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Project by ToddinNH posted 01-27-2013 10:34 PM 5570 views 35 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished building an outfeed /assembly table in my woodshop. Due to limited space I decided to build a table that can serve both needs. In an ideal situation I’d have two tables so that I could use the table saw even when assembling a project.

The table has a top built from 2 layers of 3/4” birch plywood. I covered the top with black laminate (Formica) to match the side wing on my Delta Unisaw.

The base of the table is built with scraps of 3/4” birch plywood. I used heavy-duty leg levelers from Rockler at all six legs. This allowed me to level the table so that it’s 1/16” lower than the table saw.

I routed channels in the top of the work surface for two reasons. For one I needed to extend the slots for the table saw Miter gauge and accessories that use the T-Slots on the saw. Secondly, I wanted to install some T-Track on the table to use for hold downs, jigs and assembly help.

Total project cost approximately $300 and took about 8 hours to build.

-- Todd, the Tool Man - http://www.toolboxbuzz.com





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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 10:45 PM

Sweet. Nice workspace

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 10:45 PM

Outstanding!

Smart setup.

-- Nicky

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Joseph Jossem

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 10:53 PM

solid and everything is really clean wow

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 11:00 PM

Very good job that’s going to be a great asset for future projects.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bowtie

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 11:00 PM

well planned and built, nice looking shop as well.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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bake

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 11:03 PM

Really nice.
I wish my kitchen was a clean as your shop.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 11:07 PM

That looks sharp! Great job on the laminate top, too. How big did you make it?

-- ~ Dan, North Carolina, http://www.facebook.com/torahanjyuu/

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ToddinNH

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 11:09 PM

@ Dan – The top is 70 inches long and 42 inches deep. I can now rip an 8’ long sheet of plywood and not need support for it.

-- Todd, the Tool Man - http://www.toolboxbuzz.com

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Dan Corbin

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#9 posted 01-27-2013 11:16 PM

That’s exactly what I’ve been aiming for in designing a new outfeed table for my workshop. How much table do you have to the left of your blade? My space is slightly limited, and I’ve almost conceded to needing a panel saw to cut down whole sheets of ply. My only choice now is to pull out a couple of saw horses, clamp a straight edge to the sheet, and reeeeeeaaaaaaach across with my circular saw. Less than ideal to say the least!

-- ~ Dan, North Carolina, http://www.facebook.com/torahanjyuu/

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ToddinNH

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#10 posted 01-27-2013 11:19 PM

@ Dan – I forget the specs on the Unisaw….it’s about 2 feet to the left…..and I can cut more than 48 inches to the right. It works well for 95% of what I cut. Anything more than that and I use my TrackSaw from DEWALT.

-- Todd, the Tool Man - http://www.toolboxbuzz.com

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Triumph1

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#11 posted 01-27-2013 11:22 PM

I am seriously jealous! That is a great set up…I wish I had the room for it! I do have the same saw though and love it.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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EarlS

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#12 posted 01-28-2013 12:08 AM

We are in the process of moving to a new place which will allow me to have ALL of a 2 car garage for a shop. That means I can make a table like this for my saw and quit having to move it around to accomodate other activities. This is just what I’m looking for.

As for the space to the left of the blade, I bought an extra extension wing which gives another 16” or so. It bolts to the pre-tapped holes on the left side of the saw table.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Rick Dennington

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#13 posted 01-28-2013 12:23 AM

Nice…..I’ve seen that set-up somewhere…..Oh…I know…..in my shop..!!! Stellar job on the build…it’ll serve you well for many years….....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#14 posted 01-28-2013 12:26 AM

Looks great. Very functional. I did something similar, but also routed in a Kreg plate, for their hold down clamp, flush with the table surface. Works great for pocket screwing stuff together.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ

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#15 posted 01-28-2013 12:27 AM

Nice outfeed table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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