The "over and out" feed table

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Project by markew posted 11-01-2017 02:45 PM 2223 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted an out feed table for my saw, which is on a mobile base and decided to make it large enough to store on top of my saw. I do not have a work shop, so I occasionally convert my two car garage into my wood working shop. When stored, the saw and out feed table: takes up no more room than the saw did before, protects the cast iron saw top and serves as a work bench.
The table top is a sheet of 3/4” well sanded plywood, covered with multiple coats of poly. Poly slides so well I will keep it as is, I had planned on testing the table out, before investing the time and expense of adding a Formica top. I would then only need to remove the thickness of the Formica from the bottom of the board that rest on the saw rail. The two legs of the out feed table are adjustable via carriage bolts installed into t-nuts. The table sets up very quickly with a pair of clamps and adjustment of the aforementioned carriage bolts. I had a spare wrench so that now hangs on a hook on one of the legs. The underside of the table has 3.5” plywood supports, while the perimeter of the table has 4.5” plywood supports. The one inch difference enables the 3.5” boards to rest on the table saw top while the 4.5” perimeter boards just fit over the sides of the table saw, thus locking the top in place when stored on top of the saw and easily “unlocked” by lifting the top an inch and sliding it off.

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 06:50 PM

Very smart design.

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