Table Saw Outfeed Table #1: Reclaiming lumber

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Blog entry by empeg9000 posted 10-12-2012 02:38 PM 2791 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have needed to build an outfeed table for over a year. I also am tired of using my table saw as a workbench. I replaced my stairs last year with a new set of oak stairs. I saved as much of the lumber as I could from the old stairs. I decided to make an outfeed table using as much of that lumber as I could.

Here is the pile of lumber I have

I set my Robland combo machine up

Here are the pieces I selected for stretchers

Douglas Fir 4X4X8 cut in half for the legs

I cut my wood to rough length then it’s onto the jointer

Cutting the legs to length

Stretchers are now cut to length

I cut dados in the legs for the stretchers. I had to do it the long way with many table saw passes since I don’t have a dado blade.

That’s it for now. I will post more later

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 05:47 PM

I share your pain of not having a dado stack for the table saw. It works, but man is it slow.


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#2 posted 10-12-2012 09:25 PM

Yeah it was really slow considering how many I had to do and how thick I was making them. Oh well I got it done and they came out okay.

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Adam Baird

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#3 posted 10-17-2012 08:46 PM

Let me get this straight…you’ve got the crazy expensive incra fence and you’ve got no dado??? ;)

Seriously though…looks great!

-- Adam from Indiana -

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 10:59 AM

Adam that is correct. My wife was nice enough to get me that and the wonder fence for Christmas last year. I am hoping to get a dado this year. I am saving of for the Forrest dado. Not cheap.

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