RAS table build

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 11-06-2011 10:44 PM 3189 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At last I have gotten around to building my RAS table. Ironically, I’ve had the saw a year to the day, so many other things to do but today I got it done.

The table is 36-1/2×27” made from 1-1/2” think kitchen work top I salavaged from a dumpster. I chamfered the front corners and edge banded the edges with some left over oak flooring.

Due to space and the fact my SMS is right next to it I had to keep the fences in line with each other so I only get about 11-1/2” of cut. To be honest this is as much as I need as I’ll just be using it for rough cutting of larger boards and perhaps some dado cutting.

I covered the main table with a 3/8” thick MDF sacraficial table to protect the main table. I then chamfered the edges and get it a wipe pf poly for further protection.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#1 posted 11-07-2011 04:04 AM

Very nicely done. I do not think you have to worry about the top warping. I have to send you a picture of a 1 5/8T X 4’W X 8’L dining room table top I just built out of guarter-shawn white out. It took four of us to load it on a trailer. Your shop is one to be proud of! You are like me when it comes to over building rather than under building.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 11-07-2011 07:34 AM

Hiya Mate,

You finally got ‘er done…..Stellar job on the build…..You’ve been waiting a long time to finish it up. With a good thick top, she’ll hold up to anything you throw at her…..You’ve got the shop looking good, with all the new cabinets, storage, etc. Get that dust collection set up, and you’ll be ready to capture the saw dust, too… Thanks again for the pics….Nice job on the build….Years of pleasure out of this tool…...

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#3 posted 11-07-2011 08:13 AM

Lookin’ good from here David! ;-)) sorry to hear about you woes on teh other page. Hope you get it figured out quickly.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 11-07-2011 10:29 AM

Thanks for the feedback fellahs, very much appreciated. With it being seperate from the SMS station it was a little fiddly to get it all level, some metal working was needed. Every time I use the grinder in the shop I have to hang around for an extra 1/2 hour in case something is smouldering away under a bench somewhere.

Thanks again.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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