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Offline overanalyze

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2013, 07:03 PM »
What do you use the holes for?

So you can clamp material to the table.

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Offline JerrySats

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2013, 08:12 PM »
That's slick. How ment sheets of plywood did it take? Did you do all the half laps and slots with a router?

I used a router and a quick jig to make sure all pieces were interchangeable.

I did the same thing , made a jig for my router . I used 2 sheets of 3/4 ply .

Offline Joel Harry

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2013, 01:33 AM »
As far as portable workbenches go, you guys might want to check out the "Ultimate Workbench" from Ron Paulk. You can order a very nice/detailed set of plans from him for a reasonable price ($10). plans. It's a nice cutting surface also using some sacrificial strips.

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2014, 08:55 AM »
Looks good. How sturdy is the table in terms of side or end loads? Does it want to fold much?

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2014, 05:28 PM »
Looks good. How sturdy is the table in terms of side or end loads? Does it want to fold much?

The table design is solid as a rock. Theres no movement in any direction. The joints are what makes this so solid , keep them tight with no slop and you'll be fine . To help it go together easier , just wax the joints up with furniture wax .

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Offline overanalyze

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2014, 09:53 PM »
My lap joints are a touch bit loose. I do not have very much play or sway in the setup. I have had ours at our current job for the last few weeks and it has been great. We keep a piece of 1" Dow on it now to cut on for better dust collection. Also, like any flat surface on a job, it makes a great work table in general. We also had a large project to do that required us to site cut a bunch of ACM panels. This was perfect to break down, transport, and use on the road.

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Re: Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2014, 05:27 PM »
I had a want/need for a smaller table. I just realized that by making all my components universal as far as the location of the half laps I can use 2 of the 4' cross members and the legs and make a smaller 4x4 table. Now for an MFT top for it...


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« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2014, 08:50 PM »
Hey guys, I drew up a set of detailed plans and instructions for my cutting table. I am charging a small fee. If anyone is interested,  PM me for details. Thanks!

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Re: Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2014, 10:27 PM »
Here is the model of my lastest addition to this design. I am working on an add on mft style top for my small version of this table.

Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2014, 12:34 AM »
I like your choice to keep table parts universal... My friend and I both agree that this design makes a great jobsite cut table..however, we are coming up with ideas on how to make the table base collapsible or stacking all the parts for easy transport. Basically trying to fold up the parts together.

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« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2014, 08:08 AM »
I like your choice to keep table parts universal... My friend and I both agree that this design makes a great jobsite cut table..however, we are coming up with ideas on how to make the table base collapsible or stacking all the parts for easy transport. Basically trying to fold up the parts together.

Very cool! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Offline overanalyze

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Re: Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2014, 01:45 PM »
I know a guy with a cnc. He made me a 4'x4' mft top for my small version of my table. This should be perfect to take on site. I am deciding how I want to attach the top.

Offline Domino

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2014, 04:16 PM »
I wanted to build an transportable workbench for months now. I've seen a lot of designs, but most were too heavy, too big after breaking it down.

But this...

THIS IS GENIUS!

I love how you can build a small table with the same parts!

I'm definitely going to build this!
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Offline overanalyze

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« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2014, 06:52 PM »
Definitely glad people are liking the table. I have ours on site right now building a custom fireplace surround and for a kitchen remodel. We also used it last week as a material support table and work surface cutting a bunch of exterior trim.

Offline realpdm

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2014, 04:22 PM »
I just completed mine based on the plans. Thank you for providing those. This is going to really make life easier cutting down plywood in my limited space.


Anyone else built this and put a finish on it? Seems like it would help keep it survive many assemblies and disassemblies.

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2014, 08:22 PM »
Nice job!!

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2014, 09:22 PM »
So I have to ask...

what did you do with the circle cut-out? There has to be a GREAT use for it.
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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2014, 09:41 PM »
 Getting ready to build this table also.

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2014, 08:06 AM »
I made this one. The joints are left a little loose so it is easier to assemble in the field.

Tom

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2014, 08:49 AM »
I made this one. The joints are left a little loose so it is easier to assemble in the field.

Tom

Tom

That is a great cutting table.
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Offline mike_aa

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2014, 10:21 AM »
I made this one. The joints are left a little loose so it is easier to assemble in the field.

Tom

Tom

That is a great cutting table.

+1! 

How are the feet attached?

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2014, 10:39 AM »
I made this one. The joints are left a little loose so it is easier to assemble in the field.

Tom

Tom:

Love the guide rail storage!!! I am SOOOooo stealing that idea!

Do the looser joints cause any issues, like table wobbling or whatever? Or asked another way - would you build it the same way (loose joints) if you made another one?

BTW, thanks for posting that. I'm sure you will inspire many others to finally build a table...
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Offline elfick

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2014, 10:53 AM »
I made this one. The joints are left a little loose so it is easier to assemble in the field.

Are the feet HDPE?

Offline GOT8SPD

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2014, 11:26 AM »
What do you use the holes for?

I think they're speed holes.  I've seen them on Honda Civics and stuff  [big grin]

JK...cool design!

Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2014, 08:31 PM »
Just got done building mine.

 Scott G.

Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2014, 08:49 PM »
I laid out the half laps and cut them with a jig saw (trion). The end of the notch I made a block of wood so I could plunge down square with the oscillating saw. Turned out strong.
 Scott G.

Offline overanalyze

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #56 on: October 02, 2014, 08:59 PM »
Turned out great Scott!

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #57 on: October 02, 2014, 09:55 PM »
I did not see the questions until now. Sorry for the delay.

Bryan, thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it.

The feet are HDPE, I chose the product for the feet because I plan to use this as an easy to transport field table. No qualms about setting it up in a dew soaked lawn this time of year. They are attached with 2- 5 mm Dominos in each of the feet.

Over, it does wobble slightly. The ease of assembly and disassembly make it worth the slight wobble. I wouldn't hand plane on it but every other operation the table has performed very well.

A side benefit of the height of the stretchers is my clamps work with them.

Tom

Offline jmac80

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #58 on: December 08, 2015, 11:05 AM »

Thanks for that idea @John_
We have the exact same saw horses here in the Uk but they are branded "stanley fatmax" or were till i took the sticker off  ;D
Also had to shave the 4"x2" to fit in the recess on the saw horse, UK 4x2 are bigger than USA ones I believe!
Quick and nasty effort i made this morning but will do the trick for me just fine... SO much better than doing it on the ground.

« Last Edit: December 08, 2015, 01:25 PM by jmac80 »
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Offline joiner1970

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Re: Cutting/work table
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2015, 11:12 AM »
Here is another way to do it - using  2 x 4's

These are the Dewalt Saw horses that can be found at Lowes or Home Depot.  They are height adjustable and have two notches at the top to hold the two main 2 x 4's in place.
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Thanks for that idea @John_
We have the exact same saw horses here in the Uk but they are branded "stanley fatmax" or were till i took the sticker off  ;D
Also had to shave the 4"x2" to fit in the recess on the saw horse, UK 4x2 are bigger than USA ones I believe!
Quick and nasty effort i made this morning but will do the trick for me just fine... SO much better than doing it on the ground.


If you ever want some more sturdy stools for that let me know. I've got a pair of hardly used Toughbuilt ones. They're metal but have that same 4x2 hook on the ends. I'm looking to sell them as I bought the dewalt horses.