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Shop Made Sliding Table for Tablesaw

It's kind of rough around the edges, and I'm still tweaking it, but here's my version of a sliding table for my table saw.

It gives me about 31" before the blade.

There are three 28" full-extension drawer slides (mounted flat), that control the range of motion before the blade. They're mounted under the top-most level, so as to allow only the top-most level to be pulled back, before the blade. This reduces the weight of the top that slides all the way back.

And there are three 24" full-extension drawer slides (mounted flat), that control the range of motion past the blade. This reserves most of the weight for when sliding beyond the blade (which involves both the top and the second level together), which doesn't usually require the full extension.

Even with the sliding table, I managed to keep the entire table saw setup completely mobile (ignore my claustrophobic shop.)

The beauty of using drawer slides, is that the table has a wide range of forward and backward motion, but the table itself doesn't have to be that long, like other sliding table setups I've seen.

The stacked forward and backward tables can be "locked" in place, because the slides have a built-in locking feature that would have kicked-in when the "drawers" were closed. It's nice because when I move the saw around the shop, the tables don't slide willy-nilly, but they're easily pushed out of their locked positions when needed. They're in their locked positions in the first pic.


It was all based on the sliding table and cross-cut fence I found here.


Here is a video of how the table moves. It was taken with my cell, just to get something out quick, but I'll post some better footage soon.

Here is another (better) video of the table in action while cross-cutting a wide panel.


Any questions at all, or if you want a pic from another angle, by all means, just ask in the comments.


Thanks for visiting.



Update:
There had been an issue with the sliding table top-level sagging a bit when it was pulled all the way back before the blade, so as to accommodate a wide panel for instance. So I came up with the roller assembly you can see in the bottom three pics. I used two shower door roller replacement kits I got at the orange big-box store. It seems to have worked really well. There's a fraction of the sag that was there before. I'm pleased.
































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Cherry tall chest of drawers

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Cherry tall chest of drawersIve been building this dresser for around 4 months on and off between long work shifts. It is made mostly of quartersawn cherry with some flat sawn in there. The secondary wood is poplar. The pictures dont do the grain justice , lots of curl , ray flecks ,etc. Both the case and drawers fronts are dovetailed by jig.
I didnt try to follow any particular style but its sort of drifted torwards shaker as the project progressed. The plans and design was all done by myself. Many many hours of drawing before i got to cut any wood.



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Thin strippers - for short and long strips (post)

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Thin strippers - for short and long strips (post)Thin strippers
for short and long stripsHere a couple of jigs I made yesterday, some call them rippers, but I find that kind of barbaric (Jack the Ripper) and since you can strip in all directions, not just rip and often in fiber boards also, then strippers must be the right name – even if some may lift an eyebrow, but as we say in Denmark 'for the pure, every thing is pure'. ;-)The stripper jig with the handle is for short strips and the one mounted on the gauge is for long strips, specific for a Festool table, but same princips can be used on any table saw.The post is from the blog: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/129568 where you can read much more.
Pictures:
1. The short stripper on the wall, next to half the man he used to be and my daughter laughing.
2. The stripper running up the fence
3. Sawing the rabbet.
4. Backing strips.
5. Saving the handle on the band saw.
6. The long strip jig for the Festool table.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, perhaps even a thin stripper…Best thoughts,MaFe



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My horologium clock

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My horologium clockHorologium clock.VDEO



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