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10-31-2012 06:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: refurbishing

*Hey Guys, MarkSr here.

I was hoping to get some links from you pros who have made your own table tops for the above tools.

I have some nice material to make them with, I would like to have a proven set of plans to work with. If anyone
has a link to any of the above items I would really appreciate it, or an email to the one who built it originally.

Thank you in advance.


-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 01:28 PM


Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

LumberJocks is not only a Friendly Site it is a ‘User Friendly Site’.

Towards the upper right side of the page you will fine a ’Search’ window and you can enter a ‘Keyword’ for your search, i.e. ”Drill Press Table” and it will take you to a list of previous Project Posts by the Original Poster(s). You can find several that have included Blogs on the build of their version of the project. If you would like additional information from the ‘Original Poster’ feel free to PM (send a personal message) them.

IMHO (in my humble opinion) you will be hard pressed to find a more diverse group of experienced woodworkers, in all disciplines of woodworking, anywhere on the .

...and please remember ‘the only silly question’ is the one not asked, we would be proud to help.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 02:26 PM

It’s rare that I find a tool where the top is set up exactly the way I like so I’m always building new ones. Before I start building a new one, I check out the new features on commercially available ones just to get idea’s for features I may like.
And checking out what other people are making on sites like this is a huge resource of idea’s.

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 02:42 PM

At least try searching projects here in LJ :)
And have fun working then . Post some pics soon.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 03:46 AM

From one Grandpa to another, thanks Grandpa Len, I have been a member for about 1 1/2 wks. and you are right, there are a great bunch of members. I read a lot of the blogs and just like you say, they are all there to help in any way they can. I’ve been a guest member of a couple of sites something like LJ, (not mentioning any names) some you have to pay a couple hundred dollars a year to belong to, that can’t match what I have enjoyed on Lumber Jocks. I can’t remember how I came across Lumber Jocks, but I am so so so glad I found it. I try to sign on every night, not only for the entertainment, but most of all to learn more things than I ever thought about in woodworking, and some of the projects I have seen are just great works of art.

I will check out the Search Lumber Jocks for my table tops.

As always thanks for the help everyone.

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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