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#1 posted 05-23-2013 03:12 AM
looking good ,i really need to do this too,its on my list
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#2 posted 05-23-2013 11:56 AM
My, my ya thunk ya gottanuf clamps? In all seriousness it’s gonna be a fantastic addition to the TS. Great work/assembly space, sanding area, and outfeed support. And, the way you are constructing it it’ll stay FLAT. Please keep the blog coming.
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#3 posted 05-23-2013 01:07 PM
Staying flat is definitely a big concern… and makes me hesitate to use any solid wood at all (blasphemy).
The side boards are made out of the same melamine faced particle board, and should help keep the top flat (I hope). The solid SPF frame members all went through the jointer, so they were flat at the onset. Despite the fact that they may flex with time (basement shop is pretty dry) I felt that the 46” span needed the strength of solid wood to prevent it from sagging, and to provide a good side grain for glue and screws.
For me, I get the most fun out of designing these shop projects, and considering all the various issues and desired features, etc… I get a lot of satisfaction out of designing something and then having it work as intended.
The big 4×6 and the laminate HW cutoff are just being used as clamping cawls
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