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A much needed fold down outfeed table in the making.

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Blog entry by tedth66 posted 01-13-2011 06:27 AM 4671 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been sick of using the 12” wide outfeed roller stand for over a year now. I’m finally making a fold down outfeed table that’ll only add about an inch to the saw cabinet when the table is folded down.

I had to take a different approach and make a frame attached to my cabinet and the cast iron wing.

After attaching the support arms I added a couple of angle iron pieces to the inside to prevent flex in the wings and then added the maple back and a poplar strip to the front.

The fixed table is made up of 4 pieces of 1/2” ply and I laminated the three top pieces. Creating 3 separate pieces for the top allowed me to easily create the miter channels. I still need to run a router through the back of the frame so my sled isn’t blocked.

The fixed portion of the table is rock solid and will easily support the fold down portion of the table. I have plans to make the fold down portion of the table a duel purpose table ~ an outfeed table and a sanding table.

-- Ted



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#1 posted 01-13-2011 06:43 AM

I can tell,,,, this is gonna be real nice!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 07:34 AM

Looks very nice.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 01:25 PM

Looks pretty cool.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 01:34 PM

a great addition

more room on the top
always makes it easier
to concentrate on the cut
and not the drop-off
or binding of the wood

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 02:46 AM

thanks guys. i can’t wait to get it done so I can lose the roller stand. :)

-- Ted

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