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Shop built Sliding table for Tablesaw #6: Building the Outrigger

11-29-2014 12:15 AM by Todd Swartwood | 6 comments »

I started with a scrap of 1/2 MDF big enough to get both sides of the outrigger. I believe the measurements were 48” long, 16” high at the end next to the saw, and 12” high at the outer end. This picture shows how I laid it out: I began by ripping down a Douglas fir 2×12 into strips about 2 3/8” wide. I used this for my framing around the edges.I left the small end open and laid the 40 X 80 mm extrusion in the center parallel to the side that was cut square. I then laid out 6 sets of bearings, 3 for each side of the extrusion. I laid the bearing out so there was one set at the top and bottom of the extrusion near the narrow end of the outrigg...

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