Outfeed table for my tablesaw

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Project by buck_cpa posted 06-02-2014 12:38 AM 14421 views 36 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished my new outfeed table. My old one was an old door mounted on 4×4s so this is a great upgrade. Inspiration came from this dude:

Thanks so much for posting.

-dimensions: 4’ x 5.5’ 36.75” high
-case: maple plywood from HD… Do not buy this product! It’s horrible. A few bucks cheaper than birch but loaded with voids and in some pieces it wasn’t even glued. Do not buy!
-drawers: kreg jigged with hardboard bottoms. I used the $7 – 24” slides at HD. I’m pleased with them.
-top: torsion box with sandwiched mdf and hardboard. I wrapped it in poplar with a roundover.
-electrical: wired three outlets and one switched outlet for the air compressor.
-casters: 6 – 3” 200lb load rollerblade wheel style from harbor freight. Quite sufficient.
-hardware: spax screws, ikea utility pulls ($2 for 6)
-cost: $400

A couple notes… I can’t stand my air compressor so I attempted to dampen the sound with the some foam board. I might end up going with Sheetrock. The top is detachable. My ridgid is 37” high and it appears most cabinet saws are 34” high. So when I bite the bullet on a jet cabinet – I can put a new thinner torsion box on it.

Lastly, the miller lite bottles with the caps are perfect for the shop… Keeps the dust out.

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#1 posted 06-02-2014 12:44 AM

my favorite way to test whether my torsion box is level is to use the “cold can of beer” test.

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#2 posted 06-02-2014 01:22 AM

How many beers does it take to make it look level?

-- I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay, I sleep all night and I work all day.

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#3 posted 06-02-2014 05:03 AM

Beautiful job!

-- Making sawdust in Idaho since 1968

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#4 posted 06-02-2014 06:13 AM

Now I wish – once again – that I had a bigger shop. Not only does this look great, but it is also a great use of space. Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 06-02-2014 08:02 AM

very nice project…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 06-02-2014 04:51 PM

Hello buck_cpa

Very impressive outfeed table

Very nice project

I like it

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 06-02-2014 05:28 PM

This looks great! nice work.

How well does the foam insulation work for your air compressor? I was thinking about doing something similar for my shop vac.

Very nice build!!

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#8 posted 06-03-2014 09:32 AM

Like it! Ill take a beer please.

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

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#9 posted 06-03-2014 03:19 PM

I’m thinking about making a smaller version of this (3’ x 4’) to fit in my garage shop. The table I use now has nothing underneath it and my compressor is sitting under there making a bunch of noise. I need to up the storage capability of that space and dampen the noise like you mentioned.

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#10 posted 06-04-2014 08:11 PM

“great upgrade” is a good description. That table looks good well before beer kicks in. Thanks for posting.

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#11 posted 06-27-2014 04:37 PM

Very nice job. Great storage also.

-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.

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#12 posted 10-16-2014 10:33 PM

Stunning outfield table. Mine will need a lot more work, and a few more beers, to look that good.

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