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Thought I'd pass this along in case anyone occasionally needs an extra studio "table".  I love it when something really works out  :D

 

I was visiting a friend who refurbishes old cars and he had a stand he was using outside to put fenders, doors, etc. on to work on them.  I immediately think "that would be great in my studio"!  So I bought one and I'll have to say, it has become my new favorite piece of equipment in the studio.

 

It holds up to 200 lbs, but is lightweight and can easily be moved from place to place.  Remember TV trays?  Works like that……I place two pieces of sheetrock on it for the 'table top' and it's good to go.  Whether I'm creating or glazing, I place it nearby for a surface to place pieces on.  When I don't need it, it easily folds up and is out of the way.  And, it's inexpensive!  I caught it on sale for $19.99 and had a 20% off coupon!

 

I've also used it for spray painting …… then I put an old piece of plywood on top…..doesn't matter if it gets paint on it.

 

It's from Harbor Freight and is called a "Portable Work Stand".  The picture shows it as I was using it to put pieces I've glazed on…..waiting to be finished with majolica decoration.

 

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My 2 Harbor Freight's are so handy. I like that the chain lets me fine tune the height. I even put a skirt on one for a sales table at a fair and it makes a great impromptu bar :) 2 of them support a 4'x8' sheet at your favorite work height and they fold up to almost nothing for storage.

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I have this one from home depot regular price $30. Someone in a CAD article suggested it. It's meant to be an outfeed support so the top isn't that big but it's perfect for putting the banding wheel on it...I like mine at eye height when I'm carving. Max vertical adjustment is 47in. I think I'll have to get one of the HF ones for other stuff.

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Flip-Top-Portable-Work-Support-AC9934/100618242

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My 2 Harbor Freight's are so handy. I like that the chain lets me fine tune the height. I even put a skirt on one for a sales table at a fair and it makes a great impromptu bar :) 2 of them support a 4'x8' sheet at your favorite work height and they fold up to almost nothing for storage.

One of the things I like about it is the leg configuration…..for instance, when I'm in glazing mode and not using my wheel, this can fit over my wheel and doesn't take up any more floor space in my studio.  

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Ive have two big slabs of wood I use for wedging or extra table space and use various stools as legs. Space is tight, and I need the stools either way. It's about 8 feet of instant counter space though, and I just lean the planks between my stools and shelving when I don't need them.

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