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05-19-2016 06:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: torsion box assembly table

I finally got around to building a torsion box assembly / outfield / work table. I built the top about a month ago and just finished up the base. Going to build some removable cabinets with drawers in the near future to go under the table. What a pleasure to have a dead flat surface to work on!

-- Harry - Professional amateur


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#1 posted 05-19-2016 11:43 AM

Nice job! That’s my next project. How wide did you make the slats?

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#2 posted 05-19-2016 01:06 PM

Good job.

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#3 posted 05-19-2016 01:37 PM

That’s looks great !

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#4 posted 05-19-2016 08:39 PM

Looks great. And sturdy too !

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#5 posted 05-19-2016 08:48 PM

Yeah! I want one of those too.

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#6 posted 05-19-2016 10:24 PM



Nice job! That s my next project. How wide did you make the slats?

- ClammyBallz

The box grid is 3” – 1/2” MDF. The top is 3/4” MDF, bottom skin is 1/2” MDF. Topped with 1/4” hardboard that is not attached. Base is 1” ply that was left outdoors and someone gave me. Only had to buy the hardboard and wheels, everything else was laying around the studio.

Thanks for all the nice comments!

-- Harry - Professional amateur

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#7 posted 05-19-2016 10:44 PM

Harry that’s a great work surface. Nice job!

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#9 posted 05-21-2016 07:52 PM

Very nice job. How did you insure the top was flat before gluing it up? I made one like that, but the bottom sheet had a slight twist in it. Result; the torsion box was not flat.

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#10 posted 05-21-2016 07:55 PM

Fantastic table, great work Harry!

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#11 posted 05-21-2016 09:46 PM



Very nice job. How did you insure the top was flat before gluing it up? I made one like that, but the bottom sheet had a slight twist in it. Result; the torsion box was not flat.

- MrRon

Making something flat to build the box on was the hardest part! I had (5) very dry and straight 2×4’s that I jointed and planed, cut one in half for the saw horses. Leveled out the saw horses with winding sticks and a level, then hot glued the rest of the 2×4’s on top (and the saw horse legs to the floor) and then checked everything was perfectly flat and level. Then used a waxed sheet of MDF on top of that. Checked flatness and level again. I kinda followed this but opted to use lap joints instead of glueing and nailing a pile of pieces. This thing came out dead flat, and heavy… I was worried about the wheels, but when locked, the table won’t budge : )

Again, thanks for all the great comments!

-- Harry - Professional amateur

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#12 posted 05-22-2016 02:16 AM

Nice

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#13 posted 05-22-2016 08:42 PM

Harry, You did it properly with the winding sticks and all. Great job!

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#14 posted 05-23-2016 03:23 AM

Harry, I tried asking this question in a new thread, and it’s not working out, so I’ll ask you in yours. When you laid the webbing using the half lap joints, did you glue the webs where they crossed or just leave them dry.

I can’t see any reason to glue these where they cross, but have seen several examples online where guys just drown the joints in glue.

-- Clin

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#15 posted 05-23-2016 04:22 AM


Harry, I tried asking this question in a new thread, and it s not working out, so I ll ask you in yours. When you laid the webbing using the half lap joints, did you glue the webs where they crossed or just leave them dry.

I can t see any reason to glue these where they cross, but have seen several examples online where guys just drown the joints in glue.

- clin

I used Titebond 3 for a little extra set up time and brad nailed. Didn’t drown it with glue though. I’d take the extra few minutes to glue and nail it.

-- Harry - Professional amateur

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