Went to town today to pick up the materials for the outfeed table I want to add to my saw.
The plans are from the Feb. 2009 Woodworker’s Journal.
I will be making my version a little bit wider and longer to fit my saw.
The plans are reproduced online here:
The drawing is here:
I was able to get some laminate scraps from a cabinet/counter top shop.
Then, I went to HD for the wood.
I got the MDF board and the lag screws, no problem.
Then, I began to look at hardwoods for the the rest of the needs.
The only 3/4” thick hardwood I can find anywhere in town is a very nice looking dark mahogany.
My view is that I’m making a tool not furniture.
It’s a waste to use the mahogany for this application.
Although, it would look nice!
Everything else, oak [my preference], poplar, maple, etc., is 1” material.
Granted they’re almost the same thickness, only about 1/32” thicker.
The only thing I can see that might be affected in this is the fabrication of the mounting plate.
I will need to laminate pieces together to get the thickness I’ll need for it.
Is there anything else I need to watch out for if I substitute the 1” material for the 3/4”?
-- Every mighty oak is nothing more than a nut that has stood it's ground.