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.
I’ve had very little time to work on this project but I’m nearly done. I’m currently working on the support leg that’s a little different than most. I’m happy with how the table turned out but the hard part is building the support leg. I’ve got it started and I’m just hoping it works in the end.