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Here is the start of my new 4×8 Torsion box. Made of 1/2” MDF with a 8” grid pattern. I made the cabinet base up yesterday and then completely leveled the cabinets to give me a flat surface to work off of. It’s based on the design by Spagnuolo. More pictures to come.

-- Tony, Ohio





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Kevin

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#1 posted 2392 days ago

Tony,

I am planning on building one of these soon and will be following your build with a watchful eye.

I like the idea of offsetting all the inner pieces to allow for easier nailing I assume?

What do you plan on using for the top and the edges?

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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SPalm

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#2 posted 2392 days ago

Good job. Lots easier than a house, huh?
That will really be a nice asset to have.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jiri Parkman

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#3 posted 2392 days ago

Looks easy but…

-- Jiri

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Rich_S

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#4 posted 2392 days ago

Looks great! I built one a couple years ago and wish I would have built it ten years ago! Have you thought about the finish yet? I used tung oill, the real stuff, not some oil/varnish mix and it has worked out wonderfully.

-- Rich, Madison WI

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2392 days ago

Hi Tony,

You may have started an epidemic here. I have thought about this but have never alloted the time to build one before. I just settled for slapping a sheet of melamine on a base. Its heavy and it works but I can see where it would not be as flat as this would be.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 2392 days ago

looking good Tony. I can see a few hours in that job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 2392 days ago

Looks Great! Count me in. I am planning on building one of these for my new shop. There is a similar assembly table on the Fine Woodworking web sight. It is a three part series entitled “Dead-Flat Assembly Table”. They have measured drawings,instructions, pictures and video.

Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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rikkor

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#8 posted 2392 days ago

One episode of “Woodworks” (David Marks) was on a torsion box. I wish I had room for one. I built a torsion box shelf, and it is solid like a rock.

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mmh

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#9 posted 2018 days ago

Nice! I think I recorded that episode of Woodworks. I only managed to record a dozen episodes before they took them off the air.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Dave

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#10 posted 1684 days ago

Can this be built on wheels to move around.

-- Dave

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bigike

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#11 posted 1684 days ago

good job, i need to build one myself.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Tony Z

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#12 posted 1684 days ago

Dave,
I don’t see why not. Good luck, I love mine. I recommend waxing the top when you’re done. Glue pops right off.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#13 posted 1684 days ago

Good progress looks like a Daivd Marks project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Derek Lyons

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#14 posted 1684 days ago

a1Jim, Marc (whose design Tony used) does base his torsion box on David Marks (under whom Marc studied).

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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Robsshop

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#15 posted 1534 days ago

Nice job there Dave ! I too Am a fan of the Torsion Box concept and like You have made mine out of MDF although smaller scale than Yours. I needed My assembly table to be mobile and also wanted it to have adjustable height capability’s, so I installed mine on a hydraulic lift table. When You get Yours finished I am sure it will serve You well as does mine ! Once again ,nice work and stay safe.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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