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John Helm
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« on: February 17, 2012, 04:43:03 PM »

If youre like me and have limited shop space, check out this useful assembly table I made a couple weeks ago.  The top is made of two 4 by 4,  mdf panels laminated together so its dead flat.  The edge is trimmed in maple and I laminated a maple pattern formica top to the mdf.  The frame and base is 2x structural lumber with folding legs planed to 1 .  Each leg has leveling risers and the base has four 4 rolling casters, two of which are locking.  The great part is that the table top is hinged at the center and folds up vertically with an 18 x 48 footprint thats 56 high.  It can be rolled against the wall and stored when not in use.  It took a couple days and about $275 in materials to build, but its utility is phenomenal.  If youre interested in where I got the plans for it, PM me and Ill let you know.  To construct this table youll need a miter saw, table saw, thickness planer, jointer, router, drill, various hand tools, lots of clamps, laminate roller, wood glue, screws, etc.  I recommend building this or having one built for you by a local woodworker if youre tired of a lack of assembly space.  Hopefully this has been of some help to someone.   Sorry if I didn't post this in the right section, but I felt it would especially apply to life size work.



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dog sick
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 06:34:16 PM »

looks great. wish i had the room. i like the flesahing wheel bench in the back ground. i like the way it folds up that good for small shops
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DL
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 06:59:18 PM »

Some of you fellas that have talent woodworking ought to sell a set of plans for your projects.
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rbear
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 07:08:56 PM »

Nice looking table.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 07:38:22 PM »

I like that a lot   Awesome job
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Tony111
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2012, 07:42:56 PM »

Very nice work on the table John. Nice shop also. Does the little guy do the cleaning?
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nalley1952
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 07:43:45 PM »

How do you keep your shop that clean????
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John Helm
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2012, 08:36:43 PM »

Thanks guys.  Actually he does help me clean and helps with mounting also.  I clean the place daily - can't stand dirt and clutter :) 
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012, 11:35:57 PM »

 
How do you keep your shop that clean????

I was going to ask the same question ....
Is this where you do your work ???
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2012, 12:39:59 AM »

Nice job on the table John, it looks great! In this business, nothing is standard and building to your needs will make your job alot easier in the end. Those are nice castors, I use that type for alot of things.
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Beats being in the shop!

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2012, 07:58:17 AM »

How do you keep your shop that clean????

That's all I could think of when I looked at that
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Doug Bridges
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2012, 08:04:11 AM »

How do you keep your shop that clean????
His shop? Hell, how do you keep your kid that clean?  lol
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 08:09:21 AM »

That is a useful, cleverly crafted piece of equipment. Thanks for sharing  it John.
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2012, 08:13:04 AM »

Thats nice John
Its kind of like how my salt table works.
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2012, 09:32:49 AM »

 ??? Clean your shop!!!!!
  Not, dang it's clean. Do you use it? LOL

Nice shop and table
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