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Blog entry by tedth66 posted 1282 days ago 2072 reads 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been sick of using the 12” wide outfeed roller stand for over a year now so I’m finally making a fold down outfeed table that’ll only add about an inch to the depth of my saw cabinet when the table is folded down. Here’s my cabinet before the addition…. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27579

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

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.

I chose to abandon the sanding portion due to a potential issue with too much weight hanging out on the table. I can always add it later on if I find out that having x amount of weight on the end of the outfeed table will not be an issue.

I’m also adding an overarm dust collection feature to my saw.

I still need to add the outfeed table top and the support leg but so far so good.

-- Ted



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A10GAC

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#1 posted 1282 days ago

Did you just use bolts for the pivots or is there someting else behind the frame? Also, where did you get your laminate?

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 1282 days ago

Yes I used 1/2” bolts for the pivots. As for the laminate I’ve found that if you order through HomeDepot you cut out the middle man. I ran out of the stuff you see on the fixed portion of the table and on the router side of the cabinet so I just placed an order for a matching 48×96” sheet for 58 dollars. Had I ordered this same sheet at a speciality flooring place it would’ve been 20 bucks more.

-- Ted

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#3 posted 1282 days ago

Thanks, I like the folding design. Outfeed support for my saw is on the top of the project list and I can’t dedicate a ton of floor space to a fixed table.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 1282 days ago

I can totally relate. Everything I’ve done in my garage/shop has been geared towards still being able to park both cars in the garage during project down times. I plan on completing the outfeed table this weekend.

-- Ted

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#5 posted 1282 days ago

Same here, I share the garage with the cars as well. Looking forward to seeing the final product.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 1282 days ago

thanks A10GAC. Hopefully I’ll be done this weekend. It’ll be a luxury to not have to set up that roller stand.

-- Ted

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