Torsion Box Out-feed & Assembly Table

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Project by bigfoot11 posted 06-13-2015 01:56 PM 7092 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having seen both the original Ron Paulk torsion box workbench and Jay Bates create his own version, I decided that this would be the perfect project to go with my new-to-me Grizzly table saw.

Build video:
25+ of HD photos:

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#1 posted 06-13-2015 03:47 PM

Well built and thanks for documenting with the video to help us do something similar.

It would be great if you could do a follow up after a month or so and let us know if that hidden shelf space collects junk and destroys your shop organization. I would like to try something like this, I just worry about having enough discipline. I have to make special spots for all my tools or my shop becomes too cluttered.

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 04:09 PM

The shelf actually has a purpose already. It’s currently holding the various sleds for the saw but the bottom shelf’s destiny is a Shapeoko 3 which I’m currently awaiting shipment on.

I’ll be posting a lot of shop projects in the coming months to address storage and organization because my shop has a big cluster of junk that needs cleaned out and organized.

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 05:19 PM

Nice looking out-feed table. What kinds of things do you plan to store in the torsion box itself?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 06-13-2015 05:54 PM

Classic design, totally practical. This will last you a long time.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 06-13-2015 05:57 PM

I’m thinking this will be more of a storage while something is “in process” with the cubbys being used to hold drills, squares, or maybe hardware.

The design doesn’t really work well for a permanent storage for tools but just rather a way to keep things organized while something else is happening.

You’ll notice my table saw wing being a total mess in nearly every photo and I hope this will alleviate this.

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#6 posted 06-13-2015 06:47 PM

Nice dude. You’ll love it.

-- Jay -

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#7 posted 06-14-2015 12:53 AM

Great job. Thanks for the build pics. It came out great.

-- AJ

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#8 posted 06-14-2015 01:36 AM

Looks great. Did you give any thought to creating openings in the internal dividers to match up with the openings along the outer frame?

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#9 posted 06-14-2015 01:46 AM

I did but chose not to since the openings are much smaller than in the 8’ versions of this design. Had it not been for seeing the Ron Paulk and Jay Bates versions, I would’ve made a 3” all torsion box similar to what Marc Spagnuolo made a long time ago. The storage is just an extra plus.

The issue right now is finding a way to store the sleds once I have the CNC on the lower shelf. I’m thinking about some type of hangers or brackets on each end since there is an overhang.

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#10 posted 06-14-2015 02:57 PM

Crap now Jay’s bench is full of holes….guess I’ve got some drilling to do.

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#11 posted 06-18-2015 06:09 PM

Nice build and nice video. But thank goodness I have a mute button.

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#12 posted 01-23-2017 10:23 PM

Forgive my naive question (brand new member and novice woodworker).

Why rough cut with the chop saw and then final cut with the table saw? Is it because the table saw provides more accuracy? A nicer cut?

I really like this project, and it’s probably one of the first I’ll attempt once my new shop… uh I mean house… is ready for move-in.

...eager to learn as much as I can.

-- Mike H, Elkins WV

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