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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 03-11-2019 12:28 AM 1108 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Fellow Lumberjocks,

Sorry I have not been on in a while as I have been back to working full time and I am not the man of leasure anymore lol… I have been working on this new assembly table for about 6 weeks now and I am glad to say that it is finally finished.

I have just finished a new project for the workshop, I am replacing my current outfeed/assembly table with another that has a few features that my current one doesn’t have I will go into that in a little while. Since I am now working full time this project took a while to complete and will probably only get some quality shop time at home during the weekends and possibly a few nights as well.

PROJECT SUMMARY
Project Sequence
Outfeed / Assembly Table features
Inspiration & Plans
Materials
Cabinet Carcass Section
Torsion Box Section
Cabinet Drawers & Doors

PROJECT SEQUENCE
I am tackling this huge project in a series of sequences which will be
Build the carcass frame (Phase 1)
Build The Torsion Box Top (Phase 2)
Build & Install Drawers & Doors (Phase 3)


Phase 1


Phase 2


Phase 3

Outfeed / Assembly Table Features

: – 4’ x 6’ long torsion box top (basically a torsion box can be described as a table top with a honey comb insides that provides the structure needed for a very flat and non movable surface. Below you can see the structure of the torsion box on one of my plan pages that I created.(I will make the plans available after the project is built just in case I have to tweak them here and there)
: – It will also be portable as I will be adding a total of 8 casters which will be mounted to the cabinet ends of the base
: – The base cabinet will have 8 drawers (4 on each side) and 4 cabinet 2 on each side.
Overall there will be huge amounts of easily accessible storage to fit tools that I currently don’t have room for especially a dedicate cabinet for my air compressor


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INSPIRATION & PLANS

Inspiration for this table came from Marc Spagnulo (AKA The Wood Whisperer) I came across some YouTube videos that go into great detail for the build, he also has a rough set of plans available that I will post links too below. I needed to tweak the dimensions for the table to suit my table-saw height.

Basically his design broke the project into two sections which were
: – The Cabinet Build
: – The Torsion Box Build

PROJECT BLOG
I did document the entire project build on my blog and you can see most of the build here, with loads of pictures and tons of written instructions on how I completed this build, I did create plans but I need to get them ready and I will make them available soon.

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”





13 comments so far

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pottz

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#1 posted 03-11-2019 02:02 AM

great table thats gonna make shop time a lot more enjoyable.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#2 posted 03-11-2019 02:06 AM



great table thats gonna make shop time a lot more enjoyable.nice work.

- pottz


Thanks

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#3 posted 03-11-2019 06:41 AM

Looks really good are you going to add mitre gauge slots to it?

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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ChrisK

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#4 posted 03-11-2019 10:14 AM

Nice work.

-- Chris K

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#5 posted 03-11-2019 11:13 AM



Looks really good are you going to add mitre gauge slots to it?

- ThatWeirdUncle


Not sure yet!!! My crosscut sled fits across it and if I come across a jig that doesn’t I will but not until then

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 03-11-2019 09:14 PM

That would be a great addition to any shop. Lots of extra storage too.
I like you cad drawings. What soft ware did you use?

-- James E McIntyre

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#7 posted 03-11-2019 10:00 PM



That would be a great addition to any shop. Lots of extra storage too.
I like you cad drawings. What soft ware did you use?

- James E McIntyre


I use Sketchup

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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oldrivers

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#8 posted 03-12-2019 12:12 AM

Dandy Assembly Table, you did a great job on this build.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#9 posted 03-12-2019 02:49 AM



Dandy Assembly Table, you did a great job on this build.

- oldrivers


Thanks for the kind words

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 03-12-2019 04:16 AM

Quite the post for your new table, at least a lot more detailed then the few scratches, and doodles for sizes that I would have, sometimes I even put in arrows for direction….

Looks like a really sturdy table, the dead flat part is up to you.

Good to hear you are working, hopefully you will get some time to enjoy it. If not it’s still going to be waiting on you.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#11 posted 03-12-2019 12:56 PM



Quite the post for your new table, at least a lot more detailed then the few scratches, and doodles for sizes that I would have, sometimes I even put in arrows for direction….

Looks like a really sturdy table, the dead flat part is up to you.

Good to hear you are working, hopefully you will get some time to enjoy it. If not it s still going to be waiting on you.

Thanks for sharing.

- therealSteveN


Thanks I always try to post a good description and I almost always refer people of to my blog just in case they need more specifics on the build

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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dannmarks

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#12 posted 03-14-2019 12:38 AM

Wonderfully posted as well…

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#13 posted 03-14-2019 02:14 AM



Wonderfully posted as well…

- dannmarks


Thanks for the kind words

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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