|Project by Jimmy0x52||posted 02-28-2012 06:15 AM||4124 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
This was a much-needed project for my one-man woodshop. I made this table out of a 3/4” sheet of MDF and a couple 8 foot 2×4’s. I used a kreg jig to create the square frame and screwed it to the bottom of the MDF. I attached a board to my saw using the track on the back of the rail and #10 machine bolts which had a perfect head size.
Using a forstner bit I cut clearance in the back of the board that faces the table saw so It could sit flush with the back of the saw with the #10 bolts sticking back. Added a couple utility hinges to swing it down.
Legs are simply attached with utility hinges. They’re offset of eachother by 4” so they can fold under and it stores next to the tablesaw.
I added eyelets and hooks so when the legs are in place any lateral motion or bumping from the side can’t take the leg all the way out but only knock it sideways slightly.
I added an insert to the top of my saw to complete the tabletop and remove the gap between the router attachment and the main saw plate. I layered 3/4” and 1/4” MDF to create a solid top and then used t-nuts, bolts and washers with two pieces of angle iron to attach it from below. Once it was flush with my washer ‘shims’ I was able to bolt it down. I faced the sides with some small pieces of peruvian walnut I had leftover from another project.
I dado’d a slot in the top to put a length of Incra t-track which is great because I can add jigs with 1/4” hex-head bolts. In the future I may put two perpendicular miter tracks in so I can create a real router fence – but I also might just build a router table. Undecided at the moment.
-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night