Catch Table, Assembly Table, Storage Unit

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Project by ND2ELK posted 02-05-2010 02:33 AM 8602 views 38 times favorited 57 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This unit is 48 inches wide by 6 foot, 6 inches long by 34 ½ inches high. The base section is made of 3/4 fir plywood with all the edges banded in white oak and ends are laminated. The top is made up of 2 sheets of ¾ inch particle board and 1 sheet of ¼ inch tempered masonite which is trimmed in 4/4 quarter sawn white oak. The drawer covers and doors are tongue and groove construction, with a laminate/masonite panel. They are made out of 4/4 quarter sawn white oak. The 5 drawers have KV8400 full extension drawer slides on them and are made out of 1/2 fir plywood. The doors have half overlay commercial hospital hinges with magnetic catches. The power hand tool section has one adjustable shelf with 255 standards and clips. The plastic trays are 5 ½ by 11 and hang on a metal plate from U-Line. It has 3 inch swivel/locking casters from Peachtree. I put on 2 coats of natural Watco oil inside and out, then 2 coats of wax applied with 000 steel wool.

For you guys that asked if I ever get my shop dirty, yes I do, and clean it up after every job.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 02:41 AM

Tom now thats Top Notch!! I really like what you’ve done .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 02:49 AM

good for you , tom .

an exceptional shop ,
a great way to enjoy your craft ,
after working so hard for others .

enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 02:50 AM

Now that’s some shop porn! Looks awesome.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 02:54 AM

Very nice piece of work.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 02:55 AM

Very nice. beautiful shop. I like the elk cord hanger too.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#6 posted 02-05-2010 03:03 AM

Looks great Tom. I cant wait until I start working in there. You’re setting it up perfectly to suit my needs. But could ya please sweep my floor at the end of the day. Sheesh. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 02-05-2010 03:10 AM

Tom that is a great addition to your very nice shop, you did a fine job.

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 03:10 AM

great looking assembly table/storage unit. very well done and top notch detail!

-- even a mosquito doesn't get a slap on the back until he starts to work...

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#9 posted 02-05-2010 03:11 AM

Yet another great addition to your shop. This should serve you well for many years to come. Great work surface and storage. Excellent job!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#10 posted 02-05-2010 03:17 AM

That is awesome.

-- If at first you don't succeed then maybe skydiving isn't for you.

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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 02-05-2010 03:20 AM

Great outfeed and work table Tom, perfect for a small shop!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#12 posted 02-05-2010 03:22 AM

nice shop, i wish i had that much space

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#13 posted 02-05-2010 03:24 AM

Well done Tom that give you quite a bit of storage. How is that Tempest dust collector I really need to get some dust collection in my shop.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 02-05-2010 03:28 AM


This is beautiful!!!

If I look up organized in the dictionary, I’m certain there will be another picture of this.

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 02-05-2010 03:34 AM

Loucarb: The dust collector is a Temp142CX from Penn State Industries. I am very pleased with this unit. If you look at my blog “Dust Collection In” you can read more about the unit and how I put it in. Thanks for asking.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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