Adjustable Height Outfeed Cabinet/Table

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Project by newTim posted 04-24-2011 06:24 AM 21406 views 78 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I tried a number of different types of wheels and could not find any that could swivel, lock, and variable height. I don’t plan on moving the table around very often, but I still want the option to do so. And, since the garage floor slopes, I would need to be able to compensate in the event I ever want to move the saw to another location. In any event, I tried to pick a couple of pictures that show the logic of the wheels. These have the 1/2” x 13×5” removable bolts (stems). The second to last picture shows the assembly of the parts left to right. I buried a square nut in a plywood sandwich and use nuts below and above to lock the wheel assembly in place while still allowing the wheel to rotate. The table top and drawer fronts are laminated from a piece left over from my assembly table project. The cabinet has five drawers and is 48” wide x 28” deep. I plan to do a bog on this project, but these shots pretty much sum it all up.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 06:46 AM

This is a really cool (much needed) idea. I really like how you combined a table, storage, and an outfeed tabe all into one. Nice work on the feet, but nice work on the whole project as well. Also…I really like your shop. Very neat & clean. Wish mine was like that.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 06:57 AM

Thank you for sharing. I appreciate you showing detailed pictures so I don’t have to think to hard how you accomplished it :) Very helpful

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 10:42 AM

Hey Tim,
Sweet job and shop…well done.

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 11:14 AM

Way to use the old noodle. Great idea.

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 12:32 PM

Sick, Sick, Sick. A clean neat shop is the sign of a sick person!!!!!

Hey newTim, That is great. Love your shop, Too!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#6 posted 04-24-2011 01:29 PM

Nice shop, Great build.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#7 posted 04-24-2011 02:37 PM

very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#8 posted 04-24-2011 03:15 PM

Tim, well done, home made solutions are the best.

Thanks for posting.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#9 posted 04-24-2011 03:23 PM

Excellent design and build, Tim. I’m sure this one will be copied by many.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 04-24-2011 05:24 PM

I’ve been planning an outfeed table/bench similar to this, but never considered putting it on adjustable casters… ...I really like what you did. Thanks for sharing.

-- -Jay Hartman - Morrisville, PA

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#11 posted 04-24-2011 09:50 PM

Hey Tim, that is so cool.

I just have to give myself some time and build some shop furniture.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 04-24-2011 10:21 PM

Beautifully done !!!

When locked, do you get any “wiggle” or “shimmy” on those casters ? I’ve put casters on most of my machines, and—for the most part—found I have to live with at least some movement, when they’re locked down.

-- -- Neil

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#13 posted 04-25-2011 12:20 AM

Thanks all. NBeener, no there’s actually not that much movement. I have to lean on it to get it to sway. I was surprised it is that stable because all the weight is sitting on four stems. It does weigh a lot and will weigh more when I load it up so that might have something to do with it.

In response to a few private emails, here are some more pictures. The SawStop overhead dust pipe is connected to the back of the table rather than the back rail of the saw. I had an idea to use this as a separate dust collector when I work on the tabletop. I figure I could plug it in to a router or circular saw.

It really does move.

The drawers are very deep, but accessible with full extension glides.

And here’s the money shot.

-- tim hill

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#14 posted 04-25-2011 12:41 AM

very neat idea and it looks saweeeeeeeeeeeeet next to the sawstop too.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#15 posted 04-25-2011 12:52 AM

I love my shop and hate the floor. Very uneven. This is a must have idea. Your too smart…......

-- mike...............

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