|Project by Nate Meadows||posted 10-18-2012 12:58 PM||3743 views||0 times favorited||24 comments|
A while back Laguna Tools sent me one of their out feed tables for my HD16. However, they warned me it was not designed for my model and that I would have to cut the leg and drill and tap the bandsaw cast iron table to attach the out feed table. The new table was also designed as a rigid table and it would negate the tilting ability of my saw.
I didn’t care about all that, I new I could figure something out. I was so thankful to have the table as I resaw all the time and I have had a few close calls with my vertigo and long boards combination….I actually put my thumb into the blade on one occasion, taking a nice chunk out of it. This table was a real God send, I am forever thankful to Catherine at Laguna, she has the Biggest heart ever!!
So, anyway, my metal working history is very minimal, although I have read allot about it and watched my brother-in-law in his garage work. Still I new I was going to need some help. I had a friend cut and weld the leg then mill the miter slot in the top of the table. I drilled and taped the holes in the table myself.
I then designed and cut out the bracket that attached to the leg out of 1058 aluminum. I scrolled out the “Laguna Tools” on the bandsaw. Finally I added a new foot and locking knob because as the table tilts the leg raises about an inch and one half since it is off center. Releasing the locking locking knob allows it to drop quickly to the floor. I had the same friend mill a channel in the bolt so the locking bolt would not damage the threads on the adjustable foot.
Soon I will be adding the Laguna Sliding Table to the Bandsaw. Then she will be the perfect machine:).
Thanks for looking.
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate