Glue table for your table saw

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Project by Simpsonusa posted 02-26-2013 12:57 AM 3152 views 20 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you have a small shop like I do, here is a glue table that can be clamped to your table saw top. I used ¾ Cabinet plywood with a 4” high leg. I finished the top with tongue oil so it can be wiped down with water. It works great for gluing projects 24”x 22”. I hang it on the wall when not in use.

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#1 posted 02-26-2013 01:00 AM

great project,great way of using the ts for extra room.neat idea,thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 05:13 AM

Great idea, I use a frame jig that is made to fit my tablesaw. Excellent for any frame any size. Makes it quick easy, and most important = SQUARE. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 11:29 AM

good idea, i also have something similar

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 12:24 PM

Great job! It should serve you well, for a loooong time.

A have plans to make something very similar! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 02-26-2013 02:08 PM

welcome to LJ. nice table, looks practical

-- "Some get spiritual 'cause they see the light, and some 'cause they feel the heat." --Ray Wiley Hubbard

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 04:05 PM

I used two pieces of MDF glued together for a dead flat surface, then I put 3/4” X 2” rail squarely on two sides, and added toggle clamps. Made lots of raised panel doors with this “glue up jig”.
Yours looks like it will serve you well for a long time … Can you clamp for pocket holes??
Oh, by the way … Welcome to LJ’s, I’m looking forward to your future posts.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 09:16 PM

Great idea!I too have a small shop(actually just a small room in my 1/2 finished basement)and Im always looking for ways to make the best use of space.I am definitely going to find the time to make one of these.Thanks for the inspiration!

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#8 posted 02-27-2013 04:46 AM

Very nice. This could be something I might try. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 04:56 PM

Thanks for this. It is a great idea for any size shop. I’m going to be thanking you with every glue up from here on because I’m going to make one of these for my glue ups.

I suggest also adding some silicone free paste wax to the base. When you have glue drips it comes off real easy. I use WAXILIT 22-30 from Johnson’s Workbench. This was highlighted in the recent Fine Woodworking mag (March/April 2013) and it really works nicely.


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#10 posted 03-06-2013 04:59 PM

iminmyshop, thanks for the tip on the paste wax. That was my one hangup for making this, I was afraid I would glue what I was making to the table. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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