Last year I decided that the folding out-feed table I had built several years ago was no longer adequate. This outfeed table was used more as a work bench than the out-feed table I had designed it to be and was showing its age and abuse. (This photo was take about 15 years ago.)After reading many many posts on this site I came up with a design that would work in my small shop.I sort of got the premise from Marc Spagnuolo's torsion top bench.This table had to fit in a specific location when in use and when not is use. My shop shares its space with the wife's car every night.I only have a few construction photos (I know, I know…sorry).Here is the torsion box laid out and the glue up started. The MDF board on the bottom was coated with two coats of paste wax to keep the glue from sticking to it.I didn't think to take another photo until I was almost done. The entire top is made from 1/2” MDF with a 3/16” hardboard top. The legs are 2×6 kiln dried construction grade fir that I trimmed and planned down to 1-1/2” thick. You can see in the background that I kept part of the folding table attached to the table-saw. I like it and it give me 12” of extra depth to the saw when I'm using my new OF table as an assembly table.Here I have added the red oak trim, Bottom shelf, and the wheels. All done.This is how I use this bench most of the time.It's not very fancy but it is super strong and very heavy. The top is dead flat and that's what I was needing.Thanks for looking
This is something I wanted to build for some time. Nothing great just a good mental exercise. Mafe built a great pair and motivated me to make these.I searched the internet for some ideas and came up with these. One flip and one non flip. Their made from hard maple. And the knobs are made from Cumaru.I drilled two holes for the inside corners of the flip stop, and cut the sides out on the band saw.A ridge was routed out to keep the stop in the track.Making an octagon on the band saw.Drilling out the opening for the Brass threaded rubber nut. The larger hole was drilled first. The tip indent of the first larger Forstner bit was used as a guide for the smaller through hole.Gluing the nut to the wood knob. I had these rubber nuts with brass threads laying around for I don't know for how long, and finally got to use them. I think I got them at Lowe's.FYI. If you noticed the stop on the left is lighter in color than the one on the right, it's because the one on the left was sprayed with shellac and the one on the right was sprayed with lacquer.They were made from the same scrap of wood.