|Forum topic by Kevlar||posted 08-13-2014 06:22 PM||796 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
08-13-2014 06:22 PM
I am exhausted – reading, researching, designing in my head and making every design fail for one reason or another.
Here is my self-imposed dilemma….I want to build a basic workbench to hold my 10” drill press and 12” compound miter saw; in my mind, I am concerned with the weight of both machines and any stress that may be created from drilling or chopping – hence loosening any joints or fasteners that I may use. (Butt joints, screws, wood glue and screws, pocket joints, dowels, etc.)
I have seen many designs that may work – I just don’t want to take the plunge and then have some sort of catastrophic failure. My table dimensions are to be 24” deep x 48” wide x 37” tall (mating against my table saw).
The drill press table will be left aligned (90 degrees) at the depth (off center) and the CMS will be butted forward and on the right of the table. This will allow me to create an extension table/stop block to the left. Being 37” tall, I believe there should be little (??)
concerns for tipping (will be resting on 3” caster wheels as I have a small shop and need to be mobile) but just not sure.
Want to use 2×4’s – thinking of doubling the 2’s to make 4×4 legs and then brace the top and shelf via dados; the lower dado will be 3” from the ground.
SO – If I cut the dados, build the shelves with pocket screws (and glue) and drop them into the dados with more glue and screws…will this be enough? Alternatively I have thought of Screws and Dowels.
Sorry for the crude image, just starting to learn Sketch-up…..would be quicker to build something! Like an Ark… ;-)
Thanks for any feedback.
-- ~ Wiqar