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nd23rin

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04-07-2009 04:33 PM

Hello All

I am very new to woodworking although I am 30 years old. I have aquired a 3HP Grizzly cabinet saw, Grizzly Jointer, Porter Cable Router (cheaper one), other powert tools…jigsaw, etc. The table saw has a wing that is about 7 feet but no extension table. Does anyone have a good plan to build one easily?

Thanks,

Nick


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Gary

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#1 posted 04-07-2009 04:36 PM

Welcome aboard Nick. This is a great place. There is probably plans etc for build the extension here on the site but, hold on a few minutes and you’ll likely get lots of responses. Lots of great folks here that are willing to help.
Again, welcome
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-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 04-07-2009 04:57 PM

No sure what you are looking to add. Outfeed table? Are you talking about a missing table that fits between the fence rails on a 1023SLX?

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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Don Newton

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#3 posted 04-07-2009 05:11 PM

Welcome Nick, If you are talking about the table to the right of the saw between the rails,you can make one that is quite serviceable with a piece of plastic laminate covered particle board. You can also use this area to mount a router.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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nd23rin

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#4 posted 04-07-2009 05:12 PM

Yes, initially I need to fill the space on the right side of the table…then I wood need to add out feed. I was wondering, if these could be done in on step.

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#5 posted 04-07-2009 05:26 PM

I’d build a frame out of 3/4” plywood about 3” tall. Top that with 1/2” or 3/4” plywood and plastic laminate. This needs to be made exactly the same width as the cast iron table. If it is not, you will throw off the fence to saw blade alignment when you bolt it to the rails. I’d pull the rails off the saw to make my measurements.

If you have a tool supplier like Woodcraft, stop in and take a look at some of the extension tables on the display models.

You can probably order a replacement directly from Grizzly.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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Woodchuck1957

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#6 posted 04-07-2009 09:02 PM

nd23 where are you from ?

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nd23rin

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#7 posted 04-07-2009 11:38 PM

I am actually toying with the notion of ditching my table saw and jointer for the Eureka zone system. If anyone is interested in the central florida area shoot me an email.

Grizzly G1023S – 72 inch wings
Grizzly 4X6 jointer, stationary model
Both are in excellent condition

Selling both for $800, 550 for the TS, 250 for the Jointer.

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Woodchuck1957

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#8 posted 04-08-2009 12:03 AM

Go figure.

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nd23rin

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#9 posted 04-08-2009 12:28 AM

Apoloigies, I am losing my mind today! I am in Lakeland FL, right smack between Tampa and Orlando!

Thanks!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 04-08-2009 12:35 AM

Just looked at the Eureka zone system – Keep your tools.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Scott

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#11 posted 04-08-2009 03:07 AM

I agree with Mr. Clippinger. Keep your tools. That cabinet saw will be the workhorse of your shop. When you realize in a year or two that you need it back that same caliber of saw will cost you 2000-3000 to replace!

-- Scott, South Carolina

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#12 posted 04-08-2009 03:31 AM

keep your tools like others have said you will kick your self later if you sell them.

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#13 posted 04-08-2009 03:44 AM

Ditto. Having fallen for gimmicks when I first started woodworking I learned the $$ way so you’d be wise to heed the advice given, that system will never match what you already have.

You mentioned cheap PC router, what model? I wasn’t aware PC made anything cheap…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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Pete_Jud

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#14 posted 04-08-2009 04:21 AM

Like most here, The Table saw is the heart of the shop. Keep it, and build the right side insert. The right side insert is easy with cheap materials and will teach you some new skills. 3/4 ply or mdf for the top and some plastic laminate on top using contact cement will be fun, the frame can be just 2×4 stock for a simple frame.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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nd23rin

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#15 posted 04-08-2009 05:15 AM

OK, OK….I hear you! :) Let me explain, up until a month ago I couldn’t even turn on a saw. I gre up in a house where tools were not even present. I did tons of research and read tons of books over the last month or so, but I feel overwhelmed. I have this massive table saw, but no table to really use it the right way. What if it is not perfectly level…..how do I make it so?? Also, I keep hearing table saw horror stories about missing digits, etc! Anyone out there want to offer up some lessons!! HELP

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