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Project by Gus01 posted 07-22-2018 04:23 PM 908 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed this project and love it. Combined with the mobile base that is part of the tablesaw it gives me a compactable tool with full size capabilities. Although you can’t see it very well, there are some screws in the bottom of the leg that can be independently adjusted to level out the table on my uneven garage floor. This table is not that different than many of the outfeed tables already posted on this site. The biggest reason I’m posting this is to serve as a lesson. If you zoom in on the first picture you can see some holes in line with where the hinges latch. I looked at several types of outfeed tables and was going with a version that used a support that attached to the base cabinet at about a 40 degree angle. I’m sure that works fine but I was just uncomfortable with it. At the point I was going to drill into the cabinet I decided to go with this support leg style. I was going to change the pieces that had the holes in it but thought that it would serve as a reminder to be set with what you are going to do before you start. Then I thought “why not share it” so that others may learn from it as well. With all the wonderful advice that’s on Lumberjocks website and the web in general, you need to be firm in your design decisions.

-- John 3:16





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 07-22-2018 10:37 PM

Nice work, and a good point. But I would admit I work mostly on the fly, adjusting as I see fit. Causes problems on a rare occasion. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#2 posted 07-23-2018 03:58 AM

Nice job Gus01... Love the look of hardware on jigs and extensions… gives them that finished look. The adjustability as you have probably found is a must and a great move. The trim around the tabletop adds to its appearance and you’ll find it’s easier on your body when you eventually walk into it or run your hands across the edge.

Please don’t take this as criticism, but rather an inevitable necessity (speaking from experience). You will probably need to extend your mitre slots into the outfeed once you start making jigs like cross-cut sleds, splice jigs and if you ever surrender to your dark side… purchase an Incra Mitre Guage (or any guage/add-on with a long mitre runner).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Gus01

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#3 posted 07-23-2018 04:35 AM

Thanks for the comments and especially to Little Black Duck. No exceptions taken. I always appreciate advise. Anyone who doesn’t misses out on a chance to learn. I thought about the miter slots but held off on including them, knowing I might have to add them later and that it might be more difficult to do it after it was built. Most of the time I build small wooden toys that the club I belong to donates to local needy kids at Christmas. My saw is usually located about 24”away from a wall in my garage. In that position, the outfeed table is in the folded position. When I work on larger projects, I move the saw to the middle of the garage floor and then the outfeed table would be needed. Most of my crosscuts where I use my sled or miter gauge would be using small width material and hence the guide runners not reaching the outfeed table. In that case the slots in the outfeed table wouldn’t be needed. That said I’m getting ready to start on some pullout shelves for our kitchen cabinets. I’m sure that I’ll be using the outfeed table then and here’s hoping I don’t end up needing the slots. In any case I do appreciate the advise. That’s one of the great thing about Lumberjocks is people willing to share ideas to hep each other.

-- John 3:16

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 07-23-2018 07:35 AM


.... I build small wooden toys that the club I belong….. located about 24”away from a wall in my garage.
- Gus01

I first misread that as 24’... then I saw the second ’ and reallsed the distance was not that far.

I predominantly use a roller stand for an outfeed and if it limited jig movement I simply rolled it along those few inches,

however, on occasions it is needed elsewhere so I have to activate my built-in outfeed table,

I also dabble in small parts and while I will never need a mitre track in the outfeed, that mongrel Murphy decided to pay me a visit at the most inopportune time… so I can never say ”never needed” again. In my haste I stuffed up the quick ad-hoc routing required for the tracks,

It didn’t affect the functionality, as all I needed was a short entry into the outfeed by my jig’s runner (only needed about 4” but gave it a more generous 8”) and not stability, however, after 9 years the sight of the screw up still annoys the crap out of me.

All I can say is that my buddy Murphy has not taken up full time residence in my workshop and loves to go walkabouts.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Gus01

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#5 posted 07-23-2018 12:11 PM

“All I can say is that my buddy Murphy has not taken up full time residence in my workshop and loves to go walkabouts.”

I think Murphys cousin must be in my shop. I really like your rollers. There used to be some in a manufacturing plant I used to work at. Really handy things to have.

-- John 3:16

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 07-23-2018 01:18 PM

This outfeed table is very creative and nicely done. It will be a great project for your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 07-23-2018 01:43 PM



..... I think Murphys cousin must be in my shop…..
- Gus01

I hope for your sake he’s a Murphy’s half cousin… When the real Murphy strikes he gets it fully wrong… not just half wrong!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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