I followed the link and saved the page-beautiful work!..thanks! I liked the enclosure too-especially the door for larger materials! You have some great skills and insights! I am still working on my shop-converting a jalousie porch-and sorting out workflow to get the right tools in the right place to get busy-so seeing things that are useful and beautiful is inspiring-thanks for that!
Here’s a link to the Sketchup models of both the bench and the enclosure. Feel free to use them!
Can’t wait for the scrabble game with the kids now…if I can remember all that…and in the famous words of Phil Rizzutto “Holy Cow !!”
Here are some photos of a box outfeed table I built. Even lighter weight with all the holes, but not sure how well that would work for you.
That is great and inspirational work too! With a plenum built in!
That is seriously cool-off the hinge-but not!
Glued up… So thankful I had a friend help, that is a lot of glue and a lot of joints to setup in 30 minutes.
I’ve been following this thread and I’ve gotta say I have some serious clamp envy!
Ha! I did all the cutting at a maker space in town. Used almost all their clamps. Check out tool auctions, sometimes you find clamps for cheap.
I don’t have that many at home so had to improvise. That walnut slab is quite wet and HEAVY.
I suspect I AM the makerspace out here where I live, haha! I moved a few miles outside the city before summer of this year. I’ve had quite a few of my new neighbors come over to chat, all the while looking past me and into my garage to see what the heck I’ve got going on out there. I bought the house 3 months before we actually moved in and spent the first couple of those months just getting the garage ready for liftoff. Anyways, what you’re doing looks really nice, I’m almost wanting to rebuild my bench now, very cool stuff!
Getting there. It will be interesting to see if this works like in my head.
Meanwhile, a moment of silence
Sometimes I can be a little oblivious to the obvious, but I hadn’t noticed before that your torsion box is in fact the bed of your machine. That’s really slick and solves the issue I have where I’ve put so much waste board on my machine that I’ve lost some Z-axis, especially when using longer bits. So where does it go from here? Supplementary waste board on top, T-track, inserts? Very nice work, now I’m even considering a bench rebuild even more.
I like your front mounting design. You mill those yourself? Keeps your ability to do end work on the shorter boards. What type of clamp are you going to build for that?
Now I want to build a table like yours but base it on a set of rails like this…
I did http://a360.co/2wLqyJO Freely downloadable. Though you should look at the top attachment part for the belt clipping. The new design does not have the two holes. You could do a single hole for the new clip design.