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Project by Hozer posted 04-27-2008 08:12 PM 4771 views 38 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished my assembly table. I took the design from the wood whisperer.com and in my opinion made it better. I added a backbone down the middle of it so that I could put it on wheels and not worry about it sagging in the middle. Also I changed the shelves from fixed to adjustable. Instead of a torsion box I just used 2 sheets of MDF and put a laminate on top. Its perfectly flat any very sturdy. When you lock the wheels you can push as hard as you want and it wont go anywhere

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GaryK

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#1 posted 04-27-2008 08:14 PM

Looks pretty nice to me. Wheel are great for something this size.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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SPalm

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#2 posted 04-27-2008 08:30 PM

Nice. Great job.
Good idea to add a power outlet also.
Looks like you managed to find some nice plywood. A lot of people have been having trouble finding it.

Welcome to LJs,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Hozer

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#3 posted 04-27-2008 08:37 PM

Thanks Guys,
My plywood came from a local lumber yard, not home depot. Much better quality. The design with the drawers and doors is repeated on the other side of the unit maximizing the storage. My pancake compressor has its own outlet inside the left door bay so I can just leave it in there and cut down on the noise. I have been debating weather or not to cut a hole in the side for the air hose to come out. Right now I just run it out the door.

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 04-27-2008 08:38 PM

This is a nice table. You have a solid work surface, plenty of storage available and the addition of the electrical outlets was a good idea. And making it mobile makes the table really versatile.

Nice post. I enjoyed looking at this.

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

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teenagewoodworker

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#5 posted 04-27-2008 08:40 PM

nice job, it looks really solid from where I’m standing. I’m planning an assembly table also so its good to see a few designs around so i can get some ideas. thanks for the post.

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romansfivefive

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#6 posted 04-27-2008 08:44 PM

oh man, that is so nice. I really would like to have something like that for my garage.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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Hozer

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#7 posted 04-27-2008 08:50 PM

I have the plans I drew as a pdf if you want them.

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grovemadman

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#8 posted 04-27-2008 08:50 PM

All of your stuff right there at arms reach while assembling your work, and movable too! Nice job!

-- --Chuck

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#9 posted 04-27-2008 09:04 PM

This is great! I wish I had room for one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bob A in NJ

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#10 posted 04-27-2008 09:51 PM

Very nice indeed, what are the dimensions? Where did you get those wheels? How do you like the PC dovetail machine?

-- Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 04-27-2008 09:56 PM

Nice table. It must be nice to work on it.

-- Jiri

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Hozer

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#12 posted 04-27-2008 10:02 PM

I added some pictures of my plans… there are 5 wheels, 4 at the corners, one in the middle. All the wheels are double locking casters from woodcraft. I’ve had a few issues with the Omnijig. Nothing too Major though. Overall I like it.

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#13 posted 04-28-2008 12:40 AM

Now this is a great project ! I think I might make one the same height as my table saw and use it as an outfeed table when necessary….Now if only my flloor was level !!!! hahahaa

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DocK16

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#14 posted 04-28-2008 01:56 AM

Very nice, I built one similar but was afraid to put it on wheels cause it was soooo heavy and I wanted it to be stable since it doubles as a work bence. I am curious how are those casters holding up?
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-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Hozer

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#15 posted 04-28-2008 02:43 AM

The casters are still working great. If you look in my second side view plan I calculated how many pounds the unit is and estimated loading it with 500 lbs of tools. Each wheel fully loaded will be around 216 lbs of pressure. Each wheel is rated for 300 lbs, so there should never be a problem. I also (occasionally) use this table as an out-feed table for my table saw. That’s why its 35.5” high (same height as my table saw).

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