Completed Outfeed/Assembly Table and Cross Cut Sled

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Project by ardbeg posted 03-20-2012 11:36 PM 3351 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, since spring is here I have decided to not park in the garage at all this summer and to turn my half of the garage into a permanent shop. So this weekend I went out and bought some 3/4 Baltic Birch and created a 48×42 outfeed/assembly table—adapted from Marc S (the wood whisperer). Since I have to be able to downsize come winter, I wanted a dual purpose piece, so I decided to not cut slots in it but used the leveler feet to bring it dead even with the slots in my table saw. A super big bonus to me was the additional storage space I gain under it for my planer, compressor, scroll saw, and who knows what else.

As an added bonus I had just enough ply left over to make a cross cut sled. I have just been using my Osborme miter for all those cross cuts but after popping a couple out with the new sled I think the Osborne will get a little lonely. The runners are black walnut, but I didn’t have anything nice in 8/4 so I just planed down a 2×4 and bevelled it for comfort.

Sorry the pics aren’t great—camera on my phone.

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 03-21-2012 03:01 AM

Nice looking upgrades and both will make life in Your (permanent ! ) work space(congrats !) a whole lot easier and safer when cutting on the TS. A CC sled is a must have fixture IMO and You will ask your self how You managed with out one, I use mine(several types) exclusively when cross cutting. Carefull with the blade exiting the back rail when using the sled, some kind of guard is a good idea ! Be safe and thanks for sharing…...ROB

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#2 posted 03-21-2012 08:10 AM

Great job, I made a sled yesterday. I put the fences on and have to install the tracks today. One thing I need to do is make an extension for my table saw to support the sled.

Nice set up.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 07:51 PM

Well done, having multiple tables at the same height is nice.
I did the same for my router table,TB & workbench.

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 11:30 PM

Sweet looking setup, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 03-22-2012 11:22 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Rob: Thanks for the tip on the rear guard—I will definitely incorporate that.

DMC: You are very right about the height. I am already feeling more productive in there. A lot of that has to do with the fact there is no set up needed when I walk in. It used to be pull out and level the saw, yank the DC out of the corner and attach, roll the jointer over….

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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