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Posted on combination outfeed table, assembly table, work bench

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#1 posted 11-29-2018 02:03 PM

I used an old salvaged desktop with plastic laminate top for my small assembly/outfeed table. One of the nice things about the laminate is that glue and finishes do not stick to it very well. IMO this is ideal for an assembly table because not only is it easy to clean glue and finish drips off by scraping with a putty knife (even CA comes off easily) but you also don’t risk gluing your project to the top if you don’t notice some squeeze-out. The laminate is also nice and slick for the outfeed.

Also, in your design above, how thick are you planning to make the top? The vises usually require a minimum thickness so make sure that you take that into account. If you are planning to use holdfasts in your dog holes, they need a certain top thickness to work effectively as well.

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