the worktable is nearly finished, at this stage i recieved some welcomed help from my girlfriend who has finished her exams. what is left to do is finish the eletrical wiring, finish the filter for the downdraft and organise the drawers and shelves.
here you can see the current state:
the top is finished with a beech edge, and 12mm mdf on top, applied 2 coats of BLO, and then 2 coats of BLO/poly mixture. it feels smooth, but still woodlike. i could have gone for melamine, but i prefer something softer that isn’t going to damage my workpieces.
you can see the switch that will turn on the turbine.
here you can see my homemade vise mechanism:
it took less than 30 minutes to make, it’s verry basic and costs less than $5 in materials.
i had to mix blue with green to obtain a similar color to the one of my favorite tool brand ;)
the drawers are mounted on casters, it’s the first time i used them, and all the handles are homemade out of beech because i thought 9 euros a piece was way to expensive for similar ones!
this is the “turbine” for the downdraft action, it blows the air out from the back of the table. above it (not in pic) is an opening in wich i will insert the filter.