Shop Assembly/Outfeed Table

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Project by hotncold posted 03-05-2014 12:41 AM 3798 views 50 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can’t say when/how it happened but I recently decided to “get back in the woodshop”. Understand that although I’ve been around construction all my life, it was always about framing/building; decks, pergolas, gazebos, etc. where close was “good enough”. I have developed some habits that have been hard to acknowledge, let alone, correct. I’ve never built a cabinet and things like drawer slides intimidated me. My joinery techniques consisted of a 16oz Plumb claw hammer and 12b nails.
When I recently started “poking around” in the shop, I seemed to have an “awakening”. It’s been about 8-10 months now and I haven’t enjoyed anything as much in recent memory (well that may be a stretch) and I realize I have so much to learn.
O.K. to begin with, I needed a place to work so I built this assembly/outfeed table for my tablesaw. First effort at any form of of “table/furniture/drawers/anything”. Here goes…

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 01:14 AM

First off, welcome to the show and the cross over, I started out in my Dads construction business as a teen, then caught the WWing bug later in life as well. For someone just taking the leap you have built a great looking shop “must have”! It should help your efforts in all aspects when it comes to putting things together flat and square, also a must have !!
Once again welcome,and thanks for sharing.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 01:38 AM

Rob—thanks for your kind words. I look forward to posting many projects, some better than others, and it’s nice to get started with someone with nice comments like yours.

—Dennie, in Hickory Withe, Tennessee

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 02:03 AM

Greetings and welcome to LJ from Chattanooga.

Nice table…a much better job than my first attempt.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 02:04 AM

great work, that looks like a very useful bench, especially with the storage under it. Welcome to LJ’s

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Eric in central Florida

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#5 posted 03-05-2014 04:28 AM

Nice job and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#6 posted 03-05-2014 04:34 AM

great job – keep up the awesome work…

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#7 posted 03-05-2014 06:11 AM

Great work on the bench.
nice design; I am sure it will serve you well.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 03-05-2014 06:19 AM

Great job. It’s obvious you’ve got a knack for this stuff. Love the drawers. Looks like it’lll last forever.

-- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#9 posted 03-05-2014 10:27 AM

Very nice

-- Vince

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#10 posted 03-05-2014 12:00 PM

A great looking assembly and outfeed table. Lots of drawers and storage space on the other side. Excellent job and thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#11 posted 03-05-2014 12:20 PM

might be your first build of a cabnet,looks real good to me.keep up the good work have a good day

-- Punk in PA

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Mark E.

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#12 posted 03-05-2014 12:38 PM

Very nice assembly table. It looks quite stout with the 2×4 and plywood construction. A nice stable place to work on projects of any size.

Well done!

-- Mark

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#13 posted 03-05-2014 01:45 PM

WOW….that bench is the bomb!

-- jerry

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#14 posted 03-05-2014 01:46 PM

A nice addition to any shop. Lotsa storage for all things needed at assembly time. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Nathan H.

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#15 posted 03-05-2014 03:13 PM

Nice bench! You and i both started back at woodworking about the same time (7 or 8 months ago). Seems we are having some of the same experiences. About 3 months ago we moved from our duplex apartment where i had my shop in the basement to a house we are buying so all of the benches i had built had to be broken down to be moved, and into an unheated garage at that, lol, so my shop build is going slow. Beautiful work on that bench though, even with a small lack of precision experience, i hope mine comes out half that well when i can get to it. :D

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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