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Stan
I say the same podcast and thought I would like to tackle this table as well. Great looking table.

Bruce
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Yup, it's a good design and should provide a stable and flat assembly surface for years…nice job!
 

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Hey Stan, I like this design but I don't understand what the advantages to using a torsion box are. I'm currently using two sheets of floor grade 3/4" ply glued together to make a 1 1/2" thick benchtop. It's smooth and I can beat it up. At this time I have plans to add a sheet of 1/4" hardboard to smooth it out more but favor it's use as both a portable assembly table and workbench.
 

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looks nice, I like it.
I could also use one in my basement, care to make another?!!
 

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Great work, and a nice looking shop to work in.
 

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Great looking assembly table.
 

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looks like it will work for years and years. Good work
 

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Nice job on the assembly table Stan. I have been looking forward to making one of those myself.
 

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This is a wonderful bench. I wish I had one in my shop.
 

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You're going to love that torsion box assembly table. I built one a few years back and WOW how did I ever do without it. I used melamine for my replaceable top and for the base I borrowed from Norm's New Yankee drop down mobile table.
 

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Stan - A great addition to your workshop - TB's certainly make a huge difference. I made one a few months back - it has increased mu productivety no end. ( http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Tikka/blog/1392 )

DADOO: The advantage of the TB is 2-fold. 1 It gives you a perfectly flat surface at all times. 2. it is a lot lighter than 1 1/2" of ply wood.
 

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Lovely, but why didn't you make two and call me? Hmmmmm…..

always,
J.C.
 

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I just finished one about the same size, 4 ' X 3' with half inch ply sandwitching the core, which is on 5 inch centers. Love it already. I like your idea of using a replacable top though, and since I have'nt added a hardwood edging yet, I think I will make the edging 1/8" wider so I can add the replacable top.

The torsion box is great and it gives me one more surface to clutter up!
 

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built the same one several yrs ago, one of my best shop investments.
 
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