|Project by Cruiszr||posted 05-04-2014 02:00 AM||4302 views||25 times favorited||12 comments|
I thought I would share my new TS out feed table that I have been working on to replace what I have been using up until now. The old table took up valuable space in my small shop. It was something I through together until I could come up with a better design. Here is what I was using before:
Most of the out feed tables I have seen on LJ has been for TS’s with the enclosed motors so wasn’t much help with what I needed. I did find a couple of designs on You Tube which was helpful in getting started. Here are the photos I took along the build process.
After building the frame to cover the motor it was determine that the frame needed to be shimmed 1/8” to get the 3/4” plywood top at the right height to the TS.
Dry fit the table top made from a 4×8 sheet of white wood.
The folding part of the out feed table was then frame and test fitted to TS.
A 48” piano hinge was used to attached the two frames together .
The fold up legs became a real challenge, because there was not enough space for a 30” leg with the extension top only being 20” deep. It required that I redesign the fold down frame to allow the legs to fold the width of the table. and to have adjustable height.
The legs needed to fold out of the way when the extension table was down.
The fold up legs are 3/4” plywood for supporting the extension table which was not intended to be used as an assemble or work table. If additional support is needed 2×4 legs are clamped for the added strength. Primary design use is an out feed table.
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