New Mobile Work Station

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Blog series by MT_Stringer updated 11-30-2013 10:21 PM 4 parts 56777 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: First Things First - The Plan

11-19-2013 08:00 PM by MT_Stringer | 4 comments »

Today I am going to start building a mobile workstation/cart or whatever you want to call it. No doubt mine will be similar to carts others have built, but customized to fit my needs. So, here are my ideas. The Plan Table use: I plan to use the table for things like: a sanding area surface for mounting the PC dovetail jig mount for the pocket hole jig area for clamping glue ups. other uses where work piece needs to be held in position via clamps. Construction Detail...

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Part 2: Frame Assembly

11-21-2013 05:52 AM by MT_Stringer | 4 comments »

I have the basic frame assembled. It is smaller than I expected but it should serve as a jig storage/ assembly/work cart just fine. And it will fit into my work area s I had hoped it would. Here is my progress for today. One of the sides glued, screwed and tattood! :-) The joints are half lap. I forgot to mention the legs and sides are 2×4 from the big box store. The end pieces are hard maple I had on hand. The frame is complete. I will let the glue cure over night. It turned ou...

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Part 3: Dog Holes and Clamp slots

11-23-2013 11:50 PM by MT_Stringer | 6 comments »

With the weather krummy, I stayed indoors and worked on the table top. I laid out the dog holes and clamp slots. Then I drilled the holes with a 7/8 inch Forstner bit. For the clamping slots, I drilled each end with a 1 1/4 inch Forstner bit. Next I drew the lines in between the holes and cut out the slots with a jig saw leaving a little waste inside the line. All that is left is to set up my router with a straight edge and trim the slots to final size with a flush trim bit. Here are a few...

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Part 4: Project Complete

11-30-2013 10:21 PM by MT_Stringer | 4 comments »

The weather finally cooperated so I could finish up my mobile workstation. A friend donated a piece of Formica so I didn’t have to buy a whole sheet just for a partial. He had ordered some to do some repairs on his Grady White offshore boat so the Formica is a little off white. Sorta in between white and light gray. Turns out it was a perfect fit. :-) I had to do the lamination outside because there is a hot water heater in the garage and no way was I going to take a chance of a m...

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