TS with out board motor, added fixed and fold down out feed table

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Project by Cruiszr posted 05-04-2014 02:00 AM 6155 views 25 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would share my new TS out feed table that I have been working on to replace what I have been using up until now. The old table took up valuable space in my small shop. It was something I through together until I could come up with a better design. Here is what I was using before:

Most of the out feed tables I have seen on LJ has been for TS’s with the enclosed motors so wasn’t much help with what I needed. I did find a couple of designs on You Tube which was helpful in getting started. Here are the photos I took along the build process.

After building the frame to cover the motor it was determine that the frame needed to be shimmed 1/8” to get the 3/4” plywood top at the right height to the TS.

Dry fit the table top made from a 4×8 sheet of white wood.

The folding part of the out feed table was then frame and test fitted to TS.
A 48” piano hinge was used to attached the two frames together .
The fold up legs became a real challenge, because there was not enough space for a 30” leg with the extension top only being 20” deep. It required that I redesign the fold down frame to allow the legs to fold the width of the table. and to have adjustable height.

The legs needed to fold out of the way when the extension table was down.

The fold up legs are 3/4” plywood for supporting the extension table which was not intended to be used as an assemble or work table. If additional support is needed 2×4 legs are clamped for the added strength. Primary design use is an out feed table.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#1 posted 05-04-2014 02:14 AM

What a Great design. I also have a table saw with the motor hanging out the back. I hope you don’t mind if I copy some of your ideas. Jim

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#2 posted 05-04-2014 02:24 AM

Not at all, legs gave me the most trouble, had to redesign that part to get it to work out.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#3 posted 05-04-2014 02:57 AM

very slick design!

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 11:34 AM

What a beast! Are those 2×6’s?

I have a similar saw and was thinking along the same lines – fixed + folding would be the way to go. I was figuring 1/2” plywood for pretty much the whole build to keep the weight down, but now you’ve got me wondering if there’s a benefit to “going big.”

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 12:24 PM

The basic frame is constructed from 1×4 pine except the piece that attaches to the angle iron rail which was cut down from a 2×4. I used a sheet of 3/4×4x8 white wood for the tops. Hope that helps.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#6 posted 05-04-2014 12:59 PM

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.


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#7 posted 05-04-2014 01:08 PM

Just what I’ve been looking for.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#8 posted 05-04-2014 03:25 PM

What a great job, Love seeing these types of projects! Way to go.. I so need this….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 05-04-2014 04:57 PM

Way to cut !

I use the portable (never get set right for at least the first dozen cuts)—portable roller things!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#10 posted 05-04-2014 10:10 PM

Fantastic concept. Been mulling over a bunch of different designs for my TS and I think I like this one the best. I especially like how two thirds of it folds out of the way when not in use. My TS is a bit smaller so I may downsize to 2×4’s

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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#11 posted 05-04-2014 11:20 PM

Thanks Tom, just so you are aware, the frame was made from 1×4’s. I did cut down a 2×4 for the wood attached to the angle iron on the back of the TS. I wanted something that was light weight and easy to lift up and down on the folding part of the table. The tops and legs was constructed from a sheet of 3/4×4x8. Hope that helps

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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#12 posted 05-05-2014 10:21 AM

It sure does, I’ll be collecting materials this week and hopefully start putting something together on the weekend using your post and pictures as a guide. Thanks again.

-- Tom T, upstate NY

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