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12-01-2011 01:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: easy shop table question bench pine construction lumber tabel saw drill press router mdf table saw assembly tabe miter saw jointer planer router table miter saw table drill press table

Trying to locate anyone who has made my Easy Shop Tables for use in your shop. I am trying to compile as many versions (photos) as possible!

You can see the original here: Easy Shop Table

Thanks in advance!

Ken C. / Lockwatcher

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 08:33 PM

Hey Ken – I’ve made 2 so far, with more on the way. 1 is dirt ugly, from reclaimed 2x’s, for a small drill press and bandsaw. The other, a router table, is cut from 2×10s for quartersawn pine.

Really appreciate your instructions, they were a big part of me taking on these projects. I think you can see some pics in my shop photos. Let me know if you need more close ups, and I’ll try to dust them off and get a couple loaded.


-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 06:53 AM

i have made one for my drill press.i used 2x lumber.i did not joint or plane.its a liitle rough but came out great.its very sturdy and im glad my drill press has a home now.i will try and post a pic.thx again for taking the time to post your instructions/build pics.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 07:25 AM

Thanks for posting. I’ll be making one of these for my soon to be acquired planer. :)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#4 posted 01-13-2017 08:09 PM

Hi Ken
Well I have made a few of these – Tables came out great ()at least I think so-:)) – have a look see – I did put the legs on the wring side on the first one I made but hey it still works!!

1 for my Dewalt Planner, 1 for Outfeed / assyembly table and 1 for my son to make small marble machines on

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#5 posted 01-14-2017 02:17 PM

Wow…It is great to see people building these. Just like Macdonals’s fries, they seem to come out almost the same every time. I can hardly tell if it’s one that I build or someone elses…

So your legs are on a different side…there is no correct way to do it…If you look through my articles on these, I built one with the top too small!

I have not done it yet, but you could easily add storage to these using simple drawer slides (even the cheaper two-part style guides). Without adding any sides. The front and rear of the guide would be hooked directly to the legs, you could fit 1-2-3 or even 4 drawers even on a small table.

My future plans call for adding a CNC machine…probably have to build another shop table!


-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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#6 posted 03-02-2017 01:47 AM

Hi Ken, I’m currently working on a wood lathe table using your design. I like how you made your corners. How did your tables holdup? I think my lathe will give them a workout. It’s a old 12” Sears Craftsman lathe. When done I will post photos.

-- Gerald, Illinois

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#7 posted 03-03-2017 01:25 AM

My tables are still holding up today! I have put over 300 lbs. on my main assembly table. I may end up building one (without wheels) for a CNC machine…

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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