Construction Table

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what do you use for a Construction Table

The ground
0
No votes
I have a shop for other projects and use that one
3
20%
I mad a table just for this project it is described below (a picture would be nice)
2
13%
I use saw horses
3
20%
I started with the bed of the trailer and have not gotten that far
2
13%
I take it to a friends shop
0
No votes
other see below
5
33%
 
Total votes : 15

Construction Table

Postby Ron Dickey » Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:46 pm

When you are doing or were building your trailer.
What did you do your cuts on.

Like Doug H. has work tables in his shop for many other projects. I have seen tables make of press wood. So far I have been using an old Dinner table that is proving to be to small, shaky and often have to add saw horses to do my work.

Years ago Mike came up with a Construction table which I can no longer find, from about 8 years ago.

What do you use.
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Re: Construction Table

Postby prohandyman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:19 pm

4 x 10 ft table in the shop, shelf below for storage of all the power tools needed. The sides in the right pic are 6 ft wide and 12 ft long.
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Re: Construction Table

Postby mezmo » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:47 pm

I don't have a garage or workshop - just do projects on the
carport and keep the worn out tools in the storage rooms at
the head of it. It's a pain to have to setup and teardown each
day, Oh Well....

Anyway I use one of those banquet/cafeteria tables, @ 3ftx6ft
tabletop size, with the folding steel "H" legs as my work surface.
The current top is a vinyl covered particle board so it is heavier
than I care for. It's about 25 years old, so it doesn't owe me anything.
The top is getting pretty beat up so I'll either replace it with some
3/4inch Plywood or look into some other set up. The folding legs
are good for storing it.

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Re: Construction Table

Postby Ron Dickey » Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:13 am

I also mentioned it under Teardrop Construction Tips & Techniques

and got some good ideas too.

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=59192

there are also some good ideas on making tables and saw horses on you tube.
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Re: Construction Table

Postby Wanna Be » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:43 am

I have been using the deck of the porch for mine so far.
Not to tall, and very little bending over.

Works for me !!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Re: Construction Table

Postby bobhenry » Fri May 09, 2014 10:13 am

light weight and easy to store. Could be made to almost any size......

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Re: Construction Table

Postby hiker » Mon May 12, 2014 7:21 pm

bobhenry wrote:light weight and easy to store. Could be made to almost any size......

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Genius! too late for this trailer but my next large project...
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Re: Construction Table

Postby working on it » Mon May 12, 2014 9:09 pm

By frequency of usage:
  • 118144 B & D Workmate=5%
  • 86939 trailer floor=10%
  • 86951 folding sawhorses=20%
  • 108152 Gmc pickup bed=20%
  • 98252 Chevy pickup bed=30%
then add in another 15% of various router table, table saw, bare ground, and fender of my carhauler trailer usage...shows that for 100% of the build time, I would use anything at any time!
  • 2013 HHRv,"squareback/simple" TTT, semi-offroad? 4x8, 2000+ lbs travel weight
  • featuring: 3500 lb Dexter axle w/brakes & HD leaf spring system > riding on General Grabber 27x8.5-14LT tires, LED lighting inside, A/C & heat, AGM battery 12vdc, 110vac from extended run generator onboard or park power, Coleman dual-fuel stove & Northstar lantern
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Re: Construction Table

Postby len19070 » Tue May 13, 2014 12:47 am

I have a Work Bench,
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But for everything else I use what I call "Bingo Tables"

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Not shown in the Pictures I have made leg extensions to make the tables 30", 36" or 42" high.

Depending what I'm doing and how long I will be doing it, it really saves my Back.

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Re: Construction Table

Postby Ron Dickey » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:31 am

I asked the same question a while back and here are those answers.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=56329
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