|Project by BubingaBill||posted 12-09-2013 07:56 PM||3123 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I wanted you to see what I came up with to increase my bandsaw table. I still wanted to be able to work on small items when needed so the infeed table is only adding 12” but the outfeed table is 4’ long. Building my pool cue cases requires me to cut my box tops off and the 12” steel table top provided on the saw was way too small. I made this from 3/8” plywood with 1” plywood for the frame. All of the materials came from my scrap pile. I routed out the slot (after adding a 3/4” pine board underneath) for future jigs and my miter gauge. The leg is attached with a simple hinge at the top (because I could only find one).
I have to thank several of you because I took a few examples from the projects pages here!
The saw had 2 threaded holes on each side of the steel table so I bolted some angle iron to it and drilled and added dowels to the ends of my extensions. The dowels fit in holes in the angle iron and this keeps everything lined up yet easily removed. The left extension only has a board screwed to the bottom that extends under the steel table instead of a full table leg. I was afraid I would keep kicking it while feeding wood into the saw. It keeps it quite flat but will not hold much weight. 2 screws and it’s out and I can lift off the extension to change blades if I need to. I have only had this saw a few months and I can’t picture my shop without one! large or small projects are easy to make with one of these.
I have a new case ready to cut. I will let you know how well the extensions work.
I hope you like it!
-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!