|Project by Jeremy Greiner||posted 03-16-2012 01:37 AM||5420 views||12 times favorited||21 comments|
Here’s an outfeed table made for my sawstop contractor saw, it is similar to the one tedth66 made without the fold down aspect. Because my saw sits lower to the ground I didn’t think I’d get a long enough outfeed table by making the small portion and then the fold down portion so I extended it out. I may add the fold down portion in the future I don’t know we’ll see how well this works.
The table part is made of 3/4’’ MDF with 1/8’’ thick hardboard glued to the top. I picked hardboard because I like the dark brown and it’s already pretty smooth. Originally I wasn’t planning on varnishing it I was just going to coat it with some paste wax and call it a day and I know hardboard gets really slick with a coat or two of wax.
At some point I changed my mind about the varnishing it and coated the table section with a lot of coats of wipe on poly (I lost count) until I built up a nice film. Then I applied 2 coats of paste wax and buffed it to a nice reflection.
The table sits on top of 3/4’’ cleats that hold it in position. I used double sided table and some cut off piece to get the scrap aligned even with the top edge. This worked out great when I put the MDF/Hardboard top in it sat flush with the edges. After varnishing though it must have warped a little because it no longer sits flush. I’m going to give it some time to settle down if it becomes a problem I may screw it down with the cleats.
The sides are maple, and held in with 3/8’’ bolts that are screwed directly into the saw’s cast iron top on the left side. On the right I created some small plywood that screw into the side table and allowed me to bolt the right side into those to hold it up.
I’m very happy with how it turned out it was something I wanted to do right away because I hated not having an out feed table it just feels so much safer than used those roller stands.
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