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Offline Gwerner

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My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« on: July 10, 2015, 01:14 AM »
Just picked the top up today from the CNC shop. Decided to use this project to practice with some very basic furniture building and learn how to use the Domino. Still need to level it out and put a finish on it.


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Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 08:51 AM »
That's a great looking top, it also looks if you extend the miter slots, no interference with the hole pattern.
Bryan

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Offline lawhoo

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 10:01 AM »
Wow, that looks terrific!  Thanks for sharing.  A few questions:

If you don't mind sharing, how much did this CNC job cost, and could you have had multiples done at a lower per-unit cost?

I see that the hole grid omits some of the holes in the middle of the table.  Why?  (I suspect there's a very good reason that I'm just not recognizing.)

Did you use MDF for your tabletop?  I can't tell from the photos.

Offline Sven

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 12:41 PM »
I'm guessing the lack of holes is due to a center support impeding access to clamping.

Great job, and your table just might be the incentive I need to get one built for myself!

-S

Offline Gwerner

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2015, 02:02 PM »
Sven is correct, there is a center support that blocks access to clamping. I did leave the 3 holes there just to give me a quick eye reference to where the center of the table is.

I wish I could take credit for being able to extend the miter slots without interference, but that was just pure dumb luck  [embarassed]

The top is MDF and the frame is just standard red oak from Lowes.

I don't have an exact cost for just this top, I also had two smaller ones done at the same time. The total cost for all three pieces was $325 including materials. I didn't ask about quantity discounts.

Offline lawhoo

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 03:37 PM »
Thanks.

Offline briankb

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 11:25 AM »
A few more questions. If the outfeed table height flush with the table saw?

Would you consider adding a solid sheet under the top with a cutout for dust collection? Then you could use the space underneath as storage without concern for dust and debris falling on your tools.

Offline Gwerner

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2015, 11:46 AM »
A few more questions. If the outfeed table height flush with the table saw?

Would you consider adding a solid sheet under the top with a cutout for dust collection? Then you could use the space underneath as storage without concern for dust and debris falling on your tools.

It's now sitting 1/8" lower than the table saw which is working out pretty well.

I'm planning on adding a drawer system underneath and will install a solid sheet to keep the dust out of them.

Offline Len R

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2015, 07:36 PM »
Nice top.  What brand of overarm table saw guide/dust collector rig is that? 

Thanks.

Offline rlp

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2015, 08:55 PM »
The blade guard looks like a Grizzly: Grizzly Overarm Blade Guard

Offline Gwerner

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2015, 09:39 PM »
Nice top.  What brand of overarm table saw guide/dust collector rig is that? 

Thanks.

Sorry @Len R , somehow I missed your question. It is indeed the Grizzly model.

Offline Len R

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2015, 10:19 PM »
Thanks for following up! Appreciate the info.

Len

Offline Hnnguyen85

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2015, 09:30 AM »
Your outfeed table looks great and I plan to build one very similar to it. Luckily, my work has a 20 feet CNC router so I can get the top cut for the cost of a sheet of MDF. Did you have to route out the groove for your miter slot or is it not hitting?

Offline Gwerner

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2015, 11:39 AM »
Your outfeed table looks great and I plan to build one very similar to it. Luckily, my work has a 20 feet CNC router so I can get the top cut for the cost of a sheet of MDF. Did you have to route out the groove for your miter slot or is it not hitting?

I haven't routed the miter slot. I have the table sitting just below the bottom of the miter slot and so far it's working great, but then again I haven't cut anything all that large on the table saw since building the table. Once I start cutting longer pieces I may need to bring the table height up a bit.

Offline sl_1800

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2015, 09:26 AM »
Seeing that just added one more project to my list of shop updates!!  Thanks
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Offline ivanhoe

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Re: My MFT/Outfeed/Clamping Table
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2015, 04:53 PM »
Very nice table! thanks for sharing!