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Project by ScottM posted 06-10-2019 02:22 PM 907 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally have an out feed table. Before I got my new saw, I built my workbench to serve as the out feed for my old saw. But the new saw is shorter so that no longer worked. Then I saw a project posted here that looked like the answer. I made mine 24”x36”.

I bought some cheap 16” folding brackets off of Amazon. I wasn’t expecting too much, but they had a “stated” weight load of something like 250lbs. I think they will hold up fine but I wouldn’t put anywhere near that load on them. Cheap is cheap.

I attached some scrap blocks to the saw cabinet with self tapping screws. Yeah, that stung a bit running screws into that shiny cabinet… The brackets were then laid out and attached to the blocks with 2” SPAX screws.

The top is 3/4” birch plywood with some scrap sapele to cover the edges and stiffen the plywood a bit after knocking the corners off to save the hips. Cut some stop dados for miter slot extensions. I also cut out a notch in the front end to allow me to hook up my dust port with the table fully folded instead of having the table lay against it. Getting everything aligned and working correctly was the most time consuming part. I think this will work out fine. Almost forgot. Finished it with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 06-10-2019 02:25 PM

How cool is that! That should make your TS much more pleasurable to use now! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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fivecodys

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#2 posted 06-10-2019 03:43 PM

Nicely done. I was curious about the radius cut until I saw the last photo.
Again, nicely done!

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

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#3 posted 06-10-2019 05:28 PM

Nice Job S’M.

One suggestion if I may make that could be worth considering… A couple of holes on the top near the release levers of the folding brackets for easy dropping of the table,

beats reaching under and groping about… the other holes were not there to give the sawdust an escape plan but to marginally lighten weight of the table. My brackets were cheap and nasty and I didn’t have much faith in them.


..... Yeah, that stung a bit running screws into that shiny cabinet…
- ScottM

Know the feeling, BTDT! Not trying to blow smoke up your cloaca, however, have you heard of rivnuts? I only discovered them recently, though I’ve been informed they’ve been around for years… in fact Moses even used them to build the Ark.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 06-10-2019 05:37 PM

Great timing. I am in the process of making an outfeed table and looking using 3” hinges and a leg that drops down to hold the table up. The folding brackets look like a much cleaner solution. I just order some through Home Depot.

Really like yours… my saw is much older, about time I drilled some holes in the cabinet.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 06-10-2019 06:38 PM



Nicely done. I was curious about the radius cut until I saw the last photo.
Again, nicely done!

- fivecodys

Thanks. Yeah, I went back and forth on that in my head but decided to do it so that it folded all the way flat and didn’t hit the dust port.

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ScottM

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#6 posted 06-10-2019 06:40 PM



Great timing. I am in the process of making an outfeed table and looking using 3” hinges and a leg that drops down to hold the table up. The folding brackets look like a much cleaner solution. I just order some through Home Depot.

Really like yours… my saw is much older, about time I drilled some holes in the cabinet.

- PaulDoug

They are cleaner especially if you need to be mobile with your tools, which I do. You can move it without worrying about the leg hanging down or trying to adjust a foot on the bottom for your uneven floor.

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#7 posted 06-10-2019 07:47 PM

It’s a good one.

-- James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 06-11-2019 10:12 AM

Thanks for posting this nice project. I have been wanting to do the same thing. I too am leery of tapping screws through the cabinet and I’m wondering if rare earth magnets would be strong enough to replace the screws.

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