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Old 08-02-2010, 03:42 PM
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I am building a cutting table and I am looking for suggestions or ideas to make it better. I am sure some of you have been through this many times and know some of the tips and tricks that you either did use, or wish you would have. My basic plan is to build one 8' long and 60'' wide. Any input would be appreciated. JCAR

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Old 08-02-2010, 04:09 PM
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Go to your local full service lumber yard and get them to order you a sheet of AC plywood 3/4" thick 5ft. by 8ft. You may have to take 5' by 9' or 5' by 10'.
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I used heavy MDF, available in several sizes. Built a frame of 2x6 and 4x4 with drawer frames for storage. I used old Coca Cola open red beverage shells( bought at auction) for drawers.
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Here's a photo of my table. The casters are from Harbor Freight.

4x4 legs
2x6 top rail
2x4 bottom rail
1/2" plywood bottom shelf
1/2" plywood top screwed down into rails
3/4" MDF screwed into from the bottom for a smooth top surface.

I'm about to add doors on both long sides to protect materials stored below.

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Hey Slodat, How did you attach that extension on your machine table? My setup is exactly like yours and I need to add that little extension.

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It had that wing extension on it when I bought it. It isn't very strong. That machine and table actually left recently with the ex. I have a Consew 255RB-3 in the shop getting serviced. My current plan is to make a new top similar to the one pictured above out of two pieces of 3/4" MDF sandwiched together. It should be plenty strong and the wing adds a lot to the work area.

If I actually get to making the new top, I'll post up photos.
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For now, I have my machine at the side of my cutting table. This gives me a huge open work area. Time will tell if I like this arrangement or not.

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