|Forum topic by petergdenmark||posted 06-23-2012 12:21 PM||2454 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-23-2012 12:21 PM
I have a small shop, and living in the sticks, the shop serves as more than just a place to do woodworking. So everything has to be mobile, and space can’t be wasted.
So i looked on the net for ideas for a mobile outfeed table, that could also serve as an assembly table and workbench, and then add some drawers to it.
There are some problems:
- My floor isn’t bad, but not perfectly even either. So some adjustability would be good. But adjustable caters are hard to get, and they are expensive. Thought about using levveling feet on the table, and then using one of the many ideas on the web, with retractable casters (like Norms assembly table). But the table is going to be 6X4 feet, and loaded with stuff, so the idea of having to lift the table in order to make the wheel dis-/engage isn’t that appealing. Some use lever mechanisms, but they take up a lot of internal or external real estate.
- The table is going to move around a lot, so lining up grooves in the table with the mitre slots is going to be a hassle. Would making the outfeed 3/8 lover than the saw (to allow mitre gauges etc. to slide over the table top) work, or is your experience, that this compromises the function too much?
Pictures or links to your setups would be great.
-- I'm from Denmark, but live in Sweden.