Monday, December 21, 2009
Building Torsion Boxes
For the last 20+ years or so I have had this huge assembly table I seem to always be running in to! It's been good but since size is limited in my shop I had to revise my lay-out. I used to be able to leave it down and park my truck on top of it but garages and vehicles have changed. It's supported by 2 of the old style, Black & Decker Workmates. Recently Fine Woodworking magazine had a feature about using 2 sawhorses and two narrow torsion boxes for your assembly table and even your work bench. Another thing is that Larry Yule from A.G. Yule and Sons Woodworking here in Las Vegas gave a demonstration at our Sin City Woodworkers meeting and showed how to make torsion boxes. These things prompted me to make some changes in my shop.