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I know there's a specific work table in Chapter 3, has anyone gone the route of EAA chapter 1000's standardized tables? the idea is you build 2 to 4 tables, all 2 feet by 5 feet. When you need a large table you level them all and bolt them together, when you don't need a large table, you've got one just the right size.




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That sounds like a pretty good idea for some. But, I prefer one big table, made exactly straight plum, and level. I use it quite frequently as a reference for jigs, wing building and such. Also, my shop floor is quite irregular, so, moving and joining tables would require a bunch of adjusting each time I decided to use an additional table.

That being said.... If I were working out of a smaller area, (ie: garage), I think it would be a good idea.


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If space is a concern, then do it, if it is not, I wouldn't do it, building 4 tables takes at least twice a long and for moxt of the building, the entire table is used. I can't think of many times we didn't use all of it. Even when you are doing internal fuseloge reinforcements, we found that laying out the reinforcements on plastic coverred butcher paper and literally covering the bench with various sizes and shapes as called out for in the plans took the whole bench and then some. As you work you can't really clean the bench, it is better to move to a clean section and then the next day scrap and wax the bench.

In other words build it you will use it, all of it, allmost all of the time

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