Outfeed Jig

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Project by ryno101 posted 1667 days ago 1958 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not really all that involved, I think it took me all of maybe 10 minutes to put this together, but thought it might be useful for others…

I’m reorganizing my shop, and the only logical place for the router table was on the outfeed side of my table saw. I didn’t want to have to raise the table itself up to the right height for an outfeed table, but I also didn’t want to go without outfeed support.

Turns out that a 3/4” piece of MDF with the dowel you see (salvaged from an old baby crib… never EVER throw away wood, my friends!) was the perfect height. Just needed to make some mortises in some scrap poplar for the pre-cut tenons, glue and screw them to the MDF, drill a couple of holes for the knobs and t-slot bolts, and we’re done.

It’s (obviously) adjustable forward and back, and side to side sitting in the t-slot at the top of my router table fence, and the top of the dowel is just about 1/8” lower than the top of the table saw. The holes are just slightly over sized, so the dowel spins freely. Nice!

-- Ryno

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#1 posted 1667 days ago

Great idea Ryno. I can see baby crib sales increasing soon (or maybe lathes).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 1667 days ago

Excellent idea. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#3 posted 1667 days ago

nice, great idea. is the dowell even with the top of the router table?or a little above.

-- Michael . USN ( Ret ) Batesville,AR

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#4 posted 1667 days ago

Great solution, I was thinking of something similar but ridiculously more complicated for myself. Fortunately I didn’t build it, as you’ve given me an idea. Thanks!

By the way, I can’t imagine sharing my shop space with the washer/dryer. And by that I mean I can’t imagine my wife letting me! So I conclude that you must either have a great relationship or those are really CNC machines that just look like a popular brand of washer/dryer.

-- Chris

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#5 posted 1667 days ago

Thanks for all the comments…

Chris, Nope, not CNC machines… All I have to say is “Good Dust Collection”

-- Ryno

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#6 posted 1667 days ago

I’ll bet your clothes get so dusty that your wife makes you wash and dry them in the shop before she lets you back in the house.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#7 posted 1667 days ago

well done good idea.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1666 days ago

Great idea!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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