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Project by trevor7428 posted 12-25-2015 06:19 AM 3773 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is pretty much my second big project I’ve built and my first time working with hardwoods. Red Oak, to go with the oak plywood. I’m farely new in the woodworking world. Started about a year ago. Everything I’ve ever built before this, has always been plywood. Purchased from lowes/ homedepot.

When I figured out my next step into woodworking was to use hardwood. Of course I’m buying it at lowes and homedepot. Actually the first half of oak I used for this project was from there.

Then finally I found a local lumberyard that sells hardwood. Smooth on both faces but only 1 straight edge. (Which isn’t an issue at all, as long as you have a table saw. Its just crazy the price difference between the two. A piece of oak H.D. cost me $48. When I could've bought the same board lumber yard for $18.

I live in Las Vegas, NV. So far this is the only, non big box lumberyard (lowes/ H.D.)) that sells hardwood. (Also only 1 woodworking store In town. A small place called Woodworkers Emporium which is right down the street from petermans, the only lumberyard in town, that I know of.

Please if anyone from Vegas knows anywhere else to purchase hardwood or woodworking store. I’d be glad to hear it.

Anyways the second half of my outfeed table was all purchased from Petermans (that’s my hardwood lumberyard.

All in all, I really liked the way it turned out. There where a lot of firsts (jointery ive never done before) with the project. I’m really happy how it turned out.

I learned after the fact my grain on raised panel doors are going the wrong way. They should be up and down (vertical/ perpendicular) but mine are horizonal. I don’t think it looks that bad tho? Especially for my first ever raised panel doors. Does it to you?

I would appreciate your likes/ dislikes

Of course there is things I wish I would’ve done differently, but I’m still new in all this. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Oh ya, when I was about 90% finished I desided I wanted to add some t tracks on top, to use as a work service to clamp things down. Now I only wish I didn’t use plywood on top and used Formica/ laminate instead. Damn glue keeps sticking to my plywood top. Any advice to glue to easily wipe off would be a life savor!
I also added kreg automax clamp on the side with dog hole. Which functions exactly like a vise w/ dog holes.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion





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TDominy

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#1 posted 12-25-2015 01:19 PM

Thanks for posting. An out feed table has been on my to do list for some time and I have been looking at many different designs. I will be incorporating some of your design into mine.

Also you have a lot of skill for only one year at this addiction.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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bushmaster

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#2 posted 12-25-2015 02:14 PM

Nice, very nice, wish I had half that much room, |I most often use my table saw as a work bench.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 12-25-2015 02:21 PM

Very nicely done. An out feed table is on my to do list as well.

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WoodNSawdust

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#4 posted 12-25-2015 02:26 PM



So this is pretty much my second big project I ve built and my first time working with hardwoods. Red Oak, to go with the oak plywood. I m farely new in the woodworking world. Started about a year ago. Everything I ve ever built before this, has always been plywood. Purchased from lowes/ homedepot.

Nice looking project

When I figured out my next step into woodworking was to use hardwood. Of course I m buying it at lowes and homedepot. Actually the first half of oak I used for this project was from there.

Then finally I found a local lumberyard that sells hardwood. Smooth on both faces but only 1 straight edge. (Which isn t an issue at all, as long as you have a table saw. Its just crazy the price difference between the two. A piece of oak H.D. cost me $48. When I could ve bought the same board lumber yard for $18.


Welcome to the wonderful world of purchasing hardwood.

I live in Las Vegas, NV. So far this is the only, non big box lumberyard (lowes/ H.D.)) that sells hardwood. (Also only 1 woodworking store In town. A small place called Woodworkers Emporium which is right down the street from petermans, the only lumberyard in town, that I know of.

Please if anyone from Vegas knows anywhere else to purchase hardwood or woodworking store. I d be glad to hear it.


After a couple of Google searches I am amazed at what little I could find for Las Vegas. I would have assumed that a major city would have more. You could look to see if there are any local saw mills that would sell you wood. Try Woodmizer. If worst comes to worst you may have to rent a U-Hall and travel somewhere to buy wood. If you have the room buying in larger quantities will save you travel time and might be a lower price.

I learned after the fact my grain on raised panel doors are going the wrong way. They should be up and down (vertical/ perpendicular) but mine are horizonal. I don t think it looks that bad tho? Especially for my first ever raised panel doors. Does it to you?


They look fine for me. I might take exception if they were kitchen cabinets, but in the shop it looks fine.

Of course there is things I wish I would ve done differently, but I m still new in all this. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!


Each project is a learning experience. You will gain more confidence as you tackle more projects.

Damn glue keeps sticking to my plywood top. Any advice to glue to easily wipe off would be a life savor!

Did you apply a finish to the plywood? Try a poly and then wax.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 12-25-2015 04:50 PM

This table will be a nice addition to your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Chuck McIntyre

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#6 posted 12-25-2015 06:19 PM

Nicely done. The great part about building shop cabinets is all the practice you get and the learning experience. You will find it paying off in future projects. Keep up the good work.

Chuck

-- Wood is a gift from God that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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OldBoatMan

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#7 posted 12-25-2015 06:50 PM

Very nice, I get the slots that match the saw’s miter slots. But what are the other four features that appear to be slots?

Really like the doors.

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trevor7428

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#8 posted 12-25-2015 07:30 PM


So this is pretty much my second big project I ve built and my first time working with hardwoods. Red Oak, to go with the oak plywood. I m farely new in the woodworking world. Started about a year ago. Everything I ve ever built before this, has always been plywood. Purchased from lowes/ homedepot.

Nice looking project

When I figured out my next step into woodworking was to use hardwood. Of course I m buying it at lowes and homedepot. Actually the first half of oak I used for this project was from there.

Then finally I found a local lumberyard that sells hardwood. Smooth on both faces but only 1 straight edge. (Which isn t an issue at all, as long as you have a table saw. Its just crazy the price difference between the two. A piece of oak H.D. cost me $48. When I could ve bought the same board lumber yard for $18.

Welcome to the wonderful world of purchasing hardwood.

I live in Las Vegas, NV. So far this is the only, non big box lumberyard (lowes/ H.D.)) that sells hardwood. (Also only 1 woodworking store In town. A small place called Woodworkers Emporium which is right down the street from petermans, the only lumberyard in town, that I know of.

Please if anyone from Vegas knows anywhere else to purchase hardwood or woodworking store. I d be glad to hear it.

After a couple of Google searches I am amazed at what little I could find for Las Vegas. I would have assumed that a major city would have more. You could look to see if there are any local saw mills that would sell you wood. Try Woodmizer. If worst comes to worst you may have to rent a U-Hall and travel somewhere to buy wood. If you have the room buying in larger quantities will save you travel time and might be a lower price.

I learned after the fact my grain on raised panel doors are going the wrong way. They should be up and down (vertical/ perpendicular) but mine are horizonal. I don t think it looks that bad tho? Especially for my first ever raised panel doors. Does it to you?

They look fine for me. I might take exception if they were kitchen cabinets, but in the shop it looks fine.

Of course there is things I wish I would ve done differently, but I m still new in all this. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

Each project is a learning experience. You will gain more confidence as you tackle more projects.

Damn glue keeps sticking to my plywood top. Any advice to glue to easily wipe off would be a life savor!

Did you apply a finish to the plywood? Try a poly and then wax.

- WoodNSawdust

Thanks for reply. Ya I’ve looked, its crazy there’s only 1 place to by hardwood.

I like the way red oak looks, so no stain only a clear coat. W/ 3 coats, 220 sanding In between. I did put a wax on top, but its like a jell wax. Don’t no how good it is. Only thing I could find at H.D.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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trevor7428

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#9 posted 12-25-2015 07:31 PM



Very nice, I get the slots that match the saw s miter slots. But what are the other four features that appear to be slots?

Really like the doors.

- OldBoatMan

They are T tracks. I figured I could use them for hold down clamps if needed

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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David Taylor

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#10 posted 12-26-2015 01:37 AM

That’s a good job on your outfeed table – it looks great. I like that you incorporated t-track in the top, that will be useful.

As far as the grain direction on the raised panels, I know there is a preferred direction, but I like the look.

Good luck and keep going, you’re doing fine.

-- Learn Relentlessly

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OldGuysRule

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#11 posted 12-26-2015 01:44 AM

Very nice job! I kind of like the way the grain is running on those doors. The doors seem to be wider than they are tall so it kind of works.

Try Johnson’s Paste Wax on the top, a real heavy couple of coats may help! I’ve used Johnson’s followed up with S-100 spray detail wax and man does that make a slick surface. The S-100 is pricey but a little goes a long way. You can find it at the local Harley Dealership. It’s main use is for last minute touch ups on show bikes. I’ve used it on my TS and other tool tables for years. The can I have is left over from my days of spending more time polishing my bike then riding it. That’s all in the past but, that can is still at least half full after 20 years. Like I said “a little bit goes a long way”.

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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Humus Workshop

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#12 posted 12-26-2015 11:30 PM

Great table, very fine work. Do you have plans?

-- Think, make and share.

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trevor7428

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#13 posted 12-29-2015 12:21 PM



Great table, very fine work. Do you have plans?

- Humus Woodwork

Unfortunately no, I wish I did. Or had the skill with sketchup to make some.
But it still might be hard to do because the whole thing I kinda just made it up as I went

I based the frame from the link below and got the idea for t tracks on table top too. Other then the legs and frame. Mine is completely different. But I started making mine after I saw his.

Hope that helps

www.homeconstructionimprovement.com/outfeed-table-for-delta-unisaw/

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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trevor7428

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#14 posted 12-29-2015 12:23 PM



Very nice job! I kind of like the way the grain is running on those doors. The doors seem to be wider than they are tall so it kind of works.

Try Johnson s Paste Wax on the top, a real heavy couple of coats may help! I ve used Johnson s followed up with S-100 spray detail wax and man does that make a slick surface. The S-100 is pricey but a little goes a long way. You can find it at the local Harley Dealership. It s main use is for last minute touch ups on show bikes. I ve used it on my TS and other tool tables for years. The can I have is left over from my days of spending more time polishing my bike then riding it. That s all in the past but, that can is still at least half full after 20 years. Like I said “a little bit goes a long way”.

- OldGuysRule

Thanks, ill have to check that out. Thanks for the tip

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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trevor7428

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#15 posted 12-29-2015 12:26 PM



Thanks for posting. An out feed table has been on my to do list for some time and I have been looking at many different designs. I will be incorporating some of your design into mine.

Also you have a lot of skill for only one year at this addiction.

- TDominy

Thanks you I appreciate you saying that. If you do happen to make one, I would love to see end result. Like I tell a buddy of mine. Look what I built, learn from my mistakes and make one better lol

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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