|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-29-2016 11:34 PM||1446 views||6 times favorited||22 comments|
This is a small table to use in the vise in my milling machine to do quick small jobs that usually take a lot of set up time with a router or are almost impossible to hold and machine with a router. I use router bits in the mill a lot and crank up the speed!
I had to use this table ( photo # 5) to mill a part for my next project before the wooden clamps were finished. I used C clamps to hold it to the table. It works super!
The table is made from 1” Baltic birch plywood. I was going to install the aluminum tracks into it but I now have a T slot cutter so I put the slots right into the table.. I had to go down 1/2” in the table so I added a 1/2” reinforcement plate under the table in the back. I probably do not need it but I don’t want to take a chance with a heavy part on there. I can use this for steel, aluminum and plastic parts as well. The rail is hard maple and the clamps are red oak. This all wood laying around the barn. I did not have to buy anything for this project.
It is finishes with shellac.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!