|Project by Roz||posted 04-20-2010 09:46 PM||5043 views||10 times favorited||21 comments|
I bought a Benchtop Mortising Machine on a lark the other day and had just the right spot to store it in my workbench. The trouble was, that spot was taken up by my chopsaw and I had to figure out what to do with it. My solution was this portable box with a fold out feed table that fits into the space at the end of my bench. I do not use this tool often so this is a good space saving solution for me.
I built the box out of half inch plywood I had laying around the shop and 1×6 shelving. The box rides on 2 1/2 inch locking casters and the feed table folds down beside the bench to allow for storage. The legs of the feed table fold inside the table and each other. When extended they lock into place against stop blocks.
The table is stable enough to allow for the pull out drawer to be fully extended with the chopsaw on it. When the feed table is extended it is even more stable. It also provides storage for a bench grinder.
At the end of the feed table I installed a piece of 1×8 that adjust vertically to hold the material being cut level.
I still need to add a PVC pipe to the end of that adjustable piece to cut down on fricton. The entire thing works well. I stainded it with a little left over exterior house stain.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."