Folding; Sliding; Table Saw Extension Wing

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Project by screwge posted 523 days ago 24374 views 107 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Extension Wing was made out of a piece of oak butcher block.
The Wing has three runners also made out of the same butcher block.
Two of the runner guides attached to the existing out-feed table and the third slides in the fence guide.
The wing is about 9” wide. It doesn’t extend the full length of the current out-feed table because it wasn’t long enough. I could have cut another piece to attach to the end to make it as long as the out-feed table but I didn’t feel it was necessary, because it still extends a little more than 4’ beyond the perpendicular front edge of the blade.
When it is closed, it extends the table to 30” left of the blade.
When it is opened, it extends the table to 68” left of the blade.
When it is fully extended it does have a little flex or drop (about 3/16”) and that is acceptable to me. (Yeah, I could have built it with a leg so there wasn’t any flex (drop) but the point was to not have a leg to deal with.
One bonus is that it still works very well even when the out-feed table is folded.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 522 days ago

Very useful addition to your table saw. I may copy one day for my Delta. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#2 posted 522 days ago

Very nice and practical.

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#3 posted 522 days ago

Great idea, well done

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 522 days ago

Greetings from the socialist capital of America – California.
There is more than one reason they call it the ’left coast’?

I like this alot, but haven’t figured out the significance of the 2 cut-outs/recesses in the bottom of the large piece in the second picture after your comments.

Moreno Valley’s local has-been.
Servant of the Living God.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#5 posted 522 days ago

Look at the last photo in the album thingy in the actual project and it should show you why he made those cuts.

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#6 posted 522 days ago

Very nice! I may have to see what I can do to adapt this to my saw. Thanks for sharing!

-- Robert --- making toothpicks one 3x3x12 blank at a time!

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#7 posted 522 days ago

Awesome. I love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#8 posted 522 days ago

That’s sweet! You have the support when you need it and than have the space when you recess it back in side, fantastic!

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#9 posted 522 days ago

Very nice set-up . I’ve seen a similar side extension before , but not the hinged out feed part . Great project : )

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#10 posted 522 days ago

Nice job indeed.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 522 days ago

Extremely impressive idea



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#12 posted 522 days ago

Excellent !! Someday, I need to copy this, I would let you know, when I do. God Bless


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#13 posted 522 days ago

excellent build screwge !

the best idea i’ve seen in some time

i have a chopsaw table over there
just enough room to walk between
with a 1 1/2” block on it
it does the same thing for me

if and when i get the bigger shop
this will be a definite must then

thanks for the share

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 522 days ago

What a great idea! This is so cool! You should be able to rip and crosscut really long boards easily!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#15 posted 522 days ago

Very cool idea! Well executed too.

-- I still have all my fingers

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