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Project by Tommy DiBuono posted 04-15-2017 01:58 AM 11778 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this table being built on one of the woodworker shows and thought it would be a great addition to my shop. I suffer from arthritis so having the ability to raise and lower the table is very helpful. It’s also mobile with the help of 4 heavy duty casters and the table is super strong when stationary. Recently Kreg tracks and an antique vise and still have to install sliding doors.

-- TommyD, New York





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Rich

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#1 posted 04-15-2017 03:56 AM

Nice bench Tommy. I’m not a traditionalist when it comes to benches, and I like that one. Please be sure to post some photos of it in use.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 04-15-2017 04:52 AM

Well executed. I like bench dogs in parallel and thicker tops, but I’m with you on the benefits of mobility and being able to adjust height.

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 04-15-2017 01:15 PM

Interested in how the raising and lowering mechanism works.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Tommy DiBuono

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#4 posted 04-15-2017 01:55 PM

Pretty simple process actually. It clicks into position as you lift and to lower you just step on the little foot piece.

-- TommyD, New York

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#5 posted 04-15-2017 11:58 PM

That’s one cool table Tommy! I have lower back problems. Anything to make it easy on us is a good thing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 04-16-2017 12:14 AM

There is a video of this bench on Woodworkers Guild

-- TommyD, New York

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REL

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#7 posted 04-20-2017 02:02 AM

TommyD, I went down to Trenton and purchased the bench from Norden 4 or 5 yrs ago. It has been great the little I have used it. I bought the oak side boards too. Just added a 3/4” MDF framed top. I use it for assembly and finishing in my basement.

Norden is a nice guy and very helpful if you have questions.

-- REL, North Jersey

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REL

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#8 posted 04-20-2017 03:23 AM

TommyD, I went down to Trenton and purchased the bench from Norden 4 or 5 yrs ago. It has been great the little I have used it. I bought the oak side boards too. Just added a 3/4” MDF framed top. I use it for assembly and finishing in my basement.

Norden is a nice guy and very helpful if you have questions.

-- REL, North Jersey

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Tommy DiBuono

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#9 posted 04-20-2017 11:28 AM

I love it for its adjustability and surprising strength for a table top of on 1 1/2 inches. Installing holes for bench dogs so will see how that goes.

-- TommyD, New York

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#10 posted 10-03-2017 07:07 AM

Hi Tommy

Looks great. I have just bought the Adjust A Bench system and am looking forward to making up my new bench.

-- UK Joiner

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