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I was walking through Lowes today at lunch to pick up some stuff for my nephew. When I walked past the blind ordering area, they were cutting the table they had for books. I immediately headed over there & asked what they were going to do with the scrap piece. I was told the garbage. When I asked if I could have it, they sent me to talk with the store manager. He said I could have it for a $1 (liability if they gave it to me).

After I got it home, I had to straighten up the cut (they cut with jigsaw). It measures 1 1/8" x 4' x 34.5". Its MDF with laminate. My first thought was an outfeed table for the table saw, which I desperately need. But I also really need a workbench though I think this is a little too small for that. If I make the outfeed table, I'd need to figure out a way to make the legs so they'd be sturdy and collapsable so I could put up for storage.

So, anybody have any good simple ways top make the legs collapsable?



Mark
 

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The folding part to me is the easy part. My concern is them being strong and sturdy when the table is up.
 

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jharris2 said:
That top is probably an 1 1/2" thick at the perimeter only..
The top is 1 1/8" for the entire size. It may get some use as a "second" bench when necessary, but it won't get a vise.

I am "in the process" of building a 30"x60" workbench that will have a 2.25" top. I bought these toys for it today. They are old and super beefy 10"x4" Craftsman vises. They have the stop for use with dogs and they have the gravity release for sliding out. I was just going to buy an 8" Shop Fox basic vise but I bought these cheaper than I could get the SF for.
 

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