Outfeed Table for Shopsmith

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Project by oldguy2 posted 02-02-2015 03:00 PM 5443 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My outfeed table is a melamine sink cut out. Plywood would work. Size 18×24. the cut out at the table end is for fence adjustment. This end mounts over the rails with two large electric cable clips and nuts and bolts. use washers underneath to bring the table level. I beveled the front edge to prevent jamming. Below is a wood bar pressure clamp using a large bolt and wing nut to press against the rail and the block at the end creates an imbalance. the far end is held up with the telescoping legs on a one inch dowel, sand a flat spot on one side and screw it on. leave about 2 inches projecting for the supports.. I sealed the melamine bottom green after my first board warped. Set the blade height, if a narrow cut set the fence a rough setting, then clamp the table and raise it level just using a board on the table or a level. on the legs set the allen screws facing out for quick setting. This has held boards up to 4 feet easily and when I rip longer I use this and a roller stand. its been fast and easy to set up.

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#1 posted 02-02-2015 03:56 PM

Pretty neat, Hal.
Have you posted it on the Shopsmith forum?
I have a Jointech system with router table on the right side that uses the telescoping legs. I used PVC elbows and short “nipples” to connect mine. Changing the height of my table is a real chore due to the Jointech table.
But, your out feed table would work great on my shorty.
Thanks for posting this.

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#2 posted 02-03-2015 03:44 AM

Great job, I love seeing shopsmith solutions

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#3 posted 02-05-2015 03:37 AM

I like my shopsmith but man is the table saw function of it trash.

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#4 posted 06-28-2015 08:53 PM

Nice. I’ve owned two versions of the official Shopsmith support table, have built a couple versions of my own design and have used the 510 floating tables and legs. Shopsmith tool users have this challenge in common and it’s always interesting to see how others attack it. Thanks for sharing, Scott

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#5 posted 09-09-2017 05:59 PM

Very interesting project and love my Shop Smiths. Yes more than one. LOL

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