Assembly/Outfeed table

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Project by rockusaf posted 06-05-2020 01:05 AM 586 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Figured I’d post a quick project of my assembly/outfeed table. It is based on the Paulk workbench design with some changes. I had a bunch of 1/2” plywood so that’s what I made it out of and I doubled the thickness in places to beef it up.

It is 3’x6’ so it fits in the shop and since it’s on casters it can be rolled round the shop and up to the tablesaw or out onto the deck at the front of the shop when the weather is nice. I also made the legs so they can be taken off with a couple screws so the table can be broken down easily if I need to. You can see in the pics that the legs are 2 layers of 1/2” plywood glued and screwed with the edges alternating for strength with a single layer that slides into the top and held together with 1/4”-20 bolts into threaded inserts. The center rib is basically an I beam design with 3x layers of ply in the center and one on the top and bottom. It’s fairly new but has held up well to what I’ve thrown at it so far.

I didn’t get pics but I divided the top in half and on one side I drilled 3/4” holes along the edges and on the other side I drilled it all every 4”. This allows me to use dogs and clamps but also a solid surface when I need it.

I really like this design since it lets me store rulers, squares, pencils and other things that are needed all the time in the center and they’re always at hand but not taking room on the top and getting in the way.


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-05-2020 11:26 AM

Nice outfeed table !!


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#2 posted 06-05-2020 12:21 PM

Can’t have enough flat surfaces in a a shop. Good use of Material on hand. Project came out nicely. I am getting ready to build a similar table for the same purpose. I am going to plan to have several benchdog or MFT clamp slots.

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#3 posted 06-05-2020 04:10 PM

Very good job on building the assembly/ outfeed table. A good flat surface is a must for gluing up projects. Personally I don’t care for the Paulk tables, but that’s just me. I know they are built to reduce the weight, but when I build an assembly table I want all the weight I can get for a stout table. I built my assembly table some years ago, and it’s a 4’ x 8’. Not an outfeed table, and it’s 28” high to handle bigger projects like cabinets, drawer boxes, etc. It’s just personal choice, but your table will fit the bill for your projects….!!! Mighty fine.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#4 posted 06-30-2020 11:01 PM

One of my “truths of life” has always been…. “Horizontal surfaces accumulate vertically.’ I also built a Paulk type bench, and my favorite feature is that I can stuff everything on the interior “shelf”, so that it’s handy but not cluttering the top. Good job!


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