TS outfeed table with downdraft #2: cut the parts today...

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 05-21-2013 01:33 AM 1363 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you’ve followed any of my other builds, you’ll remember that I have after hours access to a CNC table router at work, and I can usually get Melamine scraps on the cheap. That’s why I wound up using the Almond wood grain.

So today I got all my panel parts cut and swung by Home Depot, where I purchased the only two straight 2×4s in the store.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 02:02 AM

That looks like a fairly large table. What will be the final dimensions???

HomeDepot had straight 2X4’s….
Must have been miss shipped!!!

-- 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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#2 posted 05-21-2013 02:55 AM

24×47 total size…. but the hole pattern only covers 19×42.

I’m also adding a hinged skirt that will stand 8” tall and shroud the back side and both ends to assist in keeping the dust from spreading.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 04:09 AM

That’s beautiful! Memamine scraps from work? Or, where’d ya find such nice material?? You’ve cretainly made lots of progress since your first entry on this extension of the TS refurb.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 03:27 PM

The owners of the company I work at also run an architectural millwork company that occupies a separate building on our “campus”, where they do mostly retail store fronts, kiosks, and franchise restaurant build outs. They purchase lift quantities of Melamine and MDF, and our supplier straps a “scrap” sheet (scratched surface, broken corner, etc…) on top of the lift to protect the panels that we’re paying for. All employees can purchase material from the company at cost, and if I’m not fussy about color and keep in the owners good graces, I can “buy” the zero cost material.

It’s a delicate balance, and I have to be careful not to abuse it or provoke envy from other employees.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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