I got a Ridgid 3550 table saw a few years ago off Craig’s List.I like the saw, but I’ve wanted to do an outfeed table.Since the saw is on rollers I couldn’t go with anything too big.Also the saw is shoe-horned into it’s storage spot in the garage, so size was a consideration. And I wanted the fold-down to cover the motor to stop me from snagging on things rolling it in and out of the shop. I also wanted to use just materials I already had on hand (read scraps and cu...
This Week I show you how to make a folding out feed table for your table saw. This design was based after an article and plan found in a 2009 issue of Woodworker’s Journal Magazine. Originally the plan was designed for a Cabinet saw with a Biesemeyer Fence System, so I had to make some slight modifications for my Porter Cable Saw. In this 3 part video series I show you a step by step on building this project as well as talk about the modifications I had to make. The Article and plans ca...
I finally got around to finishing an outfeed table for my Ridgid R4511 table saw. This is the first time I’ve had a dedicated outfeed table (or a table saw with a fence extension either) so it was really nice to use it for cutting sheets of plywood. I basically stole the idea from this guy: http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29941 And he basically stole it from here: http://sawsndust.com/p-outfeed.htm But this is what mine turned out like:. . ...
I am really happy with the way things have come together on my latest project, The table saw island. Today I got the torsion box structure in place. After taking these pictures I cut the top of the torsion box, but it needs to be trimmed some more to fit right. I made an attempt to cut it out and put it in place but ran out of time for tonight, left there at 8:45 and it’s a 45min drive home. In one of the pictures you will see what I came up with for the dust collection to the saw. If...
Now it was time to attach the shelves and sub top. I set up another hillbilly out feed table similar to the other one so I didn’t bother photographing the sheet ripping and cross cutting process. I had to cross cut the sheet with a circular saw and a straightedge but it came out perfect…well actually I was 1/16” too long so I hit it with my router and a flush cut bit and a starightedege..and then it was perfect!.. And the shelves were perfect right off the saw..I ...
So, now it’s time to put some parts together. I started with the leg assembly’s first. I decided to use 3-#20 biscuits, glue and screws. I thought about pocket screws, but I think for the legs the biscuits, glue and screws will be the strongest. I referenced all my slot cuts from the fence..this is important..either use the fence or the base, but don’t use both or you may have some alignment problems, depending on how your biscuit joiner is set up… Pretty straig...
It’s one of those questions..like if a tree falls in the woods, and theres nobody there to hear you saw it up into boards, does it make a sound? So, I guess I will have to figure out a way to safely rip these sheets down solo…. something inspired…something eloquent, something…ah, hell wheres the saw horses and the plastic banquet table! I kid you not here it is in all it’s git ‘er done glory.. I screwed some 2×4 blocks to the saw horses then use...
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