The last steps in this project didn’t take too much time. First, I attached the front top panel to the two hinges. Next, I attached a guide support made from two 1/2” plywood pieces to the rear upper wheel cover. This piece also has two hanger bolts to mate with holes in the front upper wheel cover. There are also two thumb nuts and bolts for adjusting the blade guide. The blade guide fits over these bolts and can slide up and down by loosening the nuts. I next screwed the metal blade guard to the support column. The last step was to make a baseboard; I used a 2×6 pine board and dressed it up before gluing and screwing in down. This project in now complete. With that said, should I stain and seal it? Not sure at this point. I’m looking forward to tuning this machine up and putting it to use!
Couldn’t resist putting on a final touch for bragging rights!
-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."