|Project by thamar||posted 04-09-2012 02:05 PM||3076 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Finished up my assembly table. It is made with 6 old Craftsman table saw cast iron extensions (12” x 27”); 1” Baltic Birch ply shelves; and the top is 1” uhmw plastic (42” x 33”). The total height of the table (28”) is a little lower than my workbench wich should make it a bit easier to assemble some of the larger projects I’ve got in mind.
I’m hoping that the plastic top is so slippery that it will make cleaning up glue drips a breeze. This is a very heavy table with all that cast iron in it (just what I wanted). There is about a 3” lip all around the top so that clamping to the table should work OK. If all else fails, I’ll drill a few 3/4” holes in the top and use some of the clamps/jigs that Lee Valley has to secure the stock.
The width of the table was set so that it just fits a couple of Festool tool boxes (the Domino tool and a box of the domino “biscuits”.
A great source for the Craftsman extensions is “Jim”. I don’t know where he gets them, but I’ve bought about 20 of them over the years for various upgrades in my shop (you can see some of the uses that I’ve put to these things by taking a look at my profile projects and sliding table review). You just can’t beat old American cast iron! He can be reached at JimatCavanaungh@cs.com His prices are very reasonable and he ships very quickly.