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Project by Glen Peterson posted 1215 days ago 5823 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an extension wing for a Powermatic 66 with 70” rails. The wing is 27 7/8×34 5/8”, and was made to fit snugly between the rails. The top is MDF banded with cherry and surfaced with black Formica Microdot laminate. The rails sagged a bit and needed to be braced until I built the under-wing cabinet. The cabinet is cheap plywood banded in maple. The draw faces are banded in cherry. It was build to sit on the saw’s mobile base. Braces are attached to the cabinet sides to align the wing to the saw’s top and prevent sagging. The cabinet is just a couple of drawers with open spaces for the saw fence and a sled. I also built a combination router table/outfeed table/assebly table that will be posted separately. I like the black Microdot. I suppose it’s should reduce fricition because of the reduced surface area, but I can’t tell. I just like the black. My last saw had a wing that was covered in leftover light blue formica, the color was called Cloud Nebula (I can’t believe I remember it 20 years later). The black definately looks much better, more fitting for a shop. I don’t remember if the Microdot was more expensive than other laminates, but if it was much more I wouldn’t have bought it. It’s finished with 2 coats of Waterlox Original.

-- Glen





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Cwj212

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#1 posted 1215 days ago

Nice job! I want to do the same thing with the out feed table to include the router. I’ll be looking forward,d to that post.

Craig

-- Craig

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Rick Dennington

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#2 posted 1215 days ago

Greetings Glen,

Stellar job on the build of the extention wings..They just add so much more outfeed to a saw. Good add-on also with the drawers under it. I did the same thing last month to my Delta Unisaw. I don’t have the mobil base like yours, so my cabinet is just on casters…They sure give a lot more storage for all your saw supplies and such….You’re gonna enjoy that convenience of haveing everything close at hand…..Looks really good….

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Will Mego

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#3 posted 1215 days ago

very nice, as Cwj212 said, I want to do the same thing but router in the outfeed to be able to use the same fence.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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Moron

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#4 posted 1215 days ago

Finally some one with it pushed against the wall.

Nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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nobuckle

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#5 posted 1215 days ago

That looks really nice. I agree that the black formica is very fitting for a shop.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1215 days ago

Nice work, I made a similar one for my table saw as well. I connected it though being I move my saw around at times. I’ll bet you Love that Powermatic. Great saw aye?

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

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Stephen Mines

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#7 posted 1215 days ago

Glen, Great looking, super practical is a great combo. You’re at least one-up on me…I’ve been meaning to build the saw table cabinet for . . . embarrassed to say LOL. The black micro-dot sounds like well worth checking out. I’ve been thinking of putting a plastic laminate over my entire extended saw top. Ever hear of anyone putting a laminate over the steel top? The seamless surface could be a nice plus I think.
Stephen

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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Paul

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#8 posted 1215 days ago

Very nice, are you happy with the mobile base? Where did you get it?

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 1215 days ago

It does look good with the routertable

take care
Dennis

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mafe

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#10 posted 1215 days ago

Glen,
Once more exelent.
That is really a workplace to dream of.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

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

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steliart

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#11 posted 1214 days ago

very nice extension and set-up

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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itsmic

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#12 posted 1214 days ago

That is a thing of beauty, cutting edge improvement on a great saw, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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bigike

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#13 posted 1214 days ago

nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 1186 days ago

Nice set up.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bertha

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#15 posted 1186 days ago

Nice addition to a really nice saw. I really like your choice of materials. In terms of sharing the fence with the router table above, I’ve never figured out how this can be accomplished without modifying the router side of the fence with a sacrificial fence, etc. You’d also lose your above the table dust collection. Having just put in a right-sided router extension, I tried to figure out a way to do this but wasn’t successful. Really nice setup.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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