 02:31 AM

turned out really nice, i like that you piped in air and electrical.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#3 posted 05-02-2016 02:54 AM

Your assembly table turned out great.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Scott Landry

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#4 posted 05-02-2016 02:56 AM

Very nice! But no dog holes?

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#5 posted 05-02-2016 03:56 AM

thanks guys,this is a project thats going to help make many more projects.
scott-yes no dog holes because i have another bench with vises and dog holes that i rarely use,this table is what really suits my needs,ive got everything right at my finger tips,air, power and all my sanders and clamps for putting together a project.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 05-02-2016 04:59 AM

Looks great!! Nicely done and a great addition to your shop.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 05-02-2016 12:45 PM

Larry, that is a beautiful assembly table, great work! Integrating the power and air AND keeping it mobile is genius.

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#8 posted 05-02-2016 01:15 PM

This is a beautiful assembly table and obviously will be a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 05-02-2016 01:30 PM

Very good build almost too nice to work on :)

-- Custom furniture

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Dennis Hill

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#10 posted 05-02-2016 03:23 PM

I can tell this design is based on experience. Very nicely done!

-- Dennis in Kenmore, WA -- So much wood, so little time.

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#11 posted 05-02-2016 03:24 PM

I agree with you on skipping the dog holes for assembly tables. They are such dust catchers, and either fill up with dust or let it pass into your storage drawers.

Thanks for posting.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 05-02-2016 03:29 PM

I like it! Nice work. See some details I might use! Thanks

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Kaleb the Swede

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#13 posted 05-02-2016 04:44 PM

Geez you guys and your two car garages….seriously though, great build

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#14 posted 05-03-2016 01:36 AM

Very nice bench. This sort of thing is on my wishlist.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#15 posted 05-03-2016 07:45 PM

Very Nice!!!!!

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