Folding Table for the Workbench

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Suso
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Re: Mobile Workbench with Table Saw & Router Table

Post by Suso » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:25 pm

Today I started building the first of the folding tables I'll install on my new mobile workbench. This table will allow me to cut longer pieces and obtain a bigger work surface:


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Folding Table for the Workbench

Post by Suso » Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:29 pm

Today I finished the frame for the folding table of my new mobile workbench. It seems to work fine!


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Re: Folding Table for the Workbench

Post by Suso » Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:35 pm

I'm almost done making the folding table for my new workbench. Here is a small video to show you how it works!


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Re: Folding Table for the Workbench

Post by jvdheuvel » Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:34 pm

I was wondering why you didn't use those miter bars that can be locked into the miter track.
Wouldn't that resolve the need for support of the fence by the top drawer?

Or would it be too unsteady to use?

Like I said, just wondering, it's no criticism regarding your design ;)

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Re: Folding Table for the Workbench

Post by Suso » Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:49 pm

jvdheuvel wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:34 pm
I was wondering why you didn't use those miter bars that can be locked into the miter track.
Wouldn't that resolve the need for support of the fence by the top drawer?

Or would it be too unsteady to use?

Like I said, just wondering, it's no criticism regarding your design ;)
with the sliding carriage fully open I think it is too much unsupported length to use that kind of miter bars. The carriage would not slide smoothly and could not support heavy pieces!

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Re: Folding Table for the Workbench

Post by jvdheuvel » Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:17 pm

That's something I haven't thought about yet... however, you can always use miter bars instead of hardwood sliders combined with the support of the top drawer... that ways you know the carriage cannot tilt in any way and you can still cut heavy pieces. Might be worth the try... :)

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Re: Folding Table for the Workbench

Post by Suso » Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:20 pm

Just posted on Youtube the fifth video where I'll show you how to build the Folding Table for the Workbench!

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