Now with the middle piece securely glued in place, it’s time to finish the project.
The middle MDF black glued in place from last night.
Next, four holes countersunk to accept the 1/4-20 BHCS that will hold the track in place.
View of the hardware installed from the top side.
The hold-down slipping inside the aluminum channel.
Both tracks installed.
Now to glue up the blanks for the left and right side. Since I only have so many clamps, I stacked the two sets together.
With both blanks dried, I glued them to the table.
While waiting for the glue to dry, I drilled a couple 1/4” holes through the extrusion that I will be using for the fence. The bolts are 1/4-20×3 1/2” carriage SS bolts.
Now I’m getting somewhere! The middle piece of MDF will not be glue in place, it’s removable/replaceable in case I goof up and drill into it.
The final step is to wrap some pine around it, mitered at the corners. The back is not continuous so I can remove the fence if needed.
And here’s the final product. It turned out exactly as I wanted and works exactly as I expected. And it was a lot of fun to put together.
Thanks for looking!