Outfeed Table

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Project by AndyPickler posted 02-10-2018 03:06 PM 2364 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project posted to this site. Background…I’m just starting to feel like I’m getting beyond the beginner stage of being a woodworker, even though I’ve done it off-and-on for 17-ish years. Just 2 years ago we moved into a new home in which I got a good portion of the walk-out basement dedicated to being my shop :-) I finally in the last six months have the job situation stable enough (for now) that I have free time to do woodworking a reasonable amount of time to have some consistency (always a struggle before).

Anyway, I primarily drew inspiration from this project from 2 main Youtube videos:

Wood Whisperer:
Jay Bates:

I wanted to keep it simple, so that all the errors I make in every project wouldn’t stack up to a disaster by the end ;-) I probably used only about 2 sheets of plywood. Note to self…that 7-ply-ish plywood at the big orange store that looks like a Baltic Birch replica bargain ( the unfinished version of this: which is $10 cheaper than the item in the link) no bargain. Bottom line…you get what you pay for. It is made overseas, has a super-thin veneer that is easily chipped/damaged, the plies had many voids (didn’t hold screws great), was bowed, etc.

For the inevitable question about miter slot channels…so far I haven’t cut things using my miter sled or miter gauge that were deep pieces for which I needed an outfeed support. Plus, I didn’t have the foresight to make the top out of double-thick plywood, so routing grooves in 23/32 inch top would be “no bueno”. It only took about 1-2 weeks of my spare time to build this, and my wife said she’d love it if I ever wanted to build a better version…so there you go.

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#1 posted 02-10-2018 04:05 PM

Great first project! Welcome to LJ’s. Nice shop. Looking forward to your future contributions. I’ve seen those videos and have those casters in my Amazon shopping cart.

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#2 posted 02-10-2018 04:38 PM

Yes I have my assembly table able to slide right up like this. It is a great way yo have multiple uses for work stations when you have limited space. Yours is nicer than mine BTW. Mine is just Formica on the top. But it is a work station.

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#3 posted 02-10-2018 10:19 PM

Yours is nicer than mine BTW. Mine is just Formica on the top.
- dannmarks
Oh…I don’t know about nicer. My top is just a sheet of cheap ($35) plywood from the big orange box store. Formica for some purposes could be even better.

And @CaptainSkully the casters I installed are from Rockler (but I believe they sell on Amazon as well). Here’s the kit:

And the adjustable leg levelers are just some inexpensive ones from Amazon:

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#4 posted 02-10-2018 10:20 PM

And if someone didn’t need/want the ability to remove the casters, Rockler sells them as just bolt-on units for quite a bit less:

I should’ve just gone with those. Oh well.

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#5 posted 02-10-2018 10:23 PM

Interesting…right now you can save money on Rockler’s site by buying the quick-release plates (link below) separately along with the casters (see link above):

Right now the combined kit is $25 more…and I can attest to the “kit” being the two of those items individually just thrown together in one box. Nothing special included with the “kit”.

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