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Project by MichaelT77 posted 02-09-2014 12:48 AM 1336 views 18 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This isn’t much to look at, but it’s functional, so I’m calling it done.

I made the table from a quarter sheet of 3/4” plywood. It has been a while since I bought any of this birch plywood. Looks nice, but it’s rather expensive ($20 for a quarter sheet). The drawers are made from 1/2” birch plywood ($15 for a quarter sheet). The drawer bottoms are 1/4” plywood that I had on hand. Pocket screws to hold the table together (no glue). The drawers are glued (no screws). I’m using a pair of my wife’s earrings for drawer pulls.

Dimensions of the top surface: 12”x20”. The drawers extend to the back, and they’re 6” deep.

The drawers are a little tight. They slide OK now, but it’s in the dead of winter. I may have to pound them out with a hammer this summer, and make new drawers.

This, of course, uses the homemade style of T-track. The fence is a couple pieces of oak, glued and screwed to an L-shape, and squared on a jointer. There’s room in the middle for the sacrificial pieces.

I fashioned keys to hold the mounting surface in place. Along with the 10” bolt, the table is very secure and stable.

I may revisit this and add false drawer fronts and 3/4” wide strips to hide some of the plywood edge. At that time, maybe I’ll turn some knobs on the lathe.

Actually, they’re shower curtain rings.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA





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Danpaddles

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 01:21 AM

Cool! (You had me wondering about the ear rings!)

Did something similar to mine, I used an extra router table top I had sitting around.

No vacuum, for use as a spindle sander?

-- Dan V. in Indy

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jakeprater

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#2 posted 02-09-2014 04:40 AM

Nice, perfectly functional, so no real need to worry about making it too pretty. This is one of those projects that I need to get to as well. Looks good to me!

Jake

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 05:41 PM

Great job

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#4 posted 02-15-2014 05:22 AM

nice work, convenient to have drawers too… adding to my wish list…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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