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Assembly and Outfeed Table

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Project by Mike_D_S posted 07-14-2016 03:36 AM 1507 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work out of about 2/3 of a two car garage and space is at a premium all the time. I’ve been wanting a better outfeed solution for a while and I also wanted some more assembly space. So I decided to build an assembly/outfeed table along the lines of the Shop Notes assembly table (a good example was built by LJ’er toddbeaulieu ).

I made a number of changes to the basic plan and drew it up in sketchup; increasing the size to match the length of my TS with router wing, customized the shelf heights for specific tools I wanted to store and added some fold up tool stations. The tool stations provide specific places to mount the grinder and lathe on when needed and most importantly, it puts them at a more comfortable working height.

The top is two layers of 3/4 BB ply topped with laminate. The frame is primarily 2×4s and a few pieces of 4×4 my neighbor gave me. I used bed bolts as well to help tighten the frame up.

The top has a lot of dogholes for various clamping approaches and I routed a couple of slots for miter slot clearance for the table saw. I didn’t mount a vise and didn’t design the top for one. I plan to use something like the wonder pup for clamping if needed.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......





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#1 posted 07-14-2016 11:46 AM

Looks good, I think you will find it very useful.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 07-14-2016 01:43 PM

That came out really nice, I’m sure you will get years of good use out of it!

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#3 posted 07-14-2016 02:25 PM

Very well designed for your application. Great job on the overall project, it will last for years

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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#4 posted 07-14-2016 03:18 PM

Very nice! I may have to do the same, my outfeed table is pretty sketchy

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#5 posted 07-14-2016 05:58 PM

That’s a great looking table! It will probably be my inspiration for something similar when I get to that part of the shop update. Thanks for sharing it!

-- "Wood works, I'm the one who cuts, fits or joins it wrong!"

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#6 posted 07-14-2016 08:01 PM

This assembly table is a great addition to your shop. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#7 posted 07-15-2016 02:09 AM

This out feed all purpose work bench came out so cool, nice work. Not so long ago I made one very much like this one with a mft top and drawers for my festool sanders and accessories. Now like your would know these unit has become a very efficient work station. I will be posting mine here in the near future. Nice work once again and enjoy your new work station….Blkcherry

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#8 posted 07-16-2016 06:24 PM

Nice job. No doubt it will be a great place to work.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#9 posted 08-31-2016 03:11 AM

nice!

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