|Forum topic by Jonathan||posted 04-26-2010 04:01 PM||1756 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
04-26-2010 04:01 PM
OK, this has to be our little secret… don’t tell my wife about this!
Not sure if anyone has done this before, but I’m sure a few of you have run into an issue of not having an outfeed table at your immediate disposal. I have not yet built one, but I needed one yesterday.
I was getting all set-up to cut the plywood for the mock-ups of the built-in bookcases I’m starting to build around our fireplace, but my workbench was covered with stuff and I didn’t want to move it across the basement even if I cleared it all off. I also didn’t want to drop the freshly cut plywood onto the floor. What to do, what to do?
(Pause… walk around the basement, looking for something to place behind the tablesaw as a makeshift landing platform for the plywood… there it is… right over there!)
An ironing board!
So I took the iron off of it and carried it over and set it behind the saw in preparation for my first cut. OK, too high. That’s an easy fix… hit the handle on the side of the board and knock it down an inch or so. Perfect! A little lower than the table top. And it clears the motor!
Why didn’t I think of this before?
So I got to cutting and what do you know? It worked like a charm. Narrow, yes, but the pieces I was cutting were only 12-inches wide to start with, so it was perfect.
All I had to do was vacuum off the sawdust and plywood splinters when I was finished and set it back in place. (I think I got all the little splinters!)
I hope you can keep a secret! ;)
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."