Shop built Sliding table for Tablesaw #4: Sliding table almost finished

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Blog entry by Todd Swartwood posted 11-25-2014 01:01 PM 5007 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made quite a bit of progress yesterday, thought I would show some of those pictures and than go back to the build process.

After getting to this point I had to make a test cut, I was not disappointed. I used a 4 X 4 sheet of 1/4” mdf
the cut was so perfect no adjustment is necessary. I will get back to the build a little latter today. I must say I am like a guy in a tool store with excitement.
All I have left to build is the outrigger, and will work on that today.
Please take the time to comment, if you find this at all interesting.

Have a blessed day, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#1 posted 11-25-2014 01:12 PM

Wow Todd. You’re really going to town on this one. Good progress.

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#2 posted 11-25-2014 01:31 PM

Wow. That table is huge.
Being able to handle large sheet stock is really cool. Good job.


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Todd Swartwood

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#3 posted 11-25-2014 02:50 PM

Thanks Joe,
However it seems as if it is taking forever.

Thanks Steve,
Without the outrigger I did not want to apply much weight but cutting that 4 X 4 piece of MDF was amazing.
No struggle, no worry of kickback, I love it.

The extension table remove very easily, just remove the 3 ratchet knobs and loosen 3 nuts and it slides right off.
Have you figured out I love it???

Thanks for your encouragement, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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#4 posted 11-25-2014 06:08 PM

Wow thats a serious project! Favorited.
Now all you need to do is mount a large router in the outfeed table for perfect tennons etc and you got a Felder/Martin/SMC/Robland combination saw..
Enjoyed reading through the blog. Lotsa idears to bring to the shop.

Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 11-25-2014 08:59 PM

Wow! I am super jealous. I would love to have a slider

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#6 posted 11-25-2014 09:55 PM

I actually have a router that angles mounted in the right wing of the saw. I also have a multi-router that I use for my mortise and tenons, as well as other joints as well.

Thanks Kaleb, I have really been enjoying this build. I think I like to build things to work with more than building other projects anymore.

Thanks again and have a blessed day, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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