Table Saw Outfeed and Blade Storage #1: Concept and Casework, Shelves

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Blog entry by jusfine posted 10-19-2010 05:40 AM 15035 reads 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Table Saw Outfeed and Blade Storage series Part 2: Taking way to long to complete this simple project... »

I saw this in an older Fine Woodworking issue (#202) and was compelled to finish my outfeed table for my Unisaw.

Mine needs to be built a little different as I have the sliding table to the left of my saw, and the left extension wing is removed. My storage below the table will really only have only one usable side and end. I designed it to be 90 degrees from the photo, two drawers at the bottom, table saw blade storage, and an open spot for my dado blade kits on the higher level.

I started out with the only 3/4” baltic birch I had on hand being a little warped and that has caused all kinds of issues.

Decided to update the storage system for my table saw blades as well, not fond of the idea of damaging the teeth if one slipped out of my hand (as in the photo above). I found a number of concepts, combined them and hope mine turns out well.

Now have the cabinet built (working on straightening middle shelf now) and working on the 1/2” pieces for the blade storage.

I attempted to build this unit without mechanical fasteners (using only glue and the Festool Domino system), but with the warped plywood, ended up putting in one screw and a few brads to tighten the joints up.

Trying to pressure the center shelf and bottom of the case to bend a bit with clamps and cauls…not having much luck.

I built the case 42” long x 27 1/2” wide.

A 4” base includes the adjustable feet.
The case is almost 29 1/4” tall, and adding the laminated piece for the top, it comes close to 34” (height of the top of the Unisaw).

The shelves are ganged together to sand out irregularities in the bandsaw cuts.

The 1/2” shelves are sanded now and next I will rout the front edge and access hole, then add the spacers / slides.

Part 2.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 03:35 PM

Nice start!

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 08:31 PM

Nice start and the final project looks beautiful

Good luck for the future

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 01:24 AM

Very cool. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 07:05 PM

I agree with CiscoKid I can’t wait to see the finished product

I want to make one for my table saw and my semi router table

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 02:21 AM

That is very cool if you have the space! Nice way to go…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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