I haven’t found much on required table space for the Journeyman X50.
I’m trying to decide if I can make use of this bench that I have or need to build new. This is very sturdy and rigid. Just the frame weighs over 250 pounds (two people can not pick it up) and is made from 1/8" x 2-1/2" steel angle all welded together. I covered the top with 3/4" ply and had my benchtop mortiser and a big dovetail jig mounted on it. Both of those are gone now and I’d like to use this but the problem I see is the depth is only 29 inches. It’s 75 inches wide so I think I have more than enough room there but for the Journeyman X50 I believe I need a minimum of 50 inches in depth is that correct? If I use this there will be about 11.5 inches of overhang on the front and the back. So need to look into how to build the top so that it will have the rigidity needed.
This bench is only 33 inches high so I was thinking of building a torsion box top 3 x 52 x 75. That would bring the work surface up to 36 inches and give me lots of room on the sides. Eventually I want to have an enclosure so I want to allow for that. Do I need more than 52 inches front to back?
I would prefer to make this work rather than start from scratch.