Introduction: A Cheap & Useful Cutting Table
I make this cutting table 3 years ago, and I was made many things with it.
Step 1: Any Short Explanation
The pictures are of the first version. Later I took the angle grinder to the center of the table, screwing it to a board of iron of 1/8 inch so that the sharp disk stood out more than 1/2 inch.
The angle grinder is "removes and put", that is to say that I put it when I need to cut something, and then I remove it.
The angle grinder is very very cheap, but amazingly it has lasted many time, almost ten years.
The table is collapsible and was made of a little hard wood, red eucalyptus. It tolerates the bleakness without treatment.
Once again, you forgive my English.
Step 2: An Improvement
Any weeks after this instructable I did it an improvement: I carried the grinder support toward the center of the table.
As the wood is something thick (1 inch), I did a hole in it and I put in that place an iron plate of 1/8 inch, screwed with various screws, to which I fixed the grinder each time that I am going to use it. Of that way, the cutting blade exceed almost 20 mm.
Sorry the burry pictures.
You can see that the surface of the table has been attacked for the elements, but is not such badly considering that has been more than 5 years under the rain and the sun. I think that will lasts other 10 or more years.
Step 3: A New Enhancement (july 14, 2009)
Some months ago I buyed a electric welder. Then, I thought the attaching method deserves be reinforced.
Don't look the aesthetics of the weldings, it is horrible, but perform their function.
Today the grinder is much more firmly attached to the cutting table.