Plywood worktable that breaksdown for storage.

Anybody evey seen any plans for a 8' x 30" worktable made from one 4 x 8 sheet of plywood. i.e. from the 8' x 18" cutoff, create legs and supports.
Thanks, Phil
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No, but you can build a nice little skiff from a single sheet of plywood and a 2X4.
Seriously, it's probably possible to make a usable assembly table or light-duty table of some with those dimensions, but IMO an 8' work table that can take some pounding is going to need more than an 8' X 1.5' piece of ply to make the legs and braces from.
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: : No, but you can build a nice little skiff from a single sheet of : plywood and a 2X4. : : Funny you should mention that...
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2 hours for a 3 person team using hand tools build a 'sea-worthy' vessel from 2-1/2 sheets of 3/8" ply, 40' of 2"x2", 1 lb of nails, 4 tubes latex caulk. After completion, 'raced' in the harbor -
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Tue, Nov 30, 2004, 4:15pm (EST-1) pminmo snipped-for-privacy@msn.com (Phil) nope: Anybody evey seen any plans for a 8' x 30" worktable made from one 4 x 8 sheet of plywood. i.e. from the 8' x 18" cutoff, create legs and supports.
Nope.
But I have seen plans for knock-down tables from sheets of plywood.
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Not your dimensions but this months Family Handyman magazine has a neat PORTABLE workbench.
Might give ideas if nothing else.
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Wed, Dec 1, 2004, 4:16am (EST+5) snipped-for-privacy@aol.com.mado (Conase) says: <snip> Might give ideas if nothing else.
Even better, 5 minutes using google. http://www.greydragon.org/furniture/simpletable.html
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Try the following link for details of a knock-down worktable made from a single sheet of 3/4" MDF.
Made one myself. Wouldn't be without it. One extra tip -- give the top surface a couple of coats of clear varnish as a sealer before using it to allow for easy cleaning.
http://www.woodworkingtips.com/etips/etip033100sn.html
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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 07:26 +0000 (GMT Standard Time), snipped-for-privacy@cix.co.uk (Malcolm Webb) vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
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I have one objection. The guy says that he needs this table because he has not enough room. So where does he _put_ it. I know that at least if I have a table there, there will always be room for the table! <G>
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The beauty about this table is that it takes apart and stacks flat to a wall -- 5 pieces of 3/4" MDF. Take a look at the site and you'll see what I mean.
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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 19:48 +0000 (GMT Standard Time), snipped-for-privacy@cix.co.uk (Malcolm Webb) vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
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I did. My problem is where to put it when you set it up! That was my point. If I leasve a table up, at least I know I have a space for it<G>
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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 07:26 +0000 (GMT Standard Time), snipped-for-privacy@cix.co.uk (Malcolm Webb) wrote:

This reminds me of the clamp rack / finishing table in the Tools & Shops edition of FWW - similar construction of deep egg-crate construction in MDF or ply.
I'm a little distrustful of this construction technique. Now for small things it works - we've all seen torsion box shelves a couple of inches thick. With this sort of 16" span though, the only real interconnection is on that central plane where the ends of the slots interlock. Away from those there's 8" of unsupported plywood waving in the breeze.
A box construction of this depth needs something the interlocks them over a greater range of depths.
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I built Norm's table. I changed the dimensions a little bit to make it the same height as my TS. What I like about it is that it can be easily moved to any spot in your shop or be made stationary by pulling on the 2 cords and the table drops down on its legs. I got his plan for it from the NYWS. It is really a handy table for assembling.

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Malcom, Really close to what I am looking for. I maybe able to get close to what I want. Actually I looking into the possibility of making a cheap folding table equivalent. I belong to a club that has a periodic event that we need a bunch of tables. A new folding table is $50ish. It costs us $7 per table to rent one. I'm thinking if I can come up with something $20 or less we can takes some proceeds from each event and get to a point we have our own. At $50 there isn't the payback.
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How about getting a pair of folding legs from the Borg for 13 bucks, and putting a piece of plywood on it? I used them to make a panel cutting table, and put a few cleats on a piece of plywood to use it for a worktable. It's sure getting a lot of use for about 20 bucks and an afternoon. :-)
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Yeah, but I don't recall where that was. They used the cut pieces in an X shape (slots halfway through them in the center) to support the MDF top.
I think it was ShopNotes which had another tip. They made a pair of boxes which were 1' by 2' by 3' and could be used with a sheet of plywood on top to make a 1' or 2' or 3' tall assembly bench. Portable, stable, and inexpensive.
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