MY OUTFEED TABLE for Small Table Saw

About: 1945 was a very good year. No, not for wine ... for me. I was born. Yes, I'm old, Father William, but brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. So let me welcome you to the Little Sho...

This is my small table saw and cart for which I built an outfeed table.

Step 1: OLD-SCHOOL PLANS

Being an old-timer I sill draw plans by hand on graph paper. You know the adage: Measure twice, cut once? Well, good thing I remembered to do that. The rollers are actually 2 1/2" high, not two. Whew!

Step 2: I CUT THE 2 X 4S TO LENGTH

I double checked to make sure they were all the same length by butting them up to a speed square.

Step 3: I BUILT TWO FRAMES

Here's a tip: when marking out studs 16" on center, gang the studs together, measure 15 1/4", 31 1/4", 47 1/4" etc. and draw a line across both studs (this is how they build walls with top and bottom studs. Then mark an X on the side of the line the stud will be going. Line the studs up with the marks and they will be 16" on center.

Step 4: I SECURED THE TOP TO THE FRAME

I calculated the position of the flattest of the two frames (yes, wood warps) and secured the top. To center the top I positioned the frame against an edge and took half of the overhang on both sides and drew lines.

Step 5: I ATTACHED THE LEGS

Using the top as an assembly table I secured the legs to the other frame, flipped it and secured it to the top frame. Then it was just a matter of screwing on the casters.

Step 6: THE TEST

I rolled my small table saw cart over and tested the height of the outfeed table. It was a perfect fit. This turned out to be a really nice table, and the largest in my small shop. I'll probably use it primarily as an assembly table; and the fact all my carts are on casters makes working in a cramped space quite pleasant.

Step 7: PROLOGUE

This is the last cart I need in my little corner of the world. I hope you gleaned something from this Instructable. And as usual, comments are always welcome and questions are always answered.

KJ

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