Tablesaw Outfeed Table

from Bill Bruxvoort, Leighton, Iowa

^ Bill wanted a stable outfeed table that could also fold down when not in use. He constructed a 4' square table with a top of 3A" white melamine-coated particleboard edged with rubber T-molding, then installed hinges between the tablesaw's back edge and outfeed table. The leg/rail assembly also folds in on hinges.

In-line skate wheel

Hoist Track from Stan Harder, Omaha, Neb.

Most woodturners visiting Stan Harder's shop are fascinated with the homemade hoist track above his lathe. Initially intended to help lift heavy logs onto the machine, Stan now uses the apparatus, made from an 8' piece of angle iron bolted to ceiling joists (below), mostly to move the lathe's tailstock out of the way with ease. The carriage (bottom) consists of bolts, more angle iron, and four wheels from in-line skates. (Stan finds used skates at secondhand stores.) The hoist extends from the headstock of the lathe to just over the outfeed table of Stan's tablesaw. When he doesn't use the carriage for extended periods, he stores it to keep it out of the way and to prevent the wheels from flattening out.

In-line skate wheel

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