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Project by getlostinwood posted 05-10-2011 10:39 PM 1749 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project with this table saw, man I love having room to rip a piece of plywood and man do I need an outfeed table.
Really a simple plywood frame topped with 3/4” plywood. I pre framed for a router table even tough I havent fully decided if I want the router table here or in the outfeed table. I topper the table with showerboard, basically hard board with white coating. So far I really like the ability to write on it with a dry erase marker for cut list, notes, etc.
I trimmed out with reclaimed oak and finished it with minwax walnut poly. I made some legs out of some South American Pallet wood, not overly happy with them but I did get the chance to practice tapering. Got to make a better jig for that. I think I’ll work on making some better ones out of oak. Total cost of the project was $9.00 plus gas, but the wife went to JC penny so I figure I can split the gas with her clothes shopping.
Note to self: after looking at the pictures I really need to install some more lights, it’s obvious that one 75 watt bulb is not going to be sufficient.

Thanks for looking

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror





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Ben Miller

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 01:30 AM

Looks great! I really like the whiteboard idea!

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kiefer

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#2 posted 05-11-2011 05:26 AM

you better build something NOW for your wife !
i am late with my mothersday project because i worked on my drillpress table
good luck and stay save
btw the table looks good sofar and keep us posted !

-- Kiefer 松

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#3 posted 05-11-2011 07:46 AM

LOL ! 75 watt bulb???? Check out Charles Neil. Designed a great jig for long tapers. I have a laminated small desktop, which I am looking to adapt

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 05-12-2011 04:30 AM

Nice job…the laminate is a good ideal for the router table

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#5 posted 11-18-2011 06:28 PM

Nice extension, I need to build one for my Unisaw.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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