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Project by thelt posted 09-10-2011 10:29 PM 2330 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed the out feed table for my old Craftsman Contractor saw, finally.

It is made from 1” Birch Plywood. The piece of Plywood was given to me and I was either going to replace the top of my Radial Arm saw or make the out feed table. I think I needed the out feed table the most. I used plans I found in a magazine, “Best Ever Workshop Solutions”. I didn’t follow their plan exactly but used their idea.

The third picture shows how I mounted the short piece to go out over the motor. The 4th picture shows what I’m using for the leg of the large part of the table.

My only thought on this, that I didn’t do, was to put a frame around the big table. I’m open to suggestions as to whether it’s needed or not. Also, right now the big part of the table is swinging free on a 3/4” piano hinge (last picture). Should I have some sort of brace from the table to the Saw legs?

The other thing I need from you guys/gals is what kind of finish should I put on the table?

Any suggestions or mods will be greatly appreciated.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."





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jack1

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 10:48 PM

Braces or legs are a good idea. Also maybe a 3/4” edge of poplar or, would keep the outfeed from chipping the edges. Try Johnsons floor wax to preserve and keep the surface slick.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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LocalMac

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 01:45 AM

I agree with Jack. It would be great to have legs or braces that come out when the table is lifted. I like the design. Simple and practical. I may have to give something like this a try.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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thelt

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#3 posted 09-11-2011 01:40 PM

Jack1, Should I put any kind of finish on the table before the wax or just put the wax on the bare wood?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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woodspyder

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#4 posted 09-11-2011 04:17 PM

Probably Jack meant Johnson’s paste wax. Nice table too. Any finish would get scratched up very quickly. Paste wax just add more and buff whenever it needs it. It also will make it easier to push lumber across the table.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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jack1

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#5 posted 09-11-2011 07:28 PM

Woodspyder is right. The floorwax is just to help it stay slick and is easy to touch up.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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