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    Adjustable Height Assembly Table

    Among other stuff I'm doing in the shop now, it's time to build a decent assembly table so I can free up my tablesaw benches for work rather than holding things. I'm going to build a torsion box for the top but want to make it adjustable in height. I viewed this video of what appears to be a great design for adjustable legs. I looked all over the AWW site and cannot find a source to download the plan for the legs. Does anyone have a copy of the plan you can share?

    Thanks!
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    Bill, were the legs commercially built or shop built? How much range in the height are you looking for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    Bill, were the legs commercially built or shop built? How much range in the height are you looking for?
    They're shop built. I could work up a plan from the video but would prefer the original, if I can get it.
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    there is a metal legged one out there bill,, and some have used the harbor freight lift under a torsion box that use hydralics to raise and lower,, carol reed had one and i think allen levine has one as well..
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    I've looked at an inexpensive foot-operated hydraulic lift but the table I'm building will be 93.5" long by 47" wide. I have plenty of room for a table that size in the old section of my building by re-organizing a bit. By the way, the odd-sounding dimensions are due to the design using 1/2" mdf with ribs on 7-3/4" centers. My credenza build has really shown me the need to have a dedicated area to assemble and verify at various steps in the project, especially working with a radius front.

    Anyway, if someone has access to the magazine - AWW Dec/Jan 2010 or the plan for the ratcheting legs, I'd appreciate some help.
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    its here just have to weed threw it bill.. and they mention video on the legs..
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    here is the video,,, should be able to get there from there

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    Last edited by larry merlau; 11-13-2011 at 05:07 PM.
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    Thanks for the link to the article, Larry. That'll help a lot. The video is the same one I posted, which is why I wanted to consider this approach to adjustability.
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