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    Rolling Work Table Gets Re-sized

    This beast is like an old friend. I realized early on that I would need a versatile worksurface in the shop. This was my first and last project to be built on the floor . Some recent changes around the shop have prompted some tough decisions. The scrap bins got expanded and many scraps got reclassified as firewood. I have been cramped since the oscillating edge sander joined the crew nearly a year ago. The once generous worksurface on top of the rolling cabinet had to give.

    As a point of interest, I made this unit with a replaceable hardboard top. I have never replaced it despite using this surface for nearly every piece I build. This is what led to me not bothering with a hardboard top for my workbench which is MDF. It also needs not maintenance as of yet. Not for lack of work. I just followed many of the tips from folks on the forum in preparing my top surfaces and all has been well; thanks everybody . . . but, I digress . . .

    Here he is in a shot from a shop tour back in 2009:

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    So, I took the circular saw to the poor beast and here's how things ended up:

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    Much more flow-through room now and hopefully a lot less bruised hips.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

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    its hard to cut up a old friend but now you can say that the reason for making smaller projects is because the table got smaller
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    its hard to cut up a old friend but now you can say that the reason for making smaller projects is because the table got smaller
    That is a statement that just begs for a funny retort. But I cannot think of one---senility has set in. I'm in pain. Not the kind Carol had, but nevertheless, pain!
    Oh well, tomorrow will be better.

    Enjoy,
    JimB
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