assembly table/ FAIL/redo

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Project by jbmaine posted 02-16-2020 02:28 PM 740 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, Back in the fall I decided to make an assembly table/ cart/ mobile work station/ what have you. For the top I used an old butcher block top. I got it pretty flat, mounted it onto the cart, routed grooves and added T-track. It was very handy, and I used it a lot. However!! A few days ago I went to use it and found it was no longer flat, At all!.
Seems that in my great wisdom I never thought about the fact that it still had to move, and that the t-track was doing it’s best to keep it from moving. So, I ended up with a top that was crowned, bowed, twisted, and really no good to assemble anything on. I ended up making a new top out of plywood and melamine covered mdf? wrapped with RO. I used the same t-track. This one should stay much flatter.

When I built it, it looked great.

However, it warped pretty bad.

The new top should stay a lot flatter

All was not lost however. I flipped the butcher block up side down and used it to give me more work space on a roll around cart I have. Now when I need to work on the car, tractor, or around the house, I have more room, and my wrenches are finally organized.

Thanks for looking Jim

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#1 posted 02-16-2020 03:52 PM

Nice job Jim. So much of what we do involves problem solving. It’s often frustrating, but ultimately rewarding.

-- Tim

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#2 posted 02-16-2020 07:14 PM

Nice work, mdf ain,t pretty but it does have its place.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 02-16-2020 09:34 PM

Thanks for posting. Nice fix. Or in Hockey Marv Albert would say, Kick save and a beauty.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 02-17-2020 11:33 AM

Great job

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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