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Forum topic by De1taE1even posted 06-20-2019 03:15 PM 118 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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De1taE1even

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06-20-2019 03:15 PM

Hey everyone! Thanks to the replies to this thread, I started building a mobile torsion top assembly/outfeed table, and it’s coming along nicely. My primary use for this table, at least for now, will be cabinet making, with pocket holes as my primary joinery method. I have t-track and clamps on order, and have a good overall idea of how the final table will function.

With one exception. I have room for two banks of drawers/pullouts, and have already ordered slides that should be here tomorrow. I’d like to start building the drawers/pullouts this weekend, but I’m torn on the size/height/style. Long story short, for you cabinetry makers out there, what tools should I be storing in this assembly table? Here’s the list of what I plan to keep in these drawers so far:

RO sander and paper
Palm sander and paper
Belt sander and paper
Pocket hole jig and screws
Glue accessories
t-track clamps

What am I forgetting? I’d hate to get these pullouts built and installed, only to remember that “thing” (or things) I want in the table, that I didn’t design for. My plan is to primarily build pullouts, because I don’t like full-face drawers for the most part. They always just turn into “junk drawers” for me, but I’m definitely up for any and all suggestions.

Thanks!


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BuffaloBrewer

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#1 posted 06-20-2019 03:40 PM

I put in some shelves for small parts organizers that contain screws, hinges, and other small things I use at my bench.

Mike

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#2 posted 06-20-2019 03:42 PM

At least one shallow drawer at the top for measuring and layout tools. I’d make it deep enough for my favorite block plane as well.

-- Sawdust Maker

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De1taE1even

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#3 posted 06-20-2019 03:44 PM



I put in some shelves for small parts organizers that contain screws, hinges, and other small things I use at my bench.

Mike

- BuffaloBrewer


I had planned to dedicate 1 drawer to screws and other small things, organized with an adjustable cubby/divider system of some sort. Haven’t quite decided on the design, but screws, especially pocket screws, are definitely going to be organized for easy access.

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De1taE1even

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#4 posted 06-20-2019 03:45 PM



At least one shallow drawer at the top for measuring and layout tools. I d make it deep enough for my favorite block plane as well.

- LittleShaver


Oh yeah, duh, measuring tools. I’ll add that to my list. Speed square, measuring tapes, etc. Thanks!

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