Assembly and Finishing table
Assembly and Finishing Table
I haven’t posted anything for quite some time and decided that I had better get with the program.
This Shop Aid project was made in 2005 and I have used it on everything since. I use it to transport wood from tool to tool for various operations, for glue-ups and holding the final project for staining & finishing.
Have you ever had the need for a combination assembly and finishing table?
• Something that would be easy to move, small enough to store in a small space-deprived shop and yet large enough for the largest of projects.
• Something that is low enough to the floor so that you don’t have to stand on a stool to see the top of a project and yet not so low that your back aches from bending over.
If this sounds like a pike dream, think outside of the box and look a little closer.
Listed and shown below is my idea of the ideal table:
• Can be used for a multitude of projects in various stages of construction.
• Small enough to store easily when not in use.
• Mounted on locking casters for easy movement and stability.
• Able to adjust easily for various length and width of projects
• Lockable movements in all locations to protect projects.
• Establishes a working height that is convenient for both short and tall projects
• Strong enough for any potential project, yet light enough to handle.
• Double as a plywood cutting station.
With all of this in mind and a definite need within my shop, I came up with something which would be useful to all woodworkers. All machining was done in my shop; however, parts are readily available through catalog in the area of table extension slides. If this project interests you and you, go to your shop and create your own version.
I hope that everyone enjoys looking at this little project----
Now that you have the idea, Make your own!
Dick in IA