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Blog entry by Critterman posted 09-23-2008 01:30 AM 1371 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone, just an update to apologize to those projects and entries I’ve missed (of course I don’t think I could keep up anymore anyway…geeez 5,500 members!). I have been busy with the time I’ve had working on the new basement shop. After moving in the first order of business was to refinish an old…very old coffee table we had our electronics on in the old house and replaced it here so we could use it as a coffee table again. I don’t really consider it a project since I didn’t make it, and it was a quickie job. Good enough to throw your feet up on [Grin]:

Refinished Coffee Table

Next, was something I’ve been dying for, for a long time. An assembly table, heck i would have taken any kind of table in the old shop. The space I have here is incredible and to have a work surface this big is a dream come true. I built it a little taller than Marc’s (The Wood Whisperer) so it was just slightly shorter than my table saw for infeed/outfeed use, and it works great. The cabinets are just like Marc’s minus a couple of small changes…and mistakes you can’t see in the picture…on purpose LOL. So, I guess I’ll post the table in projects with a quick note, but this is just to get those who care caught up. More to come as now I have the surface to work on….and Santa will be here before you know it!

New Assembly Table

The new assembly table

Assembly Table View from Behind Table Saw

View from behind the Table saw

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#1 posted 09-23-2008 02:10 AM

Welcome back. Great to see you again. Nice table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 09-23-2008 05:16 AM

looks good. Don’t think thats an option for me in a garage, but I can still admire what you’ve put together. sure beats a couple sawhorses with a sheet of flimsy mdf! Nice job on the table and the table. LOL

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#3 posted 09-23-2008 05:49 AM


I like door #1, almost looks like an old fashioned “ice fridge” pushed on its side and definitly could work as a coffee table ….......aka… fridge/wooden cooler


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 09-23-2008 01:30 PM

Yeah Jo I hear ya, I waited a very long time and worked off those sawhorses. Your day will come, and when it does let me know I’ll come and help :>)

LOL, yeah roman I need one after finishing that big shop table.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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