|Project by RetiredCoastie||posted 11-05-2009 04:51 AM||5085 views||25 times favorited||8 comments|
The table base is 2 sheets of melamine laminated with solvent based contact cement and then screwed together with 40 #10 screws and then sealed. The table attach dogs are 3 hard maple blocks cut to match the profile of the metal DP table with a small gap so the auxiliary table doesn’t bottom out on the dogs.
Due to the table extending out and blocking out the elevation crank I extended it with a threaded rod, a rod coupler with set screws and then turned to accommodate the crank handle. I’m machining an offset bracket that will support the extension and tie it to the table allowing smooth operation of the elevation mechanism.
The band wrapping around the table is poplar that’s finger jointed, glued and screwed to the table and then plugged. The finger joints were a big pain in the butt. Calibrating the jig took about 4 board feet of stock but I was determined to have the 1/4” fingers come out with exact spacing on the 1 1/2” band and now I have an accurate jig for 1/4” fingers.
The fence is a work in progress but will have “T” track on the top and on the front face of the fence. I’ll get the “T” track after the wood show on Friday and hopefully finish it this weekend.
The “T” tracks are inlaid into the top and secured with machine screws and “T” nuts and then Masonite is attached with double sided tape. The hold down dogs are made from hard maple.
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