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  • Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

    Anybody build one yet? I've got limited space so need to come up with something that folds. Just looking for some ideas. Thanks.

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    Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

    This is what I plan on building.
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    • #3
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      That is nice! I plan on making one of the authors fold down router tables. He has some great stuff!

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      • #4
        Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

        Initially I had intended on building a flip up extension, but I didn't want the extra weight hanging off the back of the saw all the time. I added a fixed 10"x38" extension on the back of the saw and attached it to the cabinet (not the top) with 2 heavy duty angle brackets. I cut 2 pockets in the frame work to accept the 2 runners I attached to the removable extension. The removable extension is 24"x32" and is held up at the far end by a 1" dowel rod with an adjustable foot.

        My table top is now approximately 12" deeper than the standard table and I can just slide in the extension to gain an additional 32" of depth.




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        • #5
          Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

          Great Job Mike!! How about a pic of the underside

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          • #6
            Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

            Great work Mike65072! I too am leary about putting strain any additional strain on the granite. Would you do anything differently?

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            • #7
              Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

              nordichomey - No, I wouldn't do anything different. This set up works good for me in my small shop. I especially like the fixed addition. I work on a lot of small projects and the 12" extra depth on the table helps a lot.

              iamwelty2 - Here's the underside of the framework and brackets. 3/8" nuts and bolts thru the cabinet and 3/8" lag bolts in the wood. I used pine to keep the weight down as much as possible.






              Here's the back side of the removable extension. The runners are a snug fit in the pockets in the frame. The hole at the bottom is used to catch the dowel rod used to hold up the far end of the extension.

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              • #8
                Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

                you are a genius!! Nice Job...

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                • #9
                  Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

                  Thanks Mike, I had already seen the one from Woodworkers Journal, but wasn't sure about the extra stress on the cabinet from the folding leg. I like the fact that your main table is removeable. The only change to yours I will probably incorporate is to make the table as wide as the granite top and add two folding legs. Thanks again. OldHunter

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                  • #10
                    Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

                    This is great! I too have small shop and this would work nicely for me. Thanks for the additional pictures!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

                      Go here and look at the benefits of this puppy

                      http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24461

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                      • #12
                        Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

                        I will echo the other congrats on a creative and well thought out addition to the R4511. I am just finishing assembling mine. How did you connect the two brackets to the cabinet eg just screw/bolt them in or did you use any kind of backer inside the cabinet for added strenght?

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                          Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

                          http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29941

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                          • #14
                            Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

                            I did something a little different for my outfeed table. I took my old Craftsman saw, adjusted the height, and turned it around back to back to my 4511. Now I have a very stable outfeed table that doubles as another saw. That way I can keep a dado blade on the Craftsman and just crank it down below the table when not in use. Works great.
                            Rocky
                            AndersonsWoodworks.com

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                              Re: Folding outfeed table for the 4511?

                              Originally posted by byga View Post
                              I will echo the other congrats on a creative and well thought out addition to the R4511. I am just finishing assembling mine. How did you connect the two brackets to the cabinet eg just screw/bolt them in or did you use any kind of backer inside the cabinet for added strenght?
                              I used large fender washers on the inside for a little extra support.

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