|Project by Glen Peterson||posted 03-13-2011 05:30 PM||8617 views||17 times favorited||15 comments|
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.