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Forum topic by Sandra posted 02-23-2015 10:27 AM 3809 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sandra

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02-23-2015 10:27 AM

With my husband’s snowmobile and the seasonal stuff now tucked away in the newly built shed, I’m enjoying a bit more shop space. High on the list of shop projects is an assembly table. I like the look of the large ones with a torsion box top that double as outfeed tables so feel free to post those, but I’m looking for something with a smaller foot print.

So what do you use? Is it saw horses and plywood? Adjustable height? Show me what ya got!

Thanks

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 11:13 AM

I’ll show ya mine if you..etc.

You already eliminated mind from consideration. It’s 42” wide and 90” long. It’s NOT portable.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 12:03 PM

Sandra, I thought this design looked pretty usefull…

http://www.woodsmithlibrary.com/promo/2015/02/12/?autostart=true

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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Al Breit

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 05:18 PM

A few years back I picked up an older steel desk and added 4 swivel casters to the 4 legs, it works great but it’s not adjustable on the height. I also always wanted to add some flip up wings to be able to make it bigger. The drawers are very handy.

-- Al Breit

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 05:58 PM

Here’s one of my assembly tables….This is prolly a bigger one than you want, but you can make it any size you need…..Mine is 4’ x 8’, and has a torsion box with 3/4” ply for the top layer….The bottom shelf is 1/2” ply, and also has a torsion box-type construction…. But there again, you can make it any size you need…....

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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benchbuilder

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#5 posted 02-23-2015 06:12 PM

I set my workbench ( 40×84 ) at the outfeed end of my tablesaw, now i dont need the extra table. Its my outfeed table, workbench and assembley table. I have a19×21 shop, so space is valuable. Wall space is even more so.

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 02-23-2015 06:42 PM

I use my benches and my cabinet saw. I have a 1/4 inch of old plywood with tight pattern that I cover the saw. I’n warmer weather I work outside to catch the sun. Metal saw horses, and 3/4 inch plywood. 2×6s if its heavy.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Sandra

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#7 posted 02-23-2015 10:01 PM

Thanks folks.
Jeff – I’ve been eyeing that one. This one as well…

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#8 posted 02-23-2015 10:50 PM

Here are 2 tables I use. The first is my outfeed table. It is not a torsion box. It is a simple 2×4 frame with a 1/2” ply top. I added some laminate shelving to the top so I could use the T-tracks for holding work down.

The second table was salvaged from a printing company. It was a plate makers table. It has a stainless steel covered top. Not perfectly flat, but nice for glue-ups.

As always, having too many flat surfaces available can lead to clutter. I have to force myself to clean up and put stuff away. What I really need is a good place to put scrap lumber.

BJ

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timbertailor

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#9 posted 02-23-2015 10:58 PM

Here is my assembly table. It is a smaller footprint that uses Kregg and Rockler bench clamps.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Sandra

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#10 posted 02-24-2015 12:44 AM

Ooh, clamps, T-tracks and assembly table all in one. I have a new favourite.

BJ – I like the stainless steel – easy to clean up.

Thanks for posting these

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Dan Krager

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#11 posted 02-24-2015 12:55 AM

You can get very expensive equipment for free if you know where to look. Hospitals and such have junk too…

DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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Sandra

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#12 posted 02-24-2015 01:16 AM

Now that’s what I call repurposing!

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Dan Krager

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#13 posted 02-24-2015 01:38 AM

Just noticed your by-line! LAWL!
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#14 posted 02-24-2015 01:43 AM

Dan that is awesome! What a cool gizmo that would be for any shop

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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boxcarmarty

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#15 posted 02-24-2015 02:22 AM

I keep it portable with my tricycle bench…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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