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Belg1960

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08-20-2011 10:02 PM

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Guys, I’m working on an assembly table using the wood whisperers for inspiration. I’m wondering what is the most solid way I can attach the top to the base? I still have not decided what exactly the base will look like so I’m open for any input. Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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plantek

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 03:08 AM

you might consider figure 8 table fasteners.
Two per leg may be in order: Figure 8 table fastener

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 03:08 AM

Correction: two per side…

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 04:16 PM

They seem very flimsy for a working table, I was thinking more along the lines of something that you would use for a workbench. Maybe some hangar bolts?? Just don’t have any experience working with the torsion box which should be a no brainer to you more experienced woodworkers, I would love to hear some ideas guys. I see 73 views but only Plantek was nice enough to post something. I find that we can’t learn without some conversation don’t be afraid let me know what you think. Thanks so much, Pat.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 04:32 PM


This is an old photo of my 4’x4’ box on top of a 3/4 ply box

I screwed and glued some blocks to the inside of the cabinet and used some lag screws up into the bottom of the torsion box. The thing is so dam heavy, all you really need to worry about is lateral movement.

I have lifted up on the top to move or scoot the table into position, however If I ever have to move it any distance all I need to do is take a wrench to to it and (with help) remove the top.

I built mine around two years ago and use it all the time. Just keep a good coat of wax on the top and all you need to do is pop the glue drips off with the edge of an old scrap piece of wood.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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#5 posted 08-31-2011 04:26 PM

You might try screwing it on using a pocket hole; they are strong and look professional. The trick is drilling the holes. Kreg Jig works well. Check it out on their web site www.kregjig.com

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#6 posted 08-31-2011 04:29 PM

Guys, thanks alot I spoke to Marc Spagnoli and he said he just used a couple of screws from the bottom thru his strapping, like techredneck said its so heavy only lateral movement needs to be harnessed. Thanks for the input and pics. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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