|Project by measure2x||posted 08-27-2011 07:28 PM||2279 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
Here is a simple idea for a quick and easy TS outfeed table.
I have been planning to build an outfeed table for my Craftsman Cabinetmaker table saw for some time (e.g., a year+ ;>). My space is small (1 car garage), the floor is sloped, and the saw has a motor hanging off the back. I settled on the good project that Gravedigger had posted (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39119 )—but it would take a lot of my limited floor space.
Finally, I looked around the shop and found some left over ¾” MDF and a folding Rigid small outfeed platform about 18” x 6” that has adjustable height. I then went to Home Depot and bought a second one ($60). Within about 45 minutes of cutting and assembling I had a functional, solid, portable outfeed table.
The outfeed size is 48” wide and 18” deep and sits on the 2 Rigid folding platforms. Rather than use a router or stacked dado blade to cut the groves for sliding mitre strips, I simply cut 3 pieces of ¾” MDF and screwed them to my 48” x 18” MDF base leaving a gap for the slots. To ensure the top doesn’t move I will probably clamp a couple of spring clamps on the back of the outfeed platforms or screw a strip of wood on the underside to catch the front edges of the platform tops. For long lumber, I can rip with the 2 Rigid folding platforms.
Attached are 2 pics.
-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada