00:37 I take another piece of scrap which happens to be a little thicker then the base and square one edge. Placing the smaller piece upon the larger, with the squared surfaces against the sledge fence I mark the length and cut.
00:57 Now I cut this piece square. This will become the back fence to the table.
01:31 I wanted to attach an extraction hose adaptor for those jobs which create a lot of dust. After working out the angle by eye, I set the bed to the desired angle and used a forstner bit to drill the hole out.
02:21 To expand the working surface I drill a semi circle out, a little larger than the size of the pillar post so the bed can be pushed a little further back on the machine.
02:33 I estimate roughly the travel distance of the fence, marking after I use an engineer's square. I check the measurement afterwards with a tape.
02:52 I routered two grooves on the bed.
03:18 After drilling into the base of the fence I inserted two insert nuts. Passing two threaded knobs in the slots and tightening to the bottom of the fence. Because this is only a hobby pillar drill I am working with quite small scales, I wanted to reduce the depth of the fence allowing for a greater travel.
03:44 Checking it is all square.
04:00 The inner diameter of the opening on the original pillar drill bed is 20mm and just fits this forster bit. I will use this to help me centre the table later.
04:18 Lining up the two holes of the wooden and metal beds, based upon the forstner bit in the drill chuck, I trace underneath where I will fix the two together.
04:24 For drilling while the fence is closer to the centre of the chuck, I decided to cut a semicircle out to fit the chuck head when plunged downwards. I tried to do this by clamping the fence at first but realised I had to use the threaded knobs from underneath gripped more firmly.
04:45 I cut part of the right hand side of the fence to allow the arms of the pillar drill to swing.
05:01 Cutting the threaded knobs using the portabe bandsaw cutoff saw (see video http://youtu.be/aKdkAs482Po).
05:17 Fitting the insert nuts to the underside of the table. I actually cocked this up and had to refill the old and drill new holes when one insert nut broke off.
05:32 Cutting out some blocks to use to set the wooden table against the metal one.
05:47 After setting up the table how I would expect to find it I glued the three blocks around the metal table and clamped them in place. Once dried I drilled this to ensure they don't move.
7:02 I inlaid some 6 inch ruler into the bed. They are like go faster stripes. After routering the groove I used solvent free glue to set them into the table.
09:00 Cut of the excess rulers.
09:18 To give me an option of fence height, I added a couple more insert nuts to the rear side of the fence.
09:50 Testing everything out.
I decided not to add a sacrificial scrap to the table because I imaged I could always use a piece of scrap on the bed. Maybe after a few month when I get an idea of how the table is used, I may add one.