Portable worktable for small works / jewelry.

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Project by mafe posted 07-02-2010 02:09 AM 3962 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Portable worktable for small works.
Silver, jewelry or other small works.

I sometimes work in little scale, and like also the world of metal, and especially silver works, so I desigened a little table top worktable for this purpose.

It holds my little anvil, this I have placed in a hardwood rod, and made a matching hole in the worktable where it fits in. This is so I get it off the surface, and so I can turn the anvil around, by releasing the brass bolt in the threaded insert.
A v-slot bench pin are cut directly into the board, for sawing support.
I also fixed a little bench wise, to hold stuff.

1. mounted on table.
2. the normal table clamping is done with two clamps that fit into holes.
3. mounted on my Festool table by a bolt in a threaded insert.
4. under, sides cut thinner, base full thickness, threaded insert in center.
5. mounted on a work bench in the bench wise.
6. mount for bench wise, and threaded insert with brass bolt for the anvil.

The board are a cut of from a kitchen tabletop I mounted in my mothers kitchen.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 07-02-2010 03:50 AM

That’s a nice little set-up, my Friend… You could take that anywhere… Good Thinking!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 07-02-2010 04:16 AM


That is the cutest little anvil I have ever seen.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 07-02-2010 04:35 AM

Good job. I like the little anvil. I just want to put it in my pocket.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#4 posted 07-02-2010 04:37 AM

a very niiiice little setup Mads
queite clever
thankĀ“s for sharing it


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#5 posted 07-02-2010 05:34 AM

Good thinkin’.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 07-02-2010 06:38 AM

Nice setup but how the heck do you use that thing, my fingers don’t do small.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 07-02-2010 02:23 PM

Nice little table. I can see that you spent some thought designing for your needs. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Nice job,Mads. Thanks for sharing

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-02-2010 08:56 PM

Nice set-up Mads. You are a man of many interests. It would be fun to see what you make with it sometime.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 07-03-2010 02:20 AM

Hi guys,
Thank you for the comments, I’m off to bed now it’s 2.20 at night, just picked up my girlfriend in the airport.
And yes I admit I love to do ‘nead’ things, and invention – hmmmmm, nothing like it.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 07-05-2010 12:38 AM

Awesome job looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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