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Infeed and outfeed table for my bandsaw

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Project by BubingaBill posted 12-09-2013 07:56 PM 2972 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Gang,
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!





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 01:12 AM

Hey, good work Bill. Been looking to do something on the same page for resawing. Thanks for the ideas. Neat idea.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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kiefer

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 04:10 AM

Never enough support .
Makes working a lot safer too and the result are much better .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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BubingaBill

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 02:12 PM

Thanks Dave!
Kiefer you have a good point. I will have to see how I can incorporate a leg or two for the infeed table.
Thanks again!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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doordude

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 05:00 PM

Great extension table. once you have a band saw it ’s hard to imagine the shop with out one.

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redryder

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 07:39 AM

An outfeed table would be nice to have. I get tired of hauling out the roller stand and trying to get the adjustment just right. This looks like a great idea…......................

-- mike...............

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BubingaBill

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 02:12 PM

Mike,
For something I slapped together in an hour it is surprisingly solid! I think it could use a bit more sanding but for the most part it should do a good job.
Thanks everyone for the comments!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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