|Project by DHS||posted 02-06-2017 05:06 AM||2957 views||22 times favorited||18 comments|
My shop was in serious need of reorganization. Tools and jigs were stored all over shop, I needed extra storage and shop space, and after several years of abuse my out-feed table was no longer flat. This outfeed table + cabinet solved those issues. Space is at a premium in my shop and the outfield table has a large footprint so I built the table to serve multiple functions to make the best use of the space. The outfeed tabletop is a torsion box. It is 48 inches from the front edge of the tablesaw blade to the edge of the table so that a 4’x8’ sheet of plywood remains flat until I push it past the blade. For longer or wider work pieces, I installed drawers with rollers. Since I began building french tapered rolling pins (see here), I needed another use for my wife’s old pins; they made terrific outfeed rollers.
The cabinet on the left (when facing the front of the tablesaw) holds all of my tablesaw accessories. Large table saw jigs are stored in an open cabinet at the end of the table next to a cabinet full of sand paper, glues, and finishes. A cabinet on the the opposite side of the outfeed table near the router table holds router table accessories. My spare routers are stored in adjacent shelves. I took advantage of the space between the sheets sandwiching the torsion box by adding the table extensions, wired outlets, and a downdraft table connected to my dust collection system.
So, my shop still needs a little more organization. But at least now I know where my tablesaw and router wrenches are located. Assuming I put them away the last time I used them…
-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA