Tablesaw Improvements #5: Mini Outfeed Table

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 06-23-2008 05:43 PM 1402 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just when you (and I) thought I was done with my tablesaw improvements…

I noticed during some demo/construction at work, they were tossing out some perfectly fine laminated ply shelving. I also have been feeling the desire for some more outfeed room. I have a really small shop, so I couldn’t do a big huge extension table, even if I could do a big fold-down type, it just seemed like a waste, as I mostly work smaller, and I don’t do a lot of big ply breakdowns. (and when I do, I tend to use my TS55 in the driveway, because I have a small shop in a low ceiling basement, down a flight of stairs.)

I got a half dozen 6-8 foot pieces, about 12 inches wide.

So I trimmed a smaller piece off, put some dadoes and a cut into it..

Created some blocks to mount it to the rails (after drilling a few holes)

Nothing there to attach any supports to though…

Where’s that 1/4” drill bit.

There we go!

A few pieces of scrap later..

And I’ve got myself some outfeed room!

fin. (I mean it this time.)
(or do I?)

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John Gray

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#1 posted 06-23-2008 07:08 PM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 06-23-2008 07:48 PM

This looks like a great addition to the tablesaw and you have a nice, clean install.

I look forward to hearing what you think of the MasterSlide, I had thought about getting one of these myself.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 06-24-2008 02:43 AM

Great looking extension – looks very usable and just the right size for a small shop. (Which mine is too, so you’ve totally inspired me!)

-- Nils Davis, Menlo Park, CA

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#4 posted 06-24-2008 05:09 AM

Very Nice!!

Looks like it will work super.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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