|Project by brianb6603||posted 04-05-2014 04:55 AM||3262 views||11 times favorited||4 comments|
I was able to finally get a new table saw this spring, a Rigid r4512 and am very pleased. I installed my Biesemeyer fence instead of the factory one it came with. This gave me a nice steel angle that I could use to hang a folding out feed table on.
It is the Rockler plan (link), I just adjusted the dimensions to fit the wood I had. The table is a laminate of ¾” light ply (a very light colored thin ply plywood from Australia) and a ½” and ¼” MDF. The top is a solid 1/16” plastic that is a utility laminate (and is very slick). Most of the other wood is tight grain Douglas Fir cut out of reject grade 5/4” T&G flooring from our local bargain wood outlet and the support arm sliding dovetail is made of ¾” Baltic Birch with Fir banding. The bottom stop bracket is 1×2 x ?” aluminum. I spent $3.00 on wood, everything else I had as scrap.
My shop is very small so having a folding table is a requirement and this works great. Next table saw upgrade is a Bench Dog cast iron router table.
Thanks for looking.
-- Brian Brown, Eugene, OR