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post #1 of 3 Old 03-06-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Table Saw Wing Table

I needed a wing table for my table saw to catch the end of material especially when cross cutting panels. I didn't want to spend any money so I used a sheat of spruce sheathing that I had extra from another project, some maple strips I salvaged from a dumpster, and and old desk top I scrounged years ago.

Here are a few shots of this little side table. Check out my photo albums for a few more.

I used a wobble dado blade but I never have liked wobble blades. Someday I'll buy a stack dado.

Assembling the case.

Cutting the top from an old piece of desktop material I scrounged.

Milling the maple for the edging, out comes the thickness planer.

I glued and nailed the edging on. I hate filling and sanding nail holes, I should have just glued it on but wanted to get it done quicker.

I glued in thin strips of maple for drawer glides.

Assembling the drawers, nails for the sides and staples for the bottoms. I used 1/2" spruce sheathing for the sides and 3/8" for the bottoms.

The drawer fronts are spruce as well edged with maple. I trimmed the edging with a flush cut router and then sanded to a final flush finish.

I used a piece of walnut to make a couple of drawer pulls. I cut a deep cove for the finger pull then cut them to length.

The pulls just screw on from behind. I think they look ok.

I had to cut the feet to fit the sloped floor but it sits solid and flush with the table saw.

Time to urethane.

This is the water based urethane I used.

And here it is finished and in place next to the old Atlas.

And when I don't need it for a wing table I slide it against the wall next to my old router table.

This was a fun little shop project to help me get back into the tools. I kind of like the contrast of rough sheathing with the maple and the walnut pulls, at least that's my excuse for using what I had kicking around.

I want to build kitchen cabinets soon so between a little practice and a lot of reading in this forum I think I can do it.

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Nice work.
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The use of an old desktop brings back memories. That is what i used for the top of router wing on my tablesaw, i think it was 1-1/8" thick and rock solid. great job
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