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Project by Lockwatcher posted 1323 days ago 7429 views 48 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project after building the assembly table from the March 2010 issue of Wood Magazine. The table featured a torsion box top and a construction lumber base. That’s when I hit upon the idea of using the same design for a group of extra tables for other uses. I’ve built a number of these already, and am using one as a router table, a miter saw station, and a sharpening station.

I am currently building another one as a combination planer / sander base.

If you would like to build one or more for yourself, I have included instructions below:

Easy Shop Table

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio, http://www.lockwatcher.com/





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MayflowerDescendant

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#1 posted 1323 days ago

Nice work! Gotta love simple, functional and adaptable pieces. Can never have enough …

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 1323 days ago

Your project looks great. It’s a great design. Simple, cheep, easy to build and looks good. I’ve got 2 lathe stands, a drill press stand, and two router tables with 2X4 bases and laminated 2X4 tops. When the 2X4’s are squared, the project looks like it was made with quality lumber.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Maveric777

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#3 posted 1323 days ago

Simple, nicely built, and worth its weight in gold as far as functionality goes. I need to favorite this so I can come back and get some ideas. This year I have dubbed “The Year Of The Shop”.... I plan on doing a good bit of shop upgrades like this.

Very useful. Thanks for sharing. Ohhh and a belated “Welcome To Lumberjocks”

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 1323 days ago

Great job!! Very useful, I built one of these for my planer now I need one for my miter saw. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Slice

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#5 posted 1321 days ago

Thanks for sharing and giving the link to the directions.

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JoshOne

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#6 posted 1252 days ago

Thanks for this! I just built 4 of these for my shop. I added a middle shelf though, for added storage.

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"

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Tdkbama

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#7 posted 1219 days ago

Thanks for the detailed photos. These look REALLY sturdy.

-- Measure twice, but still make sure it's the right board

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JoshOne

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#8 posted 1213 days ago

Here’s a pic of 3 of my shop stands, the shop is still a huge mess, I should have it cleaned up this week. The miter saw and the planer will get wings, when it’s all set up I’ll make a blog post and post it here!
J

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"

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Lockwatcher

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#9 posted 1212 days ago

Great job Josh!

I like that you modified the plan to add the extra shelves…I’m thinking about drawers in one of mine myself.

Be watching for the blog on these.

Ken C

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio, http://www.lockwatcher.com/

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albachippie

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#10 posted 894 days ago

These are great,

Thanks for sharing

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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