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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 1868 days ago 8464 views 45 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This thing isn’t going to win any beauty contests, but it sure does work like a charm.

I’ve been wanting an outfeed table, but the tiny size of my shop made a folding version the only option. I think the photos are pretty much self-explanatory as to how it was constructed. I’ll be glad to answer any questions for anyone who might be interested in making their own version.

The last photo is a quick-and-dirty strip cutting jig I threw together today after seeing one on TV. The plywood base has a strip to fit in the saw’s miter slot, and the walnut piece is clamped down as close to the blade as you want the thickness of the strips to be. You then set the fence so that the workpiece just touches the tip of the jig, and you can cut identical strips to the left of the blade by repeatedly moving the fence over until the tip makes contact.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"





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degoose

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#1 posted 1868 days ago

Not as pretty as your usual work but it looks like a winner just the same..nicely done mate.
The strip cutter if much safer than cutting against the fence,.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1868 days ago

Looks like a good design Charlie. Maybe you could get some bubinga from Kent or Purple heart from Larry as an accent.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1868 days ago

I forgot to post this one showing how the legs are attached with folding hardware.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1868 days ago

Cool were do yo get those brackets Charlie?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1868 days ago

Jim, I got them at Woodworkers Supply.

http://www.woodworker.com/

They lock in both the folded and extended position. They have a little play in them, but fine for this purpose.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1868 days ago

Thanks Charlie

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Occie gilliam

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#7 posted 1868 days ago

Hi Charlie, i like it, i have the same saw

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1868 days ago

Nice work, Charlie.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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newTim

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#9 posted 1868 days ago

A thing that works is a thing of beauty. And you can quote me on that.

-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com

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DonFaulk0517

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#10 posted 1868 days ago

Very creative… looks like a job well done! I have an outfeed table on my saw, but use a pipe into a thread pipe flange connected to the underside of the outfeed table (I have to unscrew it each time I take the table down and its held in place by spring clips on the underside of the table). I think I’ll replace it with your legs/hinges. What was the part number of the hinge and what size leg?

Thanks!

-- DonFaulk0517@gmail.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 1868 days ago

Hi Charlie;

Due to my other business, I just can’t make myself say I like it. LOL

Nice work though.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 1868 days ago

Here is the link directly to the leg hinges. They fit 1 1/2” legs.

http://www.woodworker.com/cgi-bin/fullpres.exe?PARTNUM=937-418&search=Folding%20Table%20Hardware&smode=&showsingle=

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 1868 days ago

Lee, I don’t think you’ll lose any business over this post. LOL!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cabinetmaster

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#14 posted 1868 days ago

Great job Charlie. Looks very functional and I have to agree. Lee won’t lose any business over this post…..........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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PurpLev

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#15 posted 1868 days ago

Charlie – is the car’s hood level with the outfeed table for extra long boards? gotta be careful with the windsheild though – I heard that glass is prone to breakage.

looks bery beefy outfeed table – I like how you extended the hinge away from the table to address the hanging motor in the back – most people seem to be fighting this one over.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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