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Basic Outfeed/Assembly Table - re-purposed materials

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Project by Lalen posted 01-31-2018 12:51 PM 2179 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first proper out-feed and assembly table. This is the shell and I am calling it finished because I plan to build separate modular shelving/drawer units to insert later. Sized to fit the width of my table saw at 57” and depth is
38”

The construction method and style was loosely borrowed from Doug Around Home DIY video. He did a much cleaner and better job.

I wanted to use as much materials on hand as possible so I used some 2×4s that were pretty rough I had pulled out of a shelving unit. I also still had some plywood underlayment from the flooring job in my new house. The only thing I had to buy was masonite and glued it to the underlayment for a clean smooth top.

First time using my jointer and planer to really clean and square up re-purposed wood. very satisfying.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 01-31-2018 02:50 PM

Very nice and oh so convenient.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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fivecodys

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#2 posted 01-31-2018 08:57 PM

Nice job!
I like using recycled materials as well.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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AlmostRetired

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#3 posted 02-01-2018 10:27 AM

Great looking table. Looks like lots of room underneath for storage too.

Roger

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Lalen

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#4 posted 02-01-2018 02:17 PM



Nice job!
I like using recycled materials as well.

- fivecodys

thanks.. storing the materials is a pain until you need them but I like free!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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Lalen

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#5 posted 02-01-2018 02:20 PM



Very nice and oh so convenient.
Well done.

- ohwoodeye


Great looking table. Looks like lots of room underneath for storage too.

Thanks guys… lots of space underneath so working on how best to use it… shelves? drawers? how big?... etc.. decisions decisions.

Roger

- AlmostRetired


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#6 posted 02-02-2018 05:01 AM

Awesome job. Re-purposed is always a good thing.

Just a thought for you, before you build it up think more about just shelves. 1 small drawer will fit most of the small items we use with our table saw, BUT as sure as you make a drawer you will find the need for something just bigger than the drawer. Using a Rubbermaid container you can add more, and set them on a shelf, or what have you. You will build a better blade box, than any drawer could provide. The things you will remove from your TS are the miter gauge, sled, maybe an angle sled, fence surrounds some with tall fences, Tenon jig, rip sled for angled cuts. My point is many of the items found around TS’s are kinda large, and just laying them on a shelf is a lot easier, and less frustrating than trying to figure out what size drawer to build. If finished looks are important you can always put doors on it, and make them as fancy as you like.

? Does it have wheels? Looks maybe just lifted up, so I wasn’t sure, could be elevator bolts, which will get sloppy, multiplied by the number of times you drag it out of the way. If you haven’t put it on wheels here are 2 designs to have it solidly on it’s feet, yet quickly go to rolling around, there are a lot of ideas for this, Google making a workbench mobile. If you are already rolling maybe it can help a reader. Rolling is very helpful when you need to move the table if your DC clogs, you decide it’s time to clean out the hoard of spiders living under there, whatever, but you will some day want to move it. 51 years in the shop has told me a few things, and this is one of them.

Uncle Norm, or as he says Narmon built an assembly, and outfeed table. I believe it may be #0207 if you search, you will find. Also sold at any number of sellers are these fine aftermarket wheels. I really suggest surfing for price, much difference will be found, and from the looks of them, there may be 2 makers.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Lalen

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#7 posted 02-02-2018 01:29 PM

Thanks Steve! Lots of great input I will use!... I really like the tub ans shelf Idea. I do plan to use the kind of wheels you suggest. I have some on another bench and they work great. For now it is on leveling feet pictured below. I wanted to make sure I could get it on the same plane… or slightly below the table saw surface and sit solidly. Tons of weight capacity! (4 to be exact :))


Awesome job. Re-purposed is always a good thing.

Just a thought for you, before you build it up think more about just shelves. 1 small drawer will fit most of the small items we use with our table saw, BUT as sure as you make a drawer you will find the need for something just bigger than the drawer. Using a Rubbermaid container you can add more, and set them on a shelf, or what have you. You will build a better blade box, than any drawer could provide. The things you will remove from your TS are the miter gauge, sled, maybe an angle sled, fence surrounds some with tall fences, Tenon jig, rip sled for angled cuts. My point is many of the items found around TS s are kinda large, and just laying them on a shelf is a lot easier, and less frustrating than trying to figure out what size drawer to build. If finished looks are important you can always put doors on it, and make them as fancy as you like.

? Does it have wheels? Looks maybe just lifted up, so I wasn t sure, could be elevator bolts, which will get sloppy, multiplied by the number of times you drag it out of the way. If you haven t put it on wheels here are 2 designs to have it solidly on it s feet, yet quickly go to rolling around, there are a lot of ideas for this, Google making a workbench mobile. If you are already rolling maybe it can help a reader. Rolling is very helpful when you need to move the table if your DC clogs, you decide it s time to clean out the hoard of spiders living under there, whatever, but you will some day want to move it. 51 years in the shop has told me a few things, and this is one of them.

Uncle Norm, or as he says Narmon built an assembly, and outfeed table. I believe it may be #0207 if you search, you will find. Also sold at any number of sellers are these fine aftermarket wheels. I really suggest surfing for price, much difference will be found, and from the looks of them, there may be 2 makers.

- therealSteveN


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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