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New Home Workshop #8: New Outfeed Table for the Unisaw - Well Sort Of

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Blog entry by builtinbkyn posted 01-13-2018 04:34 AM 4056 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was going to build a new table from scratch, but then figured I could just put a new skin on the existing one and have it match the Delta extension. So yesterday and today I went about doing just that to the outfeed table I made two plus years ago. It was getting tired looking and since this is a spiffy new shop, I figured the Unisaw should look spiffy too.

Yesterday I picked up everything, well almost everything I thought I would need. Unfortunately things don’t always work out as planned, including going to Fastenal to get 3/8×24 flat head screws and them telling you they would have to order them. If that wasn’t enough of a bummer, getting to the Fastenal was a crazy trip. Up, down and all around Pittsburgh, which ended up burning quite a lot of the day. The up and down and all around is sort of what I like about this area, including the old industrial and railroad buildings that dot the landscape. Passing through some places makes one feel as if they entered a portal to the 1930s. Very cool.

Today I went about making this happen. Here’s the “almost new” outfeed table looking spiffy – for the time being – and some of the process.

Yesterday I received plans from Oneida for the ducts I’ll need for the new collector. It doesn’t appear I’ll be able to run them above the drop ceiling as there’s just too much up there already. So no one over 6’-4” is allowed in the shop lol

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)



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NormG

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#1 posted 01-13-2018 06:33 AM

Great job, congrats

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Jerry

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#2 posted 01-13-2018 08:29 AM

Dang, you shop is nicer than my kitchen…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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EarlS

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#3 posted 01-13-2018 12:21 PM

I agree with Jerry on your shop AND your outfeed table. Very nicework.

BTW – what are the blue strips where the miter slot would go? Are they inset miter slots or something else?

Also – did you run your aluminum angle through the saw? If so, what blade did you use?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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builtinbkyn

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#4 posted 01-13-2018 01:33 PM

Thanks Norm, Jerry and Earl. Having fun setting up the shop. Hopefully it’ll be more fun to actually be using it lol Glad I made all the shop fixtures the first time around.

Earl, the blue in the miter slots is nothing but blue tape. I taped them to protect them from my sloppy handiwork with the contact cement. Looks like the blue on the Delta so I’ll leave it until they disintegrate on their own ;) Yes I cut the angle on the saw. I have a stack of old blades. The one I used was the thinnest with a negative hook and 60T. I think it was the blade that came on a Kobalt miter saw I have. Nothing special. Just have to take small bites and go slow. I think I made four passes.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 01-13-2018 04:59 PM

Nice looking shop and table saw. What Dust collector did you get?

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#6 posted 01-13-2018 05:27 PM

Super nice. I envy how much room you have in your shop.

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builtinbkyn

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#7 posted 01-13-2018 06:27 PM



Nice looking shop and table saw. What Dust collector did you get?

- Redoak49


Thanks. A 3hp Oneida Gorilla Pro with smart boost.


Super nice. I envy how much room you have in your shop.

- BurlyBob

Thanks Bob. I’m sure it will be nice to have the extra space once I get into a project. But knowing me, I’ll find a way to fill it up with junk ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#8 posted 01-14-2018 11:37 AM

Very nice job Bill !

How are you likng the front wheel drive unisaw ? any complaints ?

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builtinbkyn

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#9 posted 01-14-2018 02:30 PM



Very nice job Bill !

How are you likng the front wheel drive unisaw ? any complaints ?

- cabmaker


Thanks. I really like the saw. I like the controls at the front and more so since installing a Wixey, which would require even more of a reach under the table to tilt the arbor, since the Wixey projects out and down from the fence rail. I also like the front release for the riving knife and the large throat opening for the room it provides to make blade changes. One thing I did discover is the milling of the top could be better. I haven’t used a dial indicator to verify this, but I think the miter slots are not consistent in depth and they still show milling marks. This could have been done better. But overall, I really like the saw. It has plenty of power and the top is larger than most in this class. It’s also as heavy as most industrial cabinet saws at 625lbs.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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EarlS

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#10 posted 01-14-2018 02:44 PM

That saw is a thing of beauty. Mine certainly doesn’t have that retro industrial chic look.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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steliart

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#11 posted 01-14-2018 03:36 PM

My God what a shop you are building buddy !!!
And the table saw out-feed table looks fantastic too !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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bearkatwood

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#12 posted 01-14-2018 05:10 PM

That turned out so nice.

-- Brian Noel

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#13 posted 03-06-2018 03:59 PM

Büyük, düzenli, çok beğendim. tebrikler.

-- Arif Dalkıran, Marmara sea, Buyukada, Istanbul, Turkiye, https://arifdalkiran.com/

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builtinbkyn

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#14 posted 03-06-2018 04:10 PM



Büyük, düzenli, çok beğendim. tebrikler.

- adali


teşekkür ederim! ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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