Workshop construction from dream to reality. #10: outfeed table

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Blog entry by DalyArcher posted 02-20-2020 01:02 AM 796 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The first major-ish project in the new shop was to finish setting up the tablesaw. I knew I wanted a large outfeed table in place to support sheet goods. I did not necessarily want the table to function as an assembly table as I did not want the area to become cluttered with project pieces which would have to be moved to facilitate a mid-project ripping operation, so no t-track or over abundance of dog holes.

I picked up a few sheets of birch plywood and started sizing the cabinet components. I built a base of 2×4 and set some insert nuts and carriage bolts in place to act as levelers. I wanted to incorporate my compressor in the cabinet, but other than that, plans were pretty fluid. I did have to work around the large motor door that swings open for my saw, which meant a few gables in place of full cabinets.

I had envisioned a torsion box top for this project, but by the time the base was in place, I only had room left for a 2 1/2” thick top. I had originally thought to add cut outs to stash tools and such, but abandoned that thought as I envisioned it becoming a bad habit and a a catch all.

I ran some conduit under the base and set a 120 and 220 outlet in the cabinet to accommodate the compressor as well as my jointer, etc.

I am going to pick up some local birch for face frames and wrapping the top. I would like to add a laminate layer to the top and still have to cut in slots for the sled runners and add some drawers for blades, nail guns, etc. It has been a very “fluid” project. the concept changed multiple times and things were often re-worked or re-thought as it came together.

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