Part-Time Outfeed Table for the Bandsaw
When I began resawing longer and heavier pieces of wood on my bandsaw, I decided to add an outfeed table to support the load. I could not find a commercial outfeed table that fit my needs, so I came up with this design, which is simple to make and can be installed or removed in seconds. One nice feature is that the table is always perfectly aligned with the bandsaw table.
To build the outfeed table, first make and bolt the attachment block to the bandsaw table. Locate the block so that the top of the outfeed table will be flush with the top of the saw table, then drill holes for the bolts and attach the block to the bandsaw table.
With a temporary support holding the outfeed table level, drill vertical holes in the front lip of the table through the attachment block and countersink two bolts to pin the table to the block. The connecting bolts will stay in place with gravity alone. Now measure the length of the brace and the cut angle at the bottom. My saw has a 1-in. platform around the base that makes a natural perch for the bottom of the brace. If your saw does not, you will have to attach a block near the bottom. Secure the top of the brace to the underside of the outfeed table with two hinges.
Remove the temporary support, and the outfeed table is ready to use.