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Project by Vertigo posted 03-30-2014 01:38 AM 1522 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the time has come for me to update my outfeed table. The previous version had a plywood top and wasn’t the greatest for allowing wood to slide on. I waxed it over and over and OVER and it still wasn’t very efficient at doing its simple job of catching wood out of the table saw. So a rethink was in order. I cut 3/4” off the legs and reattached the self levelers. This allowed for a 3/4” sheet of mdf on top of which I would laminate a high pressure plastic sheet.

It just so happened that I extended my 30” biesemeyer fence with the 52” rails of the new x5 unisaw. Because of that I had to build a new right side table to fill the space between the rails. (See my previous project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/98694 ) I purchased a discontinued laminate for $17 a 4×8 sheet. (Winning) So now my outfeed table and tablesaw tables match. Women match clothes, men match tools. ACCESSORIZE lol.

Before I laminated it I wrapped the edges with leftover 3/4” cherry. So I had something to rout. As you can see in the pics I used a 45degree chamfering bit to put an edge on the cherry and laminate. This helps the laminate to not chip as easily. Then I ran a jig to rout out the miter slots. I think it came out great. Very happy with it. Something I plan on doing soon is building some cabinets or drawers to fill the inside space of the table. Well see what I come up with. Stay tuned

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook





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#1 posted 03-30-2014 01:40 AM

Looking good Greg nice job.

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#2 posted 03-30-2014 01:42 AM

Great looking out feed.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 03-30-2014 02:01 AM

Looks great Greg. You must be in for some serious cabinet making ;-)) Watch out, that little cookie monster will eat you out of house and home in a few more years.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-30-2014 02:12 AM

Great job, and kudos on wrapping it before laminating it.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 03-30-2014 02:17 AM

Great job!

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#6 posted 03-30-2014 02:17 AM

Thanks guys. Like I said very happy with it. And yes Bob he already does. Lol

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

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#7 posted 03-30-2014 02:23 AM

Good job, looks great!

Do you have enough laminate left over, for you to build….
MY outfeed table??? ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 03-30-2014 02:37 AM

Nice one Greg….. Nice and big.

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 02:40 AM

I do randy. Just fly out here. I’ll put a bow on it for you.
Matt thanks it about 4’ square

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#10 posted 03-30-2014 12:13 PM

Sweet…..

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#11 posted 03-30-2014 07:55 PM

I had a similar set up when I had a large shop. I built cabinets under the wings which served 2 purposes. 1 added much needed storage, & 2. Kept me from pilling scraps under the tables. Sadly I had to sell that really great shop when I was seriously injured. Oh yeah, the house had to go too.

-- Larry D. the Master Sawdust Maker

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#12 posted 03-30-2014 08:52 PM

Great additional work space

-- Norman

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#13 posted 03-30-2014 08:58 PM

Larry. Yea that’s my plan too. Trying to still figure the most effective use of space.

-- Greg - Ferdinand and Son Construction: Do it right the first time. Like us on Facebook

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#14 posted 03-30-2014 09:00 PM

Very Nice!

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#15 posted 03-30-2014 10:46 PM

Great job, looks very similar to the one I built for my shop. Has to proved to be very useful.

-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"

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