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Fold-down Outfeed Table

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Project by TheDane posted 07-03-2011 09:43 PM 3472 views 11 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You know the old saying … necessity is the mother of invention (around my shop, Mom gets a pretty good work-out).

We all know the safety and convenience of an outfeed table. Add to that, in decent weather, I roll the tools out on the driveway where the light is better and cleanup is a lot quicker.

My outfeed table is a 20” x 36” piece of 3/4” melamine (salvaged from a closet remodel) that mounts to a frame made out of oak timbers from a barn the Amish tore down nearby. I mounted it on a set of collapsible brackets from Rockler (‘StorAway Work Station Brackets’ ... http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10551&rrt=1 ) that are screwed to 3/4” piece of plywood that in turn bolts to the back of my table saw.

I built this as a ‘temporary’ solution … about 4 years ago.

The brackets are strong (rated at 750 pounds), and the melamine top is flat and smooth. On top of giving me an outfeed table that rides with the saw, it folds down, allowing the saw’s mobile base to stow right up against the baseboard.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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#1 posted 07-03-2011 09:52 PM

Nice outfeed table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 07-03-2011 10:20 PM

Looks like one of those “temporary” solutions that should get by for another 20 years or so. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-03-2011 11:46 PM

thanks Gerry i have been looking for a solution as all are that dont have the space .i have the same jet i picked up a few months ago.thanks for the pics.i’m new to this wood working but have been bitten by the bug now that i’m retired i have time to do things that i enjoy.i’ll post mine when i get the bracket in .Very smart idea. SHALOM EDDIE

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 09-23-2012 02:09 AM

Very nice outfeed table. Really like the fold down idea, saves a lot of storage space!

Nice job Gerry,

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