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Project by whope posted 04-03-2021 02:40 PM 1037 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided about a year ago to build an assembly table that was inside the house where the temperatures and humidity were more like where my projects end up. I bought a Noden Adjust-a-bench (which I’ll do a review on) at a show in Feb. 2020. It was the last outing before lockdowns started.

Using a torsion box construction based on the Paulk workbench and a top that I laid out using the Parf Guide I finally managed to get it finished this week. It moves very easily and the height is adjustable (as long as you don’t have a bunch of heavy items on it).

I put a piece of plywood between the two stringers to store longer items that I don’t use very often. Not sure it’s a good idea yet.

The finish is shellac.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 04-03-2021 03:46 PM

Whoopee, whope... nice build… always admired the Paulk design and the Parf system is a cut above most… for an assembly table it looks like the bees knees.

That Noden A-a-b sounds like a great little unit… you guys in Yankeeland are spoilt with the availability of such goodies to choose from.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 04-03-2021 04:53 PM

That is some spectacular looking bench with alot of options. Nice work.

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 04-03-2021 05:06 PM

I have heat in the outdoor shop now, but I still bring everything into the basement to finish. You’ll love the temp/humidity stability you will have now, provided the power doesn’t go out. :-)

I’ve looked at the Noden bench many a time, I think he’s missed his time, Due to his excessive pricing you can now get 1000# electric lift tables used for industry, office, and whatnot, for less $$$

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whope

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#4 posted 04-03-2021 07:59 PM



I have heat in the outdoor shop now, but I still bring everything into the basement to finish. You ll love the temp/humidity stability you will have now, provided the power doesn t go out. :-)

I ve looked at the Noden bench many a time, I think he s missed his time, Due to his excessive pricing you can now get 1000# electric lift tables used for industry, office, and whatnot, for less $$$

- therealSteveN

Possibly, or even probably. It was a bit of an impulse buy at the time.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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Gary

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#5 posted 04-04-2021 03:07 AM

Clever design and execution.

The mechanical engineer in me worries about an unsupervised visitor larger than oh, so big thinking one of those corners was a convenient place to sit and eat an apple.

-- Cheers -- g

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whope

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#6 posted 04-04-2021 02:45 PM

Without the mobility kit on the adjust-a-bench, the top is definitely too wide. I like a higher bench, so hopefully, there won’t be any corner sitting.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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#7 posted 04-04-2021 02:47 PM

This looks really great!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#8 posted 04-05-2021 12:20 AM

Great addition to your shop. Nice adjustability!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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