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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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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
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That's a good idea Dick, thanks for sharing it.

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Thanks much for sharing...great design...

Of course you had to add to my project list !...

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That is really slick. Thanks for the expansive post and pics.

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Nice one thanks for sharing.

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really fine design Dick..
I really like it a lot...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Definitely a project to add to the list. Appreciate the details and photos.

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Kinda beats my folding card table.

Well done, That Man!
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Dick is this the only good idea you have had?? I doubt it so post more often. We need all the help we can get.

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+1 What they said!
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