Tilting top bench

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Project by Jerry Ihnen posted 01-17-2018 10:42 PM 1625 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In an attempt to clear my other workbench for more space I built this table. The top is 2 pieces are 1/2 in red oak plywood with other scraps of 1/2 in plywood sandwiched in between then trimmed with more oak. I inserted a 1/2” steel rod for the axle. If you look at the map in the background of the first pic you might see a hole. This is what happens when you drop a piece of wood on a spinning table saw blade. You wipe out the San Juans!

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 11:27 PM

Very nice build! Im planing on making a flip top cart in the next week or so. Hopefully it will look this good lol!

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#2 posted 01-18-2018 03:31 PM

well I found the problem, this is waaay too nice for the shop! beautiful

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#3 posted 01-18-2018 06:26 PM

Not a unique idea but well executed. It seems no matter how big a shop is more work space is always needed.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-18-2018 06:36 PM

I love my flip top but it’s not nearly as pretty as yours.
Congratulations on a fine job.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#5 posted 01-18-2018 08:22 PM

Very nice job on the flip top Jerry. I made one for my planner and chop saw. Another couple of inches to the north east ya wooda whacked me with your kick back!

-- Mark

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#6 posted 01-21-2018 02:28 PM

Nice job on your flip table, I made one for my oscillating sander and planer. Now after seeing this project I’m inspired to make another with these same machines on it.
Thanks for sharing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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