My Mobile Assembly/Outfeed Table and First Video

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Blog entry by YesHaveSome posted 01-15-2018 04:11 AM 1806 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had always wanted to get into woodworking and video. For woodworking, space/time/money was always the big roadblocks for me. For video, I didnt really know have anything I wanted to shoot. When I got into woodworking in the beginning of 2017 I figured the two paired nicely. I’ve been in the website/digital industry for the past 10 years and also have a background as a CAD jockey. Woodworking, plans, video and website all seem to go together quite nicely so I figured I’d start a YouTube channel and website. I actually filmed this back in the summer but it took forever to get all the pieces aligned to finally publish it which I did last night.

As far as the actual project goes, it’s a mobile assembly/outfeed table that has a fold down extension. I have a small shop so I figured any space I can save would be great. The funny thing is that since I’ve made this table and accumulated even more tools my car has been relegated to the driveway and the table hasnt moved much so I dont really use the extension. Regardless, it was fun to make and got me to do some things I hadn’t done yet. The table has been beyond useful. I was using plywood on sawhorses before and my outfeed table was a roller stand which I loathed.

I’m still relatively new to woodworking so I’d love to hear feedback from y’all on my approach, techniques, etc. Thanks.

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-- But where does the meat go?

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#1 posted 01-19-2018 02:27 AM

Small world. I was just at You Tube today checking vids. I am planning to make a modified Paulk, kinda sorta deal, outfeed, assembly, with a bit of storage. Anyhow I saw your vid there, and watched it. I kept your URL in my file, so you weren’t a total hack…...:-)

I really appreciated your getting right into it. So many wanna TALKKKKKKKkkkkkkkkkkkkk I usually just leave those. You got right with it, and started making. Keep making, put it out there if you want.

Best clamp in the world if you are gluing up a few sheets of ply is to use 1 1/4” drywall screws from the bottom. After the glue dries you can pull the screws in case you want to poke a bunch of clamp holes through the top. Once mounted only kids crawling around on the floor will be able to see the screw holes, and with a double layer of ply, MDF, MDO, whatever it will still be plenty strong enough. If you do plan to drill clamp holes, and know your plan for where they will be drilled you can lay it out before you glue, and any screws can go into your planned holes. When you do drill the holes, the screw holes are gone.

Be well.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 01-19-2018 03:16 AM

Thank you, sir!

It’s funny you mention jumping right into the video. Well, there’s a story around that. I had finished the table and edited the majority of the video. Just needed the intro and outro. This was my first video so I had never done any talking in front of the camera and was stammering and screwing up like crazy trying to say what I wanted to say. I finally just said “screw it” and went with that short, quick intro.

My next video will actually have quite a bit of talking but no voice over. I’ll do a step, talk, do a step, talk, and so on. The video after that will be no talking at all. But it’s a cutting board so there’s really not a whole lot to it. I just want to see what people enjoy more. Hope you end up liking those as well!

Great tip for the laminations! Hadn’t thought of that.

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