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Project by atceric posted 11-21-2018 09:42 PM 1424 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of the Wood Whisperer’s Torsion Box Assembly Table. This thing’s a beast but I love it already. I made several modifications in the design, and it’s intended to be the focal point for my shop. An outfeed table, assembly table, and storage center.

For the top itself, I started by building a strongback jig that was dead flat and stable. Then assembled the MDF torsion box; one corner is filled to attach the vice and potentially future bench dog holes. It’s completely sealed so hoping there will be no issues with moisture. Formica top with T-Track. Edged in oak with BLO finish. I incorporated some Paulk inspired cubby holes and already find these very handy.

The base is primarily made of plywood I had lying around the shop. It’s mobile with retractable wheels. Wired for electricity and incorporated my compressor and retractable air hose. The whole thing was a learning experience in cabinet building but I think it turned out very well for a shop project.

I’m still getting used to all the storage I’ve added to the shop. This is pretty much complete at this point, but I do intend to add a flip up shelf that butts right up to the table saw for outfeed.





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pottz

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#1 posted 11-21-2018 11:34 PM

nice bench,looks like you really thought of everything needed.having the right tools and equipment in a shop really makes it so much more enjoyable.my bench has similar features as yours.one thing you might consider is mounting a roll of paper on the end so when you do glue ups you can cover the top.other than that its a beautiful bench,enjoy.

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

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jutsFL

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#2 posted 11-21-2018 11:46 PM

I dig it as well. Like the generous use of the T tracks. Should be amazingly handy.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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Andre

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#3 posted 11-22-2018 01:07 AM

Great assembly table, +1 for the roll of paper, Wish I could fit one on My table but have clamp racks on it.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 11-22-2018 02:39 AM

Beautiful work station. Well done!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 11-22-2018 02:56 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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AJ1104

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#6 posted 11-22-2018 03:16 AM

Really nice bench. Great job!

-- AJ

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kocgolf

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#7 posted 11-22-2018 03:34 AM

Sweet….just….sweet.

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atceric

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#8 posted 11-22-2018 04:16 AM

It’s definitely on my to do list. Thanks!


nice bench,looks like you really thought of everything needed.having the right tools and equipment in a shop really makes it so much more enjoyable.my bench has similar features as yours.one thing you might consider is mounting a roll of paper on the end so when you do glue ups you can cover the top.other than that its a beautiful bench,enjoy.

- pottz


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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 11-22-2018 12:58 PM

Nice handy workbench!!

cheers, Jim

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

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waho6o9

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#10 posted 11-22-2018 02:17 PM

Most excellent in design and function, congrats on a great build and a well deserved

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atceric

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#11 posted 11-22-2018 03:11 PM

Good idea on the clamp rack! I’ve got a separate unit for clamps but thought about this as well.


Great assembly table, +1 for the roll of paper, Wish I could fit one on My table but have clamp racks on it.

- Andre


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Dwain

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#12 posted 11-22-2018 04:17 PM

Well done. Really nice and well thought out. That certainly should be the “control center” for your shop. I need to do this as well…

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 11-23-2018 07:24 AM

Love it atc’... seems to covers all needs… but can you eat off it?... not questioning integrity… but does it cook meals as well?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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