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The 3-day outfeed/assembly table with t-track top. 4' x 4'

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Project by RichBolduc posted 12-13-2018 09:16 PM 3432 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So i’ve desperately needed an outfeed table and an assembly table for a while now. Working off my miter bench in front of the fence just wasn’t cutting it, plus I had no way to clamp things down. Well I had to take vacation days from work or lose them, so last weekend I decided to build myself something I’ve been thinking of for a while. Based roughly off of Caleb Harris's and Johnny Brooke's designs, I quickly designed something up in SolidWorks and went from there.

Overall, i’m happy with it. This is probably the largest and most complex thing I’ve attempted so far and most of the initial cuts were done with a circular saw since I had no way to support material with my G0690. Coulple of times while routing out the top, the guide slipped a little and the melamine chipped some when putting in the t-tracks, but it’s still totally functional. Plus it’s going to get beat on anyways.

The base is made from 22/32 Purebond Poplar plywood. One side has 8 drawers while the other has 4 and a shelf for my Ridgid sander. I was hoping to have enough room for my Wen belt/disc sander in the shelf are also, but the spindle on the Ridgid is to tall.

The base is a torsion design, and I plan on putting leveling feet and casters on it eventually.

Drawers are about 17” deep

Top is just over 4’x4’

Trim is hickory

Front vise is a Yost 7” with Ash.

Top is 22/32 Poplar Pine with a 5/8” Melamine layer.

Overall: 6 pieces of 22/32 Ply, 2 pieces 1/4” ply, 1 piece 5/8” melamine, 5 4’ T-tracks, 6 t-track junctions, 12 16” drawer slides. 1 Yost 7” front vice then trim and vice faces.

Rich





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HokieKen

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#1 posted 12-13-2018 09:22 PM

Nice Rich! Great design. I’d love to have one of those if you need to burn up anymore vacation time ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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RichBolduc

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#2 posted 12-13-2018 09:29 PM

It would probably go quicker with more than just me doing it :P

Rich


Nice Rich! Great design. I d love to have one of those if you need to burn up anymore vacation time ;-)

- HokieKen


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fivecodys

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#3 posted 12-13-2018 09:39 PM

Great job!
Looks like the foot fell off your sander. That happens to me all the time!

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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RichBolduc

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#4 posted 12-13-2018 09:40 PM

Thanks.

haha yeah they never want to stay on it seems Rich


Great job!
Looks like the foot fell off your sander. That happens to me all the time!

- fivecodys


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becikeja

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 12:12 PM

An outfeed table is on my shop update list. You’ve provided some great ideas. Looks great.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#6 posted 12-14-2018 12:15 PM

Rich – We are moving next summer and I might need to borrow your design for an outfeed table for the new shop.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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RichBolduc

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#7 posted 12-14-2018 12:22 PM

Thanks. I might change up the vise section. Caleb actually saw it and commented on some things about it, so I’m thinking how I might make that section different. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll answer what I can.

Rich


An outfeed table is on my shop update list. You ve provided some great ideas. Looks great.

- becikeja


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RichBolduc

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#8 posted 12-14-2018 12:23 PM

Not a problem. I have a rough design and cut list in SolidWorks. Of course the actual cuts will need to change based on table saw height and material thickness.

Rich


Rich – We are moving next summer and I might need to borrow your design for an outfeed table for the new shop.

- EarlS


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#9 posted 12-14-2018 06:03 PM

Nice build and very useful to have.

I see one small thing missing. If you use you miter or a cross cut sled very much you will need to extend the slots from the saw top into the top of the out feed cabinet….unless the saw or out feed can be easily moved away from each other.

-- Les B, Oregon

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RichBolduc

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#10 posted 12-14-2018 06:20 PM

Good eye Les. While that normally would be an issue, the top of the table sits flush with the miter track so once I get around to making some sleds, they’ll glide right on top of the table :)

Rich


Nice build and very useful to have.

I see one small thing missing. If you use you miter or a cross cut sled very much you will need to extend the slots from the saw top into the top of the out feed cabinet….unless the saw or out feed can be easily moved away from each other.

- LesB


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Dwain

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#11 posted 12-14-2018 07:45 PM

That is an absolute beast! Isn’t it nice to start and work to completion on a project. That rarely happens for me. Seems functional for your use with all those drawers loads of storage. The T track looks fantastic. Nicely done.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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