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niki

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2392 days ago

Good day

I made this table for different purpose but, I will not tell you which one because you will laugh at me…..except Debbie…

But, while working on it in the garage, I thought that I can use it also as an adjustable height table for the Drill press, table saw, router table and alike to support long boards.

The base is two frames, M&T (made with the “rolling tenon jig” on the table saw), connected with bolts as an X…the top can be any plywood, melamine or whatever.

If I would make it for the shop, I would make it from more “massive” wood, say 2×4” and wider footprint so I can use it also as a low (or high) assembly table

I did not have intention to post it but then, I thought, maybe it will give somebody some ideas so, here it is.

Regards
niki

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TheGravedigger

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#1 posted 2392 days ago

Hmm…for heavy duty use, how about this: Bar clamp or pipe clamp for the height adjuster?

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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niki

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#2 posted 2392 days ago

Yes, you are correct Robert

I did not think about it but now that you mentioned it, I will use a bar clamp or buy another clamp for it…I don’t know but, I never have enough clamps… :-)

Thanks for the Idea

Regards
niki

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Zuki

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#3 posted 2392 days ago

I shake my head in amazement once again Niki. Another really neat project.

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2392 days ago

that is so cool – so useful – like an extra set of hands in the shop.

now, what was it REALLY built for?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 2392 days ago

Great idea….I’m definitely going to build the heavy duty version and use Robert’s idea of the pipe clamp. With my small shop an adjustable table is perfect.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 2392 days ago

Niki, you’re something else. Just chock full of good ideas. Thank you again.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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lclashley

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#7 posted 2392 days ago

Excellent, thanks again Niki.

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woodchips

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#8 posted 2392 days ago

Niki,
if MacGuyver was a woodworker, he would be you. You have so many creative and useful ideas it amazes me. Keep up the great work, I love seeing your inventions.

-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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niki

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#9 posted 2391 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, it makes me to feel good that you could find some use of it.

Debbie
The original purpose was…..when I have to clean the tops in the bathroom, toilets or any other shelves, cabinets etc…(yes, it’s my duty…but I like it), I like to remove all the “art collections” from the tops and “Schprits” (German for spray) everything, clean and return the “items” back after cleaning them one by one.

Here you can see the “dry section” of our bathroom (the “wet section” is in a separate room on the right and contains only bath tab and shower), I just remove everything to the “table” and clean…very easy…

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That’s the original planing, 4 hooks and small wheels on the legs

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I just put the base on the floor…

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Put the top and press down to “click” into the hooks

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I’m planning to put also some shelf under (maybe for the cleaning stuff)

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And screw some fences around so nothing will fall, in case I bang it…

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So, I just roll it from one room to the other, clean and at the end, fold it out….or use it as tea trolly…:-)

Regards
niki

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2391 days ago

brilliant.. sure beats the sliding the stuff from one side to the other.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jim Earl

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#11 posted 2391 days ago

Very good Idea. If you don’t mind as soon as I can get in the garage, and set up a work area I will try and make one. this seems like it should be a real handy table to make.

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5

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RobS

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#12 posted 2391 days ago

Brilliant!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Douglas Bordner

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#13 posted 2391 days ago

Way Brillliant, Adjustable Height Tchotchke Stand.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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niki

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#14 posted 2391 days ago

Than you so much

Jim
If I don’t mind?...I’m so glad that you found the idea useful

Doug
What is “Tchotchke”...it sounds like Polish but even my wife doesn’t know this word (not that her Polish is something to be admired of)

Regards
niki

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 2391 days ago

It’s Yiddish.
From Wikipedia:
tshotshke, tshatshke, tchatchke, chachke, or chochke) because there is no standardized transliteration] trinket), ultimately from a Slavic word for “toys” (Polish: cacka, Russian: цацки) are trinkets, small toys, knickknacks, baubles, or kitsch.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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