|Project by sras||posted 09-22-2010 04:34 PM||7507 views||24 times favorited||13 comments|
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