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Outfeed Table top for Workmate

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Project by ChefHDAN posted 07-26-2015 03:48 PM 2040 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well another work mate turned up on CL and it was on my drive home so there was no gas cost, and voila there is now a 4th one in the shop. It’s a type 8 and I need to get some of the pivot parts replaced, moving table has a lot of slop. Having another one now led me to thinking about my out feed challenges, I’ve been using flip top stands for years & while the work, they fall a bit short for a lot of work. Since I’m in a 2 car garage with 1/2 a car of extra stuff I need things to be easily portable and “put-away-able” so I got to thinking about a sturdy out feed table I could clamp into a workmate. The driveway slopes which is why the 2×4 shims are in place, I considered angling the top but then it would not be useful an level surface.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it





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SuperCubber

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#1 posted 07-26-2015 05:30 PM

Nice work! Just two days ago I thought of using a Workmate as an outfeed table, but it is currently being borrowed. So I’ll have to wait a little bit. All of my stuff needs to be “put-away-able” as well.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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ChefHDAN

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#2 posted 07-26-2015 08:11 PM

Thanks Joe, just peeked at CL there are several around you for sale, even a cast aluminum H frame… you say you’ve only got 1 ???

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#3 posted 07-26-2015 08:20 PM

That’s some good thinking right there. I have one with a dangling leg that needs a replacement part or two. I guess I should get off my duff and order the part.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 07-26-2015 09:12 PM

I’ve used my (30 year old) Workmate for a table “addition” more than once. Comes in pretty dang handy when you need just a bit more room

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#5 posted 07-27-2015 11:00 PM



Thanks Joe, just peeked at CL there are several around you for sale, even a cast aluminum H frame… you say you ve only got 1 ???

- ChefHDAN

Ha, I guess that isn’t enough, huh?

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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