|Project by Holzarbeiterin||posted 11-24-2014 01:53 PM||3513 views||16 times favorited||9 comments|
I moved permanently to Germany about 10 months ago. Before I moved I was a member at The Woodworkers Club in Rockville, MD. The place is awesome. If you are ever in the area you should look them up and stop in.
Before I left I used my time to build some tools for my new shop. I deceided that I wanted to build things to a high standard not just in how it functioned but in how it looked as well. The top of the table is made from 1/8” Chechen rosewood scraps over a double layer of baltic birch plywood. I had rosewood left over after I buit a bed for my house. The curly maple on the fence and the trim were left over from a few boxes I had made. The table top has mulitple t-track options to give me the most flexibility for safely clamping parts in place and for accepting custom built jigs. Below the sacrificial plate I have drilled and tapped leveling screws into 1/4” brass plate so I can use any thickness scraps when I need to replace the sacrificial plate. I made some pre-drilled inserts that allow me to use sanding drums in my drill press.
The fence is made from 1/4” x 2” solid brass right angle material. The brass angle and the fence are notched to accomodate the drill chuck. I turned the curly maple knobs as a final touch. The table is attached to a base that gives me storage under the table for drill bits and also has a separate “box” around below the sacrificial plate so I can have dust collection when I use it as a drum sander. The base is smaller than the table top so I can clamp around the edges of the table if I need to.
I’ve been using it nearly a year now and I have not found anything I would change. It perfectly suits my needs.
-- Linda - It's only a mistake if you do it twice!