Tablesaw Outfeed / Assembly Table

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Project by Jeepin85CJ7 posted 08-31-2018 10:45 PM 1495 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is another project from early 2017 – and it was really fun to build. I just basically made a big cabinet. Prior to this with my old table saw, I made a table with a shelf that had 1/2” plywood legs nailed to create at 45 degree corner leg. It was as crappy as it sounds, but it did the job until I got my new tablesaw – and I made a lot of decent projects with it.

This one is made of Pine plywood – just cheap stuff I had laying around the shop and the top is made of MDF and Melamine – trimmed with my chainsaw milled oak on the top and Pine face frame. I looked high and low for a nice design that would give me storage and also hold my really big crosscut sled that I had created. So I ended up with this – the top shelf/pocket holds my 40” long Crosscut sled. Then just for rigidity, I broke up the bottom with a divider and then shelves. It has an awesome amount of storage – currently I haven’t even filled it, although I think I could if I cleaned off some of the “horizontal storage” places that I currently call benches. In the top, I cut miter slots and oversided them by about 1/16” on each side – so about 7/8” wide.

My only problem is that I screwed and glued the top, so I can’t replace it as I fixed the shelf in and I only have about 6” of space to try to remove the screws. But here’s to not having to ever replace it – or so I hope. I have started using this as my main assembly table and have my clamp rack right next to it, so it works out perfectly. I even made a toe kick and then added the adjustable/leveling feet on all the corners to make sure I could true it up to the tablesaw.

So far, so good. The overall dimensions are 4’ Long x 31” Deep x 35” tall and the top shelf is 6” deep and full length/depth to accomadate my overly large crosscut sled.

Thanks for looking! More projects to upload – also sorry about the pictures, I normally take them when I am exhausted and just take a quick one to get back in the house!

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#1 posted 09-01-2018 06:42 AM

Nice and with some storage will come in handy..

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#2 posted 09-02-2018 06:05 PM

Nice outfeed, you will love that melamine top for letting wood slide along. I also like a big cabinet rather than a table type outfeed. I don’t know if I am just a hoarder, but my TS has more accessory items as any other tool I own, so it makes sense to have a cabinet close by to store all the “stuff”

I am about to make a new one, and like you, I am planning a shelf for the sled, but I also want a wide drawer for all the pushers, items for my guard, splitters and such, plus a few of my most used blades will need to be close at hand, as I am a blade swapper, and use a dedicated rip, cross, ply, and dado for each cut as it is best served. Never much got into that “combo blade” thing.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

“I cleaned off some of the “horizontal storage” places that I currently call benches.”

That made me laugh, it is so true. Build any flat item, and I can cover it up, usually with stuff that has another home.

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#3 posted 09-02-2018 11:26 PM

Thanks, and I am still considering thinking of building a drawer/shelf combo for under the right wing of the Saw – might be an idea you can utilize!

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