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Folding Out Feed Table

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Project by BburgBoy posted 04-26-2019 03:52 PM 7481 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed this folding outfeed table for my Laguna Fusion table saw. Top is 3/4” oak veneer plywood trimmed with 3/4” ash and topped with a few coats of oil based poly. Folding 16” brackets are from Rockler. They are attached to a glued sandwich of standard 2×4s run through a planer to square up.

The supports are affixed to the metal cabinet via self-tapping screws. In addition, the cabinet normally has fence storage supports on the back, which are affixed with bolts screwed into nuts welded to the inside. Obviously, I had to remove those brackets. But I used the holes for additional support—some 1.5” bolts (metric thread in this case).

Indeed, as I measured and re-measured before final installation, I installed the wood supports temporarily using the bolts as a guide. Tolerances are exacting in order for table to sit level and just the right height – about 1/16” lower than cast iron surface – so, I spent a lot time getting this part right. Once you drive home those self-tapping screws, you don’t want to move them…

At this point, it’s a bit difficult to reach under the table and squeeze the release tabs while dropping the table. I saw a similar installation on Colin Knecht’s website where he developed a lever to simultaneously squeeze the tabs. I’m sure I’ll do something similar.

Many thanks to other woodworkers who posted similar projects. Thanks especially to Matthew Truax for the inspiration seen here https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/408809.

-- Larry, SW Virginia





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#1 posted 04-26-2019 04:53 PM

Excellent work Larry. Looks rock solid and it’ll be darned handy :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 04-26-2019 05:40 PM

thats a great way to go,gonna make life a lot easier.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 04-26-2019 05:59 PM

Looks great, well done! Almost too nice for the shop. :-)

-- DannyW

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#4 posted 04-26-2019 06:52 PM

Well done! You are going to enjoy that for many years to come. Thanks for showing!

-- Mike

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#5 posted 04-27-2019 01:20 PM

Nice work, and a utility that you will enoy the use of in many years!

I build a simular design a couble of years ago – and it has been of greate use. From outfeed table to assembly table!
I followed this description:
https://www.rockler.com/how-to/building-outfeed-table-mount-table-stand-support/
It has a different solution to the support below the table.

-- It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

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#6 posted 04-28-2019 02:50 AM

Larry , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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