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Blog entry by Bstrom posted 02-12-2021 08:30 PM 670 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been meaning to make this for a while to better handle rough stock during resaw. Finally broke down and got it done – it’s not permanently mounted. Uses a pair of clamps to secure it to the back rail of the Grizzly fence. Can be moved along the table to position. Measures 12” wide and 24” long.

Please let me know what you think.

-- Bstrom



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#1 posted 02-12-2021 08:37 PM

nice job!

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#2 posted 02-12-2021 09:12 PM

Gotta be handy for resawing longer boards – looks like you have a riser block on your saw as well ? Sometimes I wished that I had put one on my saw when I bought it. Too many times I had a board more than 6” wide to resaw

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 02-12-2021 09:22 PM

Much cleaner idea than things I have done in the past 8^) If it works and is sturdy/secure, it’s a winner! Being supported with the bandsaw base is a big plus, the saw moves, the table moves.

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#4 posted 02-12-2021 10:05 PM



Gotta be handy for resawing longer boards – looks like you have a riser block on your saw as well ? Sometimes I wished that I had put one on my saw when I bought it. Too many times I had a board more than 6” wide to resaw

- recycle1943


The riser is nice but with a 1/3hp motor sawing gets sluggish at times. A 3/4hp or more motor is the last piece of this puzzle…

-- Bstrom

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#5 posted 02-12-2021 10:08 PM


Much cleaner idea than things I have done in the past 8^) If it works and is sturdy/secure, it s a winner! Being supported with the bandsaw base is a big plus, the saw moves, the table moves.

- splintergroup


Thanks, splint. It is very solid and adds a much needed surface to all bandsawing. I added the bigger base recently to add stability over the cheesy wheels-only I had at first. That’s what gave me the idea to make the outfeed table. Gonna leave it on as I’ve found it doesn’t take up much room in the ‘storage’ area…

-- Bstrom

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#6 posted 02-12-2021 11:28 PM

One thing I forgot to mention is to be careful when any largish logs are fully resting on the new table, things can get tippy!

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#7 posted 02-13-2021 03:23 AM

I really like the simple design. Once I tackle all the other new shop setup tasks I have I would like to add something like that to my saw.

-- At some point in your life you will use everyone of your tools as a hammer.

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#8 posted 02-13-2021 03:28 AM



One thing I forgot to mention is to be careful when any largish logs are fully resting on the new table, things can get tippy!

- splintergroup


Yes! That’s why I added the extra wide base to my saw – the saw tipped over once on its smaller ‘baseless’ casters. Boy, did I feel foolish but no damage, thankfully.

I tested out the outfeed table with a Bradford Pear limb right after I finished it and it was just fine. Figuring out how to cut a thick limb or log well is going to be a leaning curve in itself but the new 24” x 26” rolling base is very stable.

-- Bstrom

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#9 posted 02-13-2021 03:32 AM


I really like the simple design. Once I tackle all the other new shop setup tasks I have I would like to add something like that to my saw.

- DBwoods


I made this from scrap deck flooring and a ‘framed’ thin plywood piece to match up height with the table. A strap style hinge with countersunk bolt heads on top connects the outfeed table to the bolt-on support deck flooring piece. Blocking underneath provided clamping surface at the table end. the assembly can be slid along the rear fence rail for best positioning as the base block is long enough to work that range. Very simple. I can provide more pix if you need them.

-- Bstrom

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