Folding; Sliding; Table Saw Extension Wing

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Project by screwge posted 11-17-2012 11:30 PM 52110 views 159 times favorited 32 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.

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 12:12 AM

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

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 01:10 AM

Very nice and practical.

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 01:29 AM

Great idea, well done

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#4 posted 11-18-2012 01:40 AM

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.

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 02:12 AM

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 11-18-2012 04:36 AM

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 11-18-2012 04:47 AM

Awesome. I love it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 04:47 AM

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 11-18-2012 05:31 AM

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 11-18-2012 06:26 AM

Nice job indeed.

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#11 posted 11-18-2012 07:19 AM

Extremely impressive idea



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#12 posted 11-18-2012 07:55 AM

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


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#13 posted 11-18-2012 08:51 AM

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

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#14 posted 11-18-2012 01:30 PM

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

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#15 posted 11-18-2012 01:44 PM

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