I got a couple hours in today,
this afternoon, I started laying out the cut lines for the two angle braces to support and make square the two plates when everything is tightened permanently.
after I cut them out, I used a flycutter to clean up the cut lines on both pieces simulataeously.
Now I need to start looking at squaring up the 90 deg. angle I first used the factory sides of both pieces as a reference, against a precision square block, to orient the pieces square with the table as they are clamped in the vise.
Now I used this fresh cut edges to reference against the precision block, to true up the factory edges.
here are the two factory edges with there beveled edges, just like the factory edges of 2×4 lumber, I need to edge joint these to make a nice flat surface, on the edges.
after flycutting the edges, here is the result
a quick check against the surface plate and precision block, to assure all is machined square.
Now I am going to screw these brackets to the plates, but in order to make it easier to hold the angle brkts, when I transfer punch holes, I need to mill out a dado, in the router base plate to recieve the bottom of each angle brkt.
I need to be careful to not go too deep, or I risk cutting into the screw holes on the side,of the plate, So I set a depth to cut.
The angle piece is 1/2” thick so I use a 3/8” endmill to make two X axis adjustments to sneak up on the final width of the slot.
Using the workpiece itself as a guage.
Now they both fit, so I can move onto drilling and tapping holes to bring the base X axis plate assembly together.
Next I can start drilling and tapping holes to assemble these brackets on, then move back to the router sub base plate, to start laying out the guide rails ect..