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Outfeed/Assembly Table

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Project by Sacadelic posted 09-25-2009 03:46 AM 3662 views 19 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started off with a design that I made in Google SketchUp. Really a handy program. If you want to use it you can go to http://www.sketchupforwoodworkers.com/. Here this guy gives you a run down on the basics. It is all the training that I have gotten and I was able to make this. I know that I am notorious for posting unfinished projects. That is just because I get so excited. I REALLY LOVE PLAYING WITH WOOD!!!!!! I fortunately have a lot of time to do it as well. But this time it is finished.. I think. I took my inspiration for this table from The Wood Whisper. I used the same general construction technique, just modified the design a bit. In his, he used plywood, I used solid red oak. He used plywood for the top, I used MDF. I was thinking about using 1/2” MDF and 1/4” hardboard, but settled on 3/4” MDF. I think that I should have gone the other way, but such is life. As some of you or most of you know by now, I am in a wheelchair. I could not justify having a table this big, in my shop, and me not being able to use it. So I designed it to have a place where I can roll under it. This has now become my outfeed/assembly table. I did have the intention of having a separate assembly table but after building this monster, I don’t think that I am going to have the space. But I think that this is going to be OK. I will also be able to use it as the out feed for my planer. Just need to make a slight modification to my planer setup. I milled down some more lumber to use as trim for it. It worked out pretty nice. Just took a a really long time. I treated the table with a coat of Tung Oil. It is kind of my default finish for shop furniture. I kinda want everything to match so I cant switch now. The top I finished with two coats of thinned clear satin poly. I then put two coats of unthinned poly on it. Boy, that MDF really sucks up the finish. Here is the finished product. I also went to the BORG and picked up a power strip and mounted it across the front. I am really going to enjoy that. I HATE EXTENSION CORDS!!!!! Enjoy!!

Sac

-- Sac





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Bud

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#1 posted 09-25-2009 06:12 AM

That’s legit man, I like it.

-- http://www.schoolisfortools.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 09-25-2009 06:21 AM

Looks great Sac. There is no reason that shop tables, etc. can’t look like nice furniture and you accomplished that. Congrats.

-- Todos los dias aprendemos algo nuevo.

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 12:38 PM

Great table and shop! Good work!

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#4 posted 09-25-2009 01:11 PM

Dear Sac
You are inspiring. I really admirer you. You don’t let your being in a wheelchair keep you from doing this great hobby. I need to build a table for my saw, this one looks great Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#5 posted 09-25-2009 03:08 PM

thats a great looking table.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#6 posted 09-26-2009 08:43 AM

It’s kind of funny; I scan over the projects, some really beautifull pieces of furniture, real works of art and craftmanship, and zero in on a shop table. That big, flat surface; the huge shelves on each end, a boatload of outlets, and even room to roll something underneath (or Sac, as it turns out.) I guess this table must be a real work of art as well, or it wouldn’t have caught my attention so.

I’m lusting after shop furniture! Is there any hope for me??

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#7 posted 09-26-2009 04:57 PM

Nice outfeed table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 09-27-2009 04:02 AM

Very nice project. I will be building an outfeed table soon and got some good ideas from your project.

-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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#9 posted 09-27-2009 04:52 AM

Cool table…looks way too good to use as an outfeed…lol….I wish my outfeed was as nice as that one…Are you planning on putting some bench dogs and a wood vise? That would really add to the utility….either way though that is one great job!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#10 posted 10-09-2009 02:59 AM

You have a great shop. I know that alot of great projects are going to be coming out of there. Give me a shout sometime. Ed. E.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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Sacadelic

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#11 posted 10-09-2009 11:12 PM

“Where do your sled runners or miter gauge bars go when they go past the saw table?”

I haven’t put and sled runners in yet. I have yet to build a crosscutting sled and the few times that I have had to use my miter gauge I just moved the table back an inch or two. I will get around to it sometime.

Sac

-- Sac

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#12 posted 03-08-2010 09:16 PM

Great outfeed table… that thing is massive!!! wish I had a shop big enough for that one…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 10-17-2012 02:01 AM

Holy smokes! That is amazing!! Nice work. That puts my newly built outfeed table to shame. Once again, nice work.

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