My little outfeed table grows up. Oh, and a new cabinet saw!
D'awww! Don't they just grow up so quickly?
It was only a few months ago that my outfeed/assembly table was built but now it has grown up so much.
Well, it has grown up 93 mm to be exact.
If you look closely you can actually see the growth spurts from ordinary plywood to scraps of film-faced plywood.
"But Jimmy", I hear you ask, to which I reply, "Just Jim will do".
"Ok, Just Jim, why would you go to all the bother of raising up your assembly table, and why by that very specific 93 mm?"
No, just "Jim", oh never mind. If you recall, I have an Ozito 10" table saw from our Lords and Masters at Bunnings. Now this isn't the worst table saw in the world, but only because Ozito also make this thing!
I could get nothing done with this PoS. Everything was flimsy, nothing was stable. I tried to make a better fence for it. I tried to make a new top for it. I tried to make a basic crosscut sled for it (man, those mitre slots are shonky as!)
Anyway, to make a long story short… I'm sorry, what do you mean, "Too late"? I bit the bullet and look what I found at the January sales at Timbecon! (Not sure if I'm allowed to use that word on here. We'll soon find out.)
Schweeeet, huh? The $300 off covered all my delivery and tailgate drop fees.
Anyhoo, my outfeed table had to grow up to match the level of the Sherwood.
Don't they look great together? You can hardly even see the leg grafts.
Oh, yeah. I built a crosscut sled for this one in a heartbeat!
Here's some details of the area around the clamp in that photo. It's just a little guide stick so I can get the table situated left to right so as to catch the runners of any sled that's using the mitre slots of the saw, as well as a distance limiter so the saw's fence, which hooks onto that white bar, has clearance to move.
Positioning guide. Has been glued and brad nailed here. Has since been screwed. I haven't.
I routed out extensions of the saw's mitre slots so that the crosscut sled, or any others, could move forward with the outfeed table in place.
The mitre slot extensions don't have to be very long because by the time the front of the crosscut sled is that far off the cabinet saw table, the sawblade will be coming out of the back of the safety box on the rear of the back fence. Not fun.
Anyhoo! Thanks for reading this far. I'm sorry I was missing in action for 3 months, but I'm all ready to go now.