Assembly etc table

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Project by ptm109 posted 04-10-2019 11:21 PM 2113 views 19 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I often suffer from acute analysis paralysis when it comes to projects in the shop. Case and point – I’ve been in dire need of some kind of an assembly table for decades and in that time have looked at literally hundreds of ideas, gathering features, designing in Sketch Up and even buying components. At some point last month while kneeling on the concrete floor of my shop glueing up a project I decided I’d had enough and regardless of still not being sure of exactly what I wanted, roughly finalised something and started cutting wood. It took longer to build than I thought (as does everything in my world it seems) and evolved quite a bit as I started trimming it out with the shelves, drawers and the various clamping options but even with some more details still to be completed, I’m largely happy with how it turned out and it has already become the centerpoint of my work space.
Here’s a few pics of the build in process:

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#1 posted 04-11-2019 12:55 AM

great well equipped assembly table


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#2 posted 04-11-2019 01:32 AM

That’s a nice well thought out table. Great work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 04-11-2019 01:41 AM

That’s a really great assembly table! Isn’t that the way it always goes? finally have to get fed up before you’ll make something that makes life easier. That’s how half of my shop projects come into being.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#4 posted 04-11-2019 01:52 AM

“acute analysis paralysis ” sounds just like me, but you’ve broken free, and made a real beauty there. I really like all the work holding options. Well done!

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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#5 posted 04-11-2019 04:30 AM

Wow! Very nice! I need this in my shop!

-- "Are you kidding me?"

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#6 posted 04-11-2019 11:52 AM

Nice job! I like the design very much.

I am in desperate need of one of these. On my to do list for this summer.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#7 posted 04-11-2019 01:26 PM

beauatiful bench and well thought out,i dont think you’ll have any regrets in what you came up with,except that it’s too small,but they all are-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 04-11-2019 01:55 PM

Awesome build. Very functional.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 04-11-2019 05:34 PM

I think your solution to analysis paralysis will help me with my affliction since I can shamelessly “borrow” from your well thought out design. Well done!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 04-11-2019 06:51 PM

That is a killer table.
Love it!
Well made and so functional.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#11 posted 04-11-2019 09:33 PM

Totally impressed. Having just built an assembly/outfeed table I can relate to the process. Wish I had seen yours before I began and would have incorporated some of your ideas. Oh well, Maybe the next one will have everything :)

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#12 posted 04-14-2019 02:28 PM

Really beautiful Guy. Nicely done

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#13 posted 04-19-2019 10:35 PM

Really great table! Going to be taking a swing at my first assembly table in the next couple of months. Might just use some of these ideas in mine. Thanks for sharing.

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