Assembly Bench

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Project by hunter71 posted 09-12-2012 10:44 AM 8156 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a TOY MAKER the one thing I need is for all the wheels to be on the table [flat] at the same time. I made this table a few years back and have changed it little since. It works great for me. I just gave it a good cleaning and realized that scraping off the granite made it look like new again.
The main table is Red Oak, drilled and bolted together so I can keep it tight. The top is 1”granite. A bit of storage under. I did add the platform to an end so I can work on anything at eye level. The hardwood platform is adjustable [tilts] and up and down. It also has a locking mechanism so I can hold anything from coming off. The whole table is on locking casters and can be put out of the way when needed. You can also get a sneak peek of my 1st use of Myrtle wood, accent is local walnut.
Thanks for looking, Doug

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 11:30 AM

Really nice assembly table for a great toy maker. awesome job!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 11:32 AM

That’s what I call class. Never seen anyone with a granite table. Now I need to see if I can find a cheap piece of granite. Something that will last a life time.
Nice job of all those toys.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 12:32 PM

Looks like you got the goods for keeping your work on the level. When I make a Bar Stool I take it into our kitchen and put it on our Granite canter top to make sure that it don’t rock. Sometimes I go back and forth many times checking for level. Maybe I should just get a nice piece of Granite for my roll around table too! Nice job and that truck your working one looks great too!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 12:38 PM

All really nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 01:20 PM

I don’t know about the table, but toys you build looks incredible with all those details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 03:12 PM

I agree, the toys are amazing. One question concerning the table. Is the granite secured to the frame, and, if so, how?

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#7 posted 09-12-2012 06:37 PM

I will share a little secrete. My son builds custom log homes here in Mentone, AL
His supplier of granite counter tops has a scrap pile that he pays to have hauled off. Mostly small pieces, but with constant monitoring of the scrap, you get bigger pieces like this. Notice one corner is broken. GREAT FOR MY SHOP FURNITURE, BUT NOT FOR A NEW HOME. Now go looking for a granite cutting place.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 09-12-2012 07:07 PM

That’s a real nice idea for the table top. I’ve seen machinists benches but never carried the thought as far as you did. Nice detail on the toys too.

-- dobiewon

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#9 posted 09-12-2012 09:32 PM

Would work well for sharpening tools as well. Very nice, I plan on building a similar piece. I also get granite for the low cost of free.

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Ryan Haasen

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#10 posted 09-13-2012 02:04 AM

Nice! I’ve never seen a granite table in a workshop! Looks like you’ve got some nice models on the go as well!

-- Ryan

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#11 posted 09-13-2012 02:39 AM

I know this is a post for the table, but I have to comment on the truck. I’ve seen these types of projects in the woodworking mags and I’ve always been impressed. I don’t know how you do it. Beautiful!

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#12 posted 09-14-2012 02:07 AM

Luv it, and I luv that sticker on yer cabinet in the back about “Frommy cold dead hands”

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 09-14-2012 12:29 PM

Awesome! Now we need the plans and more photos of the dump truck and tag along trailer.

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#14 posted 09-15-2012 12:09 PM

The truck and trailer will be coming along soon.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 04-28-2016 01:45 PM

Hey Hunter71 ,, can you take some poctures of the Trailor so i can see the bed of the trailor

-- Bruce, Thunder Bay , Ontario, Canada

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