Rolling shop table

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Project by Maddhatter posted 12-07-2008 11:59 PM 4187 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The rolling shop table that I built was not from Popular Woodworking as I had originally thought and posted in a previous Blog. I went back though the stack of magazines and found it was from “Woodworkers Journal, Oct 2008, P-58”

It has proven to be a great assist in my shop (attached two car) were it works by freeing up space for my router/shaper, table saw and drum sander out feed table. It is small enough that it does not take up a lot of room yet stores a lot of stuff and frees up the work bench. Something I really needed.

As it is shop furniture, I just glued and screwed it together without finish; I did however add a hardboard top with trim. All in all it was under $70.00 in materials and two hours well spent.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#1 posted 12-08-2008 12:02 AM

Nice table!! Looks like it provides plenty of storage, too!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 12:19 AM

It does, both below and in the drawer; I did not think to take a picture of if.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 12:38 AM

Great usable cart. Nice job.

-- 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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#4 posted 05-21-2011 07:25 PM

I just completed one, too. Used “sandply” from Home Depot – it’s a bit softer, but much lighter than regular plywood, and has a great surface. I can lift a whole sheet without throwing my back out. One issue I had (still have) is that the drawer rails get in the way of driving the pocket hole screws into the top – the angle is wrong, and I couldn’t get even a long bit to work…??

-- "Stupidity is forever, but ignorance can be fixed."

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#5 posted 05-22-2011 04:33 AM

Alan, did you use plans or did you make from scratch?

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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