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Project by Jacob C. Heffelfinger posted 08-28-2013 06:45 AM 1570 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this outfeed table in 2008 after seeing coming across a post on the Ridgid forum from which I borrowed most of the design. I recently just replaced the 14” support section because the t-nuts kept coming out, but these pics are from the original build and 5 homes ago.

The table is made of 3/4” melamine with 1 1/2” oak trim. The supports are aluminium flat bars and square tubes attached between the wing and main table on the left side and on the outside of the wing on the right side. The legs are also aluminium square tubing with blocks bolted inside the ends. The blocks have t-nuts, which hold the adjustable feet.

This is my first project post on LJ and would appreciate any recommendations, advise, flat out insults, etc. for how I could improve for future posts.

-- ~Jake





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robscastle

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#1 posted 08-28-2013 07:20 AM

Insults OK here we go!!

Wife to Jacob …Jacob you remember the card table we had in our last five houses? well I cannot find it any more, do you have any idea where it might have gone?

Jacob to wife… do you mean the one with the t nuts that kept coming out?

Wife to Jacob.. Yes dear that’s the one I have looked everywhere for it .

Jacob to wife.. No dear none at all I will check outside and see if I can feed some information back on it!

Much Later

Wife to Jacob… Jacob did you find my table?

Jacob to wife … No dear I cannot imagine where it may have gone !!!

-- Regards Robert

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Tugboater78

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#2 posted 08-28-2013 09:00 AM

Looks to be a good build, especially if you need you be mobile. It does look a card table like previous poster says. Its way better than my nonexistant outfeed table. I need to build something similar.

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

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Jacob C. Heffelfinger

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 04:03 PM

LOL, I guess I asked for that. :-)

Thanks Tug, it’s worked for me so far and definitely helps with mobility, but is a heck of a lot heavier than a card table. I plan to build something more permanent/fixed once I buy a house in the coming months and have my own space to create a “real” shop…

-- ~Jake

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Andrew Pritchard

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 05:51 PM

This looks awesome. I have a TS3650 which looks very similar to your saw.

Is that boxed aluminium you’ve bolted to the side of the table to bring the extension past the back of the table?

How do you attach the blade guard – or are you using an after market one?

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Jacob C. Heffelfinger

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 06:14 PM

Thanks!

It is. I purchased the aluminium flat bar and boxed tube online from a source listed in the original forum post. It was about 5 years ago, so I don’t remember how much it was for everything. The flat bars are 27” x 3” x 1/4”, but I’d have to measure the tubes.

I didn’t use my blade guard for awhile, I just kept my hands away from the blade at least 4”. I just recently built a replacement extension and cut a notch for the blade guard this time. I also drilled the mounting holes all the way through after drilling 1” diameter 1/2” deep holes at the mounting points on the top of the extension. It’s working much better than the original method of attaching the threaded rods to t-nuts. Not as pretty, but more functional.

Here’s the Ridgid forum post for more ideas: https://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/t7542/

-- ~Jake

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Jacob C. Heffelfinger

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#6 posted 08-28-2013 06:29 PM

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#7 posted 08-29-2013 12:31 AM

very nice great build.i know it comes in handy.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Andrew Pritchard

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#8 posted 03-25-2014 11:58 PM

What do you about a splitter/riving knife/blade guard?

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