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Project by Nate Meadows posted 552 days ago 2172 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 552 days ago

very col nate, any time you can improve on how you can use a currant tool and it gives you more function, then your doing good, sure like that saw…one tool i dont have…cant afford, but oh well, we cant have everything …take care…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 552 days ago

May be Laguna should hire you in their engineering department. Good Job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Gshepherd

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Good Job Nate…....... I have the same bandsaw and if there is a need for me to add a extention table I know where I can get some ideas. I do not know if they still have this option available but check into the motor upgrade. I upgraded mine to the 6hp baldor just in case I needed to cut railroad ties in two ;-).......

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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Nate Meadows

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#4 posted 552 days ago

Bob,

Thanks! You are so right about improving the function. I hope one day you can get a bandsaw, I seriously could not live without this machine. It does everything for me!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#5 posted 552 days ago

Jim,

Thanks, that is a kind complement!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#6 posted 552 days ago

Gshepherd,

They do still sell the table. You can find it here for

http://www.lagunatools.com/accessories/Bandsaw-Accessories/Bandsaw-Table-Extension

A 6HP motor, that awesome. So far the 4HP Baldor has been great. I have maxed out the resaw capacity and it has not even slowed down! If I ever come across something that the 4 cannot handle I will definitely consider the 6.

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Roger

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#7 posted 552 days ago

I agree with A1Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 552 days ago

Thank you Roger, you are very kind!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 552 days ago

Cool. I need you to come to my shop and help me with making extension tables. Nice job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 552 days ago

Great job and nice score. What a nice set-up…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 551 days ago

Nothing like making a good and useful tool more so. It looks like it works great.

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Nate Meadows

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#12 posted 551 days ago

Thanks Kelly! Your way better than me with the scroll saw, I know you could do better!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Nate Meadows

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#13 posted 551 days ago

Thank you Ken, I am very thankful to have it, that is for sure!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#14 posted 551 days ago

Thanks Borg, it is an awesome tool! I could not get by without it!

Nate

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 551 days ago

Godd thinking and designing here! I never saw a tilting outfeed table. You need to sell this idea to some manufacturer.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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