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    extra B.Saw table surface?

    has anyone you folks got a extra table setup on your band saw? got some 48" 8/4 that needs some scroll cuttin and my table for the saw isnt large enuff to support it well.. and i got a piece i can use for the table but where do you postion it? beypund the cut or in frt or rt side complty.. centered???/ got a pic of yours for me to see or a link that shows one? thanks this doesnt look like a jig saw job to me!!! not even a festool
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    What a coincidence. My PBS station decided not to have a fund raiser yesterday and they actually showed a New Yankee Workshop episode. In it, he cut out his table top on his band-saw and was using his shop built auxiliary table. I had seen it before, but I could not help thinking, I need to build one of those. I suggest you check out his website, he probably had an episode on building it.

    P.S. I believe he showed using the setup in the front, but I think you could move it around to the side if you wanted for re-sawing.

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    When I first glanced at this thread I thought you were asking for extra B.S, which I thought was odd cause I thought you had an adequate amount already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    When I first glanced at this thread I thought you were asking for extra B.S, which I thought was odd cause I thought you had an adequate amount already.


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    Ok, I read your post a little closer and Norm's is really a circle cutting jig for his bandsaw. Personally I think you probable need both an infeed extension and outfeed extension, maybe something along the line of:

    www.woodcentral.com/articles/powertools/articles_828.shtml

    This is an outfeed table, but you could build the same for the infeed. I need to do the same, because I have the same problems. I still want to build a circle cutting jig for the table saw to supplement my router circle cutting jig.
    Last edited by Bill Satko; 12-21-2008 at 07:50 PM.

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    I have an outfeed extension on my bandsaw. I made it for using a sled on the bandsaw

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    The table attached via this rail. There are a couple threaded knobs that clamp the table onto the saw.

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    The fat parts of the legs are sliding covers for the turnbuckles in the legs.

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    Since the bandsaw is right next to my lathe now, more often than not the outfeed table is used as a nearby flat spot to set things down when I'm turning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Since the bandsaw is right next to my lathe now, more often than not the outfeed table is used as a nearby flat spot to set things down when I'm turning.
    So what you are telling us, it is REALLY your lathe auxiliary table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    When I first glanced at this thread I thought you were asking for extra B.S, which I thought was odd cause I thought you had an adequate amount already.


    .....carry on.
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    ok both of you guys are headed for coal in yur stockings,,yur jist benun mean today yuo would think i gave some of you harasment in the past and vaughn thanks for the support and hook up ideas... my old B.Saw doesnt have any fence system and no holes in the table yet.. but i can put tsome in it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    So what you are telling us, it is REALLY your lathe auxiliary table.
    My whole shop is pretty much the lathe auxiliary table.
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    Larry

    You can fasten some hardwood strips 1"x1" or 3/4"x3/4" with washers between the wood & the factory table edge to make it stand off because most table edges aren't flat, then drill mounting holes down through the new large top & wood strips to mount the table to. This way you don't have to drill holes through the top of your table top.

    I made a bigger table using Nick Englers instructions & plans. The table fits around the factory table which makes it very difficult to mount & get the two tops level with each other. But the method of mounting is the same as described above & should work great with a table mounted on top of the factory table.
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    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 12-22-2008 at 01:36 AM.
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