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Project by WistysWoodWorkingWonders posted 01-22-2010 08:49 AM 21119 views 139 times favorited 63 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keeping with the theme of my shop cabinets, I used fir for the frames and hardwood for the panels.
The last piece drops down and out of the way so I can increase the floor space in my shop when not in use. It is mounted to the main cabinet with some old door hinges and has a brace that swings into place to hold it up while I put the 2×3 in place for added strength. When not in use, the 2×3 is held in place with rare earth magnets so it is always close by (see pic 4) The top is built the same as all my counter tops in the shop with a brown laminate surface and hardwood edging.
The cabinet is attached to my cabinet saw as seen in pic 5 so I can undo 2 knobs and pull the cabinet away. It is also on leveler feet that I picked up through Lee Valley Tools which allowed me to dial in the table height perfectly.
There is a small amount of storage in the main table allowing me to store jigs, extra blades, and some spare wood. Miter gauge slots were routed into the main table to allow me to use my miter gauge on the saw. This took a bit of planning during the building stages of the table top in order to have fir hardwood showing through in the routed areas.
All in all, it turned out great.. Looks great and has added a degree of safety I didn’t have in my shop (hate using rollers at the back end of the saw as they always seem to get knocked over)
Hope you all enjoy the pics.

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





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woodworm

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#1 posted 01-22-2010 09:14 AM

This is super Table Saw Extension Table wisely designed & built.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Kerux

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#2 posted 01-22-2010 10:08 AM

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#3 posted 01-22-2010 10:56 AM

thats awesome!, i wish i had the room to do the same!

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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Jeison

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#4 posted 01-22-2010 10:59 AM

oooooooooooooo!
aaaaaaaaahhhhhh!
ooooooohhhhhhh!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 01-22-2010 12:30 PM

The one major thing worng or that I don’t like about this project is, “its not in my shop!!!!!!!!” LOL Very well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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bigike

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#6 posted 01-22-2010 12:55 PM

saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet very good job, did u have plans to make this or it’s just something u came up with?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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hunter71

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#7 posted 01-22-2010 01:56 PM

Thanks for posting this today. I am actually building an out feed extension for my Unisaw today.
Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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woodchic

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#8 posted 01-22-2010 01:58 PM

Very nice…..........you did a great job with this!

AKA…..........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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ChrisN

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#9 posted 01-22-2010 02:14 PM

Very well done!!! Wanna make me one? ;-)

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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tomfromwinnipeg

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#10 posted 01-22-2010 02:25 PM

Great job, i plan on copying your idea.

-- Tom From Winnipeg

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 01-22-2010 02:33 PM

This is a nice addition to your saw that markedly improves its functionality. It provides both support and storage. I just wish I had room for something like this in my shop.

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

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Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 01-22-2010 02:42 PM

Wow, wish I had the room for this rig. Well done, looks great!.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 01-22-2010 03:01 PM

Very, Very NICE! I like the corner knocked off the left side. I keep walking into the dang thang and I have a permanent bruise on my thigh. Sooooo, I think I’ll make one like yours!

Great Ideas!

-- Les, Arkansas, www.woodthatrocks.com

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RexMcKinnon

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#14 posted 01-22-2010 04:35 PM

Wow that some serious additions. I understand what you mean by the added safety. Even a 4×8 sheet won’t fall of the end of that outfeed.

I assume that you don’t do little boxes and candle holders primarely. That would be overkill. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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JimDaddyO

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#15 posted 01-22-2010 05:00 PM

Very nice project. Thanks for sharing.

-- I still have all my fingers

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