Table saw out feed table

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Project by Rodney Milen posted 03-24-2013 07:02 PM 5700 views 74 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my new out feed table for my table saw. I wanted to use it for as much as I could so I added a few things to it. On the left side is one of my mortise machines along with adjustable shelves to store all of my sanders. On the front is a plug to run tools and shelving for thinners, cleaners, tape, and shop towels. Also on the top front you can see a 3×4 down draft table for the sanders. On the right side is open shelves that will hold cut offs from 16” up to 36” long. Next to that is dowel storage that holds dowels from 4” up to 36” long. There are two drawers which the top holds all my air hose tools and accessories and the bottom drawer which is 36” deep and holds all the things I need to make shaker oval boxes. At the corner ( which is hard to see) there is two 4” dust ports. The top port runs the down draft table and the bottom port runs the floor sweep at the bottom middle front. In between the two is an air hose outlet. The table is painted flat black and trimmed out with aspen.

-- Rodney

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#1 posted 03-24-2013 07:21 PM

Nice table Rodney. You should have painted it red like the swiss army knife. You obviously put alot of thought into the design and constuction. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 03-24-2013 07:24 PM

That is an awesome outfeed table! Nice job.

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#3 posted 03-24-2013 08:30 PM

Excellent, alot of details. Nice, if you ever decide to get rid of it drop me a pm. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 03-24-2013 09:46 PM

great outfeed table,excellent details and alot of thought went into it.
i’m designing one for my shop now,what kind of top did you use?

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Rodney Milen

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#5 posted 03-24-2013 10:56 PM

The top is 3/4” birch plywood with a 1/8” hardboard glued down to it. The plywood is nice for tops but I’ve found in wiping them off you can still get splinters. The hardboard is slick as glass so stuff slides well across it and no chance of splinters. Also the down draft table holes are drilled at 3/4” so I can put my bench dogs in there and clamp items down and use the down draft with my router. Cuts down on a lot of router dust.

-- Rodney

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#6 posted 03-25-2013 02:41 AM

This is more like a multi function table. Very well thought out.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Bill Swartzwelder

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#7 posted 03-25-2013 04:23 AM

nice work.

-- What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about?

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#8 posted 03-25-2013 10:56 AM

I need to make one of these…thanks for the ideas and inspiration

-- Bevy - NH

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#9 posted 03-25-2013 11:55 AM

Excellent setup! This is on my must do list, would love more details of the build.

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area,

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#10 posted 03-25-2013 12:11 PM

Nice job Rodney. Very well thought out multifuntional table. Do you have any more photos of it? Maybe some showing the downdraft components?
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#11 posted 03-25-2013 12:28 PM

Great job!! Well designed, very useful.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#12 posted 03-25-2013 01:03 PM

Very nice, I’m going to borrow a few of these ideas when I build mine.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Mainiac Matt

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#13 posted 03-25-2013 01:19 PM

Love it!

I’m in the final stages of a TS rehab and have contemplated doing a combo downdraft sanding table – out-feed table as well.

Could you please post construction details and comments about any changes you might make?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Rodney Milen

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#14 posted 03-25-2013 03:15 PM

These are the only construction photos I have. I wish I had taken more. These show the inner workings as well as the dust ports and air hose connection.

-- Rodney

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#15 posted 03-25-2013 05:33 PM

Very sweet table.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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