I need to change the thickness of the material called for by the plan

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Forum topic by 1voyager1 posted 07-15-2014 08:07 AM 1323 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-15-2014 08:07 AM

Went to town today to pick up the materials for the outfeed table I want to add to my saw.
The plans are from the Feb. 2009 Woodworker’s Journal.
I will be making my version a little bit wider and longer to fit my saw.

The plans are reproduced online here:

The drawing is here:

I was able to get some laminate scraps from a cabinet/counter top shop.
Then, I went to HD for the wood.
I got the MDF board and the lag screws, no problem.
Then, I began to look at hardwoods for the the rest of the needs.
The only 3/4” thick hardwood I can find anywhere in town is a very nice looking dark mahogany.
My view is that I’m making a tool not furniture.
It’s a waste to use the mahogany for this application.
Although, it would look nice!

Everything else, oak [my preference], poplar, maple, etc., is 1” material.
Granted they’re almost the same thickness, only about 1/32” thicker.
The only thing I can see that might be affected in this is the fabrication of the mounting plate.
I will need to laminate pieces together to get the thickness I’ll need for it.

Is there anything else I need to watch out for if I substitute the 1” material for the 3/4”?

-- Every mighty oak is nothing more than a nut that has stood it's ground.

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 11:55 AM

Looks like the sliding dovetail portion might need to be adjusted a bit since, but minor. Make sure all the bolt lengths are still appropriate. Dadoes for part (6) will need to be adjusted to match the stock thickness. Cross pieces will need to be 1/2” shorter or else the overall width will be 1/2” wider.

Do you own a planer? That would really simplify things.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#2 posted 07-15-2014 09:41 PM

OK, I’ll make another trip to town to pick up the hardwood so that I can get this started.

No planer yet.

-- Every mighty oak is nothing more than a nut that has stood it's ground.

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