Outfeed Table

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Project by TheGravedigger posted 10-28-2010 01:01 AM 13485 views 18 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This outfeed table was designed and built to complement my new tablesaw. It is constructed of 3/4” maple and BC exterior plywood, and assembled primarily with pocket screws and glue. This was my first pocket screw project, and I must say that in certain situations they are definitely worthwhile.

The “notch you see in the fourth picture was necessary to provide clearance for the motor and guard, and added a certain complication to an otherwise simple frame-up. The finish for the base is boiled linseed oil, and the top is finished with two coats of shellac rubbed out with steel wool and wax.

For full construction details, go to the related series of articles on the Little Good Pieces blog, starting with:

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 01:48 AM

That 3/4” top won’t take to kindly to bench dogs, but I DO plan on putting one or two Record-style vises in reinforced areas. I picture this doubling as an assembly and (as Shannon the Renaissance Woodworker said) a general stuff collector. Right now, I’m just happy that I’ve got a place for stuff to go coming out of the back of the saw.

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 01:53 AM

I hope this works well for you. I made a similar table several years ago to go behind my Grizzly saw. I use it for a workbench as much as a storage area and a table saw table. The only trouble I have had is that it moves with the seasons differently than my table saw, and so there are times that the top is not flush and the grooves don’t line up with the miter gauge. I have a horrible floor in my shop, one that is broken up and cracked from not putting in wire or rebar back in the early 1960’s when the garage was built (not by me). It’s hard to say whether it is the floor movement, or the table’s wood movement that causes the issues. I bolted it to the back rail of the table saw fence, and that stopped a lot of the issues….....until I really need it to line up, and then it has moved and won’t.

Nice project,

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 03:13 AM

Very nice

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 03:14 AM

Looking at that last picture, I thought, “Is his shop in a GYM?” Turns out, the answer is yes!

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 10:03 AM

Nice design and finish…good job.

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#6 posted 10-28-2010 02:14 PM

Nice table should store mant tools on it LOL

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

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#7 posted 10-28-2010 07:35 PM

Nice, Add a bottom shelf and you will have a bunch of storage to go along with it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 10-29-2010 03:57 AM

Mark, I purposefully left a bit of clearance between the saw top and the outfeed table to allow for some changes. Also, the miter gauge slots are a little wider for the same reason.

JJohnston, I guess it looks that way. It’s a multifunction building that also includes equipment storage and maintenance spaces. The woodshop is the back half, about 30×40.

Deke, yes, it’s a SawStop. I did without a tablesaw for several years, and decided to go for it. The specs are the same as for the medium cabinet saw, but the price is a good bit less. I don’t begrudge them a single penny! I’ll be doing a review sometime in the future after I’ve lived with it for a bit.

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#9 posted 10-29-2010 05:08 AM

Very nice. It’s amazing how such simple things can be so valuable in the shop.

-- Travis, South Dakota

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#10 posted 10-29-2010 05:45 AM


Nice OF table. Thanks for sharing!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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