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New Tablesaw Outfeed/Assembly Table

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Project by NohoGerry posted 12-07-2021 02:22 PM 789 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Moved into my new shop earlier this year and am now in the organization/outfitting phase. Since some of the first projects will involve building cabinets, I needed a new outfeed table that also doubled as an assembly/glue-up station.
Want to give a “shout-out” here to Marie at DIY Montreal who had a Youtube video showing the outfeed table she built for her shop-I used her design and modified it to my needs.

The dimensions are 4’x4’ built with construction lumber and MDF. One pair a swivel locking 5” casters and one pair of 5” fixed casters make it mobile. I also have adjustable leveling feet on each corner-while my workshop floor is very level, the feet allow me to “fine tune” the height of the table to put it 1/8” below the saw table for “catching” the sheet goods as they pass beyond the saw blade. Had some pine baseboard molding left from the trimwork in the shop that I used to band the edges of the table. Having the outfeed table mobile allows me to wheel it away from the saw so I can get to all 4 sides when using it for assembly work. I left sufficient space on the side of the table that fits against the saw to allow for dust collection hoses to be installed in the future.

I had leftover plastic storage bins from my last shop that held fasteners in a wall mounted shelf unit. So I used simple MDF stops behind the bins on the shelves to keep them from being pushed back too far below the top. They now hold all my fasteners-biscuits, pocket screws, wood screws, etc. to be handy when I’m using the table for glue-up/assembly work. Cut grooves in the top to accommodate the crosscut sleds I’ll be building next as well as future tablesaw jigs that use the miter slots. The remaining storage space on the shelves will be used for the sleds, jigs, fixtures.

4 coats of Varethane satin finish and 2 coats of past wax make the top slippery, and will help make glue drips clean up easy.

Since the leveling feet height are adjusted using an allen wrench supplied, I drilled a handy hole in one of the legs to store the wrench-that way it’s always handy when I need it.





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#1 posted 12-07-2021 05:37 PM

Nice job, both workpiece support coming off the saw, and quite a bit of storage. Winner winner.

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#2 posted 12-07-2021 05:56 PM

That is a nice out feed table and great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 12-07-2021 06:06 PM

Plenty of valuable storage space under the table. Does it attach to the table saw or just snug up to it?

This is another item on my to-do list, along with making something like this for the side table on the saw. Lots of lost space under there too.

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

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#4 posted 12-08-2021 02:46 AM

That looks great. I just put those same adjustable feet on two of my benches so I could make them level on a sloped garage floor.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 12-08-2021 05:31 PM

That’s a really great looking set up you have there.

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