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Project by Roz posted 534 days ago 2959 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The majority of the work in this project was in the top which I made from a reclaimed Maple workbench top that had become delaminated from age and moisture. I had to lightly plane all glue joints and re-assemble the top. I used #20 biscuits about every 4 inches to keep it relatively straight and then added two large pieces of Maple to the outside to add 3 ½ inches width to the original 28X60 top, now reduced by the planer. I left the new boards, salvaged from a crate which contained the top for my kitchen Island project, long enough to meet the dimension of my saw table. All of this had to be run though a friend’s 48” planer to get a flat top and bottom surface. The long end was capped and filled with a removable insert of Red and White oak I made from cutoffs left from other projects and was half lap jointed. I functions as an out feed area and is easily removed when clamping space is needed on that end. It was finished in 6 sanded coats of water based Poly because I had some left over.

The Cabinet is made of ¾ inch Birch plywood and one half is a drawer bank for saw accessories and hand planes, with the other half used to store small clamps which use to fall like rain drops with each mallet swing. The drawer boxes are Red Oak with luane bottoms and ball bearing slides. The cabinet finish is from a donated can of Pecan stain that must be 30 years old and of some brand I do not know, but I real like the color. I gave it 2 coats of lacquer and it was done.

The bottom drawer contains a saw blade rack for extra blades. I made this from a 2X4 cutoff by cutting 15 degree cuts spaces ½ inch apart. Because I have my blades sharpened they come back to me with a coating on them and the slots cut had to be wide enough to accommodate that. The two outer blades of a stacked dado worked fine for this. I placed a molded strip opposite the rack to stop the blades from rolling out. I also store extra blades for my other saws which are of various sizes. A removable filler which fits over the stop bar takes up the space needed to keep the small blades still.

The Slide outs are ¾ inch Burch with Red oak strips on the ends which must slide. They are made to slide straight by Red Oak strips bottom and top and lubricated with soap shavings imbedded in the wood grain. The various hangers are made from moldings I had cut for other projects like The Motor Home Make Over, extra toy parts and whatever I found in my scrap bend.

The cabinet is supported by a Red Oak 1X6 box frame lap jointed together and it all rides on 6 lockable 3 inch commercial grade casters. The assembled project is 1/2 inch lower than the saw table to allow miter travel and not to cause hanging problems with material being sawn. This is important with my saw because the fence rides on a front and rear rail requiring a gap be maintained at the back.


Hardware was a combination of purchased for the porject and recycled door pulls cleaned up and painted. There is some mix matching of drawer handle styles but none are side by side.

The old table was headed for the junk pile when I discovered it solved my problem with accurately cutting full sheets of material on the saw so I moved the brackets 45 degrees and rolled it into place. Both tables can be removed in second and my shop it getting better organized all the time.

Thanks for your time. t

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 534 days ago

That’s a fine outfeed table and just look at the amount of storage that you’ve added to your shop by building it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Timthemailman

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#2 posted 534 days ago

Nice Outfeed table and mega storage to boot. Also like your collection of blades.

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grizzman

6938 posts in 1935 days


#3 posted 534 days ago

hey terry, your up town now, what a great improvement, i like the cabinet and all that is stores, good idea for the clamps…you did a great job and i know you will enjoy not having clamps fall with the mallet swing…lol…but then again you might miss that ole clanging sound…still would like to get your way, will keep trying…i just went through loosing my mom and so life has been a real rocky road …but she is in heaven now and i shall now go on with life and look forward to the day when i get to see her again…anyway, great addition to the shop…enjoy…grizz

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

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mobilepaul

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#4 posted 534 days ago

Terry, That is a very nice outfeed table. The extra storage, alone, is worth the trouble. Although, it doesn’t appear that room is lacking in your shop. Where did you get the slides for the drawers?

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stefang

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#5 posted 534 days ago

Great job on the out-feed table Terry. You have a nice big shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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thebigvise

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#6 posted 534 days ago

The drawers are nice. No reason to waste the footprint with just a table.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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Roz

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#7 posted 534 days ago

Thanks for the comments, I enjoy all the feedback. The drawer slides came from Lowes. I don’t recommend them. They were more expensive and Chinese made. The quality is not up to standards for my taste. I usually use Accuslide brand hardware and get it from Drawerhardware.com.

Mobile Paul, when I build this shop I wanted a 50X100, but “SHEWHOMUSTBEOBEYED” vetoed that so it is 24X24 and I live in it most of the time. It seemed big when I started but is full of repair projects waiting on me to get started.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Tugboater78

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#8 posted 534 days ago

Very nice, lots better than what u had it looks like, i like your clamp storage, different way of doing it.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 534 days ago

Nice outfeed!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jeff

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#10 posted 534 days ago

nice addition to your big shop…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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bladedust

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#11 posted 534 days ago

Terry,

Very well done and very well thought out. Just added to my favorite, because I’m building an outfeed/assembly table also, but never thought about clamp storage. Excuse me now while I go and redesign my table. Thanks for the great idea.

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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peteg

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#12 posted 534 days ago

Hey Terry I bet there will be a few guys thinking of copying some of your ideas you have shared, you have a lovely big shop & no trouble with this addition,
Very well done Mate, very organised
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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jack1

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#13 posted 534 days ago

nice

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Roz

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#14 posted 533 days ago

Thanks guys, your’s is very high praise.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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