Shop Furniture #4: Outfeed Table, Take Two

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Blog entry by mawilsonWCR posted 09-07-2021 02:29 PM 342 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Looking back at the outfeed table design, I see that it’s way over-engineered. 2×6 framing is overkill. 6 legs seems to be too much as well. After watching a You Tube video from J-woodworking (a Korean hobbyist), I took a shot at reworking the outfeed table design. Not so much rework as start over.

The basic design survived. It’s still 34” tall, 48” wide and 84” long. It still has two shelves under the top. The overhang on the saw side is still 12”. The top is still two sheets of plywood.

The image doesn’t show the details clearly. The legs are two 1 1/2×3 cut from 2x stock and glued to make a 3×3. The rest of the framing is 1 1/2×3. The frames use lap joints for the cross members. Legs are joined to the top frame with, for lack of a better name, what I’d call a castle joint:

The outside ends and side of the shelf supports are dovetailed into the legs.

This design probably isn’t stronger, but it is more interesting.

PS. This version will have workshop casters, too, just as soon as I correct the CAD model I got from Sketchup. As an aside, many of the models in the Sketchup 3-D Warehouse look good, but contain errors other CAD tools (e.g. Fusion) take exception to.

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