Torsion Box Assembly Table

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Project by mochasatin posted 05-25-2016 06:23 PM 1951 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a flat surface for assembly so I built a torsion box and set it on an old workbench base I had. It looked like a fun project. The torsion box has a nice flat surface and is incredibly rigid.

-- Scott

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#1 posted 05-26-2016 02:41 PM

If you haven’t had one yet, I will predict that you will love it!

I built mine (6’ x 4’) 9 years ago and it is as flat today as the day I built it. I put mine on a wheeled cabinet base and it performs double duty as both an assembly table and outfield table for the table saw.

Great build

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 02:42 PM

looks good just made a torsion box assembly table myself its the only way to go if you want a dead on flat table top,great job.

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

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 03:13 PM

I actually built this torsion box many years ago. I am just trying to get all my pictures posted before I lose them. About four years ago, I replaced the torsion box with an English Workbench I built. However, to be honest, I haven’t found the English Workbench to be as useful as I expected and I may bring back the torsion box. I simply do not do woodworking like they did two centuries ago when the English Workbench was relevant. What I really need is a nice, large, flat work surface and a couple of woodworking vices made of steel with wood jaws and I am happy. A set of thin, upper cabinets with spot lighting above the workbench would be nice too.

-- Scott

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#4 posted 05-26-2016 05:03 PM

that is english bench is great but i agree with you i have a bench with the dogs and vises and i never use it,im a power tool guy,i dont do hand planing and cutting dovetails by hand im mostly making custom furniture and cabinets so the torsion box is perfect for me as well.

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

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#5 posted 05-26-2016 06:44 PM

love it…

I want to use a similar construction method for a home brew CNC router table.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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