It Ain't Fine Furniture But....

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Project by Scott Bryan posted 05-16-2009 07:23 PM 6075 views 17 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the addition of the saw to my shop I needed to add on some version of an outfeed table. Paul posted an outfeed table that looked like it would work in my situation. We both used this source as a starting point for the table. With my version I built it as two separate torsion boxes. The top layer of both boxes is mdf with covered with laminate. The torsion boxes were trimmed with cherry and I used 8/4 maple for the legs. The legs are attached to the fold down outfeed table with these brackets.

The fold down portion of the table does have to sit on the shop floor in order to (1) be long enough to support a full sheet of plywood and (2) to clear the dust collector when it is not needed. However, I must add a confession here. In constructing the fold down portion I forgot to take into account the width added by the cherry banding so it is actually 1.5 inches wider than planned but this “mistake” does enable the table to clear the dust collection hose. As I have of said there are no mistakes in woodworking- only opportunities to add more details.

Thanks for looking. As always, any and all comments are appreciated.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#1 posted 05-16-2009 07:39 PM

I like it, Scott!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-16-2009 07:40 PM

Nice looking table saw, Scott.

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#3 posted 05-16-2009 07:49 PM

Very ingenius mistake…....I mean design. You can leave the large portion down to cut small and medium size pieces save space but the large extension is readily avalible to cut long pieces or sheet goods.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#4 posted 05-16-2009 07:50 PM

Good looking tables.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 05-16-2009 08:03 PM

A great addition to black beauty, well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-16-2009 08:11 PM

Looks like fine furniture to me…. nice job…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#7 posted 05-16-2009 08:12 PM

Very useful addition.

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#8 posted 05-16-2009 08:51 PM

Nice job on the table!

You got waaaaaaaaay better toys then me !

Boy if I lived next door to you, you’d never get rid of me! lol

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#9 posted 05-16-2009 09:49 PM

Cool, I may have to steal the idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 05-16-2009 10:59 PM

Beautiful and well done. I may have to “borrow” you design.

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#11 posted 05-16-2009 11:09 PM

Should be very functional and it looks great. The torsion box design should keep it true for many years nicely done

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#12 posted 05-16-2009 11:13 PM

Great design, I like the way it folds down but is securely attached to the table saw mobile base, and it looks nice! I have to admit..I have serious table saw envy when I look at your saw! Isn’t that the 11th commandment “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors table saw”?


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#13 posted 05-17-2009 01:27 AM

David, there is no need to covet Sawstop is practically giving them away right now. :)

Thanks for all the comments. I really appreciate them.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#14 posted 05-17-2009 02:13 AM

Very nice I will have to add it to my favorites.

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#15 posted 05-17-2009 04:19 AM

Well done. Looks like a nice piece of furniture!

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