Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #83: The Dungeon Workshop - Scroll Saw Table

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Blog entry by retired_guru posted 11-02-2016 07:39 PM 1309 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The last shop bench or table to be made is now complete. I had set aside to the left of the refurbished Blue Hawk router table enough space for a narrow table. Construction started this past Saturday.

I wanted it to be simple in design, using reclaimed lumber I had laying around on the premises. I also wanted it to be a generic design, just in case this old scroll saw of mine turns out to be a bad investment. This meant allowing ample leg room under the table from the ends as well as from the sides.

The top is screwed and glued to the frame All other connections are made with glue and hardwood dowels.

The cross braces between the horizontal legs and vertical struts were added at the end to keep the unit from swaying under weight. I used box store furniture feet adjusters as levelers.

Tomorrow I will disassemble the scroll saw, clean and lube before trying it out for the first time.

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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#1 posted 11-03-2016 02:39 PM

Paul, your woodworking skills are certainly improving with every project you complete. Nicely done table!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 11-03-2016 08:19 PM

Thanks, Lee. Having a somewhat organized workplace has made the work so much easier. It’s a joy to be concentrating on the building process instead of where the heck my tools are. :)

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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