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Outfeed Table for Table Saw

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Project by sras posted 1409 days ago 5074 views 23 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my frst addition to my table saw. It is built from MDF with a formica top and oak trim. There are a few details to point out:

First is the formica used for the top. I went down to my local supply store and asked to search through their remnants. I wanted a piece large enough to supply several shop projects. A brighter solid color was also desired. I found this sheet that worked for me. When I took it up to the sales counter the comment I got was “Thank you – we have been trying to get rid of that for years” ! I think I should have asked for an additional discount…

The table was sized to fit with the space available in my shop (36” x 36”). If I had more room available, I would have made it bigger. It is big enough and a nice addition to the shop.

The legs are designed to fold up. The table rests on the back rail of the saw and stays in place by means of a pin through a hole in the rail. I have never taken the table off, but if I need to the legs will fold under the table.

The slots for the miter gage are stopped. This is an important feature for using my crosscut sled (project posting to follow). There are through holes at the end of these slots to keep dust from building up.

This is one of those projects that once you have it, you don’t know how you got along without it!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1409 days ago

Nice score! Looks great.

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

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Tomoose

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#2 posted 1409 days ago

nice table – good work on the edging. I like the beveled corners – help save those hips from getting whacked.

-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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mafe

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#3 posted 1409 days ago

When you do jigs, you really do jigs!
So well done.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 1409 days ago

Another good project

Nicely done

Very good job

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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sras

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#5 posted 1409 days ago

Thanks for the comments – I appreciate them.
Tomoose you are right, I should have mentioned the angled corners in the description. You read my mind as to their purpose!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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PaBull

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#6 posted 1407 days ago

Thanks for posting this project, an other one for my bucket list.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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MayflowerDescendant

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#7 posted 1382 days ago

NICE job! Thanks for sharing … motivates me to build my own.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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itsmic

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#8 posted 1381 days ago

Great job, I am inspired now to start working on some quality jigs and additions, you are right about these types of improvements and how valuable they are, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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sras

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#9 posted 1381 days ago

Thanks for the comments. The thing about this feature is I use it every time I use my saw. The other jigs get used when I need them.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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dubsaloon

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#10 posted 1320 days ago

That is the stuff I am sure to have someday. Nice.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 1287 days ago

Another great addition to your shop and those are the nicest legs I’ve ever seen on a table : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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scarpenter002

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#12 posted 1156 days ago

Love your TS outfeed table. Nice touches with the stop miter slots and the dust evacuation holes.

-- Scott in Texas

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Picklehead

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#13 posted 205 days ago

Another of your jigs for my favorites list. Thanks.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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