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Offline Mike Goetzke

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My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:08 AM »
I'm a big fan of 4'x8' work tables. Only had this setup for about 6 months but really liking it so thought I would share a few photos. I'm in a small garage shop and need to assemble and break this down often. It only takes 5-minutes or less to assemble or disassemble and put on my ceiling lift.

Works great for breaking down sheet goods and cutting hardwood to size with my GRS (square) and TPG (dimensional stops and parallel guide), layout table, Domino workstation, gluing/clamping station, etc.

Made up using two saw horses, two 90" track tubes, and three MFT type slabs.













Mike

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Offline TSO Products

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 09:18 AM »
Mike - necessity is the mother of invention- pretty slick solution!
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Offline Duck76

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 03:45 PM »
That’s excellent. I like it!

Offline rvieceli

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 03:49 PM »
Very nice Mike. What are using for a lift?

Ron

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 04:04 PM »
Thats’s a nice spacious top  [thumbs up]

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2019, 04:23 PM »
Very nice Mike. What are using for a lift?

Ron

Thanks.

I bought the lifts (I have two of them) years ago - they are Racor Heavy Lift. They have 250# capacity. I use my hand drill to raise/lower them.

Offline neilc

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 08:44 PM »
Very cool idea - I like the compact storage idea that makes it easy to setup and tear down.


Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 09:16 PM »
I love that top - how did you route the holes and grooves? Really great thinking.

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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 10:28 PM »
I love that top - how did you route the holes and grooves? Really great thinking.

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I looked at several top designs and came up with this one and drew it up on a 2-d CAD program I have. I’m lucky to have a sign shop near me that has a big CNC router. I had to round over the slots, chamfer the holes, and seal them.

Made the slots wide enough to fit my parallel jaw clamps. I really like the setup so far - except I somehow keep loosing my pencils.

Mike

Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: My Take on 4 ft. x 8 ft. Worktable
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2019, 09:53 AM »
I love that top - how did you route the holes and grooves? Really great thinking.

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I looked at several top designs and came up with this one and drew it up on a 2-d CAD program I have. I’m lucky to have a sign shop near me that has a big CNC router. I had to round over the slots, chamfer the holes, and seal them.

Made the slots wide enough to fit my parallel jaw clamps. I really like the setup so far - except I somehow keep loosing my pencils.

Mike

I actually noticed the inside edges of the routed grooves were rounded over. Great idea!