Looking at this, you can see I have a little too much time on my hands. But I guess good things can come from having no work… You get to make jigs and the like!
This “side project” started after I received about 8 tabletops (it was 15 halfs) from a local stain mfg that recently went out of business. The tops were all damaged in shipment here to the states, they got them to test their products on. Well, now they don’t need them and I scored!
I ripped, planed and laminated into a board that is aprox 10” X 42” X 1&1/2”
Then I did the same and made post size pieces. 3” X 42” X 2&1/2”
I took three of the “posts” and milled a tongue and groove into them to create a huge “drawer slide”.
Then came mounting it to the saw. I had to weld two tabs to the edge of the table saw because the “drawer slide” needed to sit 1&1/2” lower so the sliding table would be flush with the table saw top
After mounting and measuring for the legs, this is what I got! What do ya think?
After waxing the tongue and groove, this baby slides like it’s on bearings. I can pull it around 40” in front of the blade with no deflection. Now, I just need to make a fence for it and square it up. fine tune it so there is no side play and I’m good to go.
-- Childress Woodworks