FAST BUILD "ETCHED GLASS" Portable Design and Stencil Cutting Table

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After searching around for a design, drafting, stencil cutting, and light table with a portable design, I found there really were none. Most of the plans are big and bulky, I lack a lot of space in my home office and wanted something that could easily be moved from my desktop and still employ all of the functional aspects of the 4 tables I wanted.

"Portable 4-in-one Designers Station"
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Step 1: Materials and Tools


A large board (any type of plywood or study craft board larger than the glass used)
A piece of glass (I used one from an old screen door)
Smaller pieces of board (or off all from the plywood for the legs)
Armor Etch glass etching cream (found at any craft store
Masking tape
Hobby knife
L brackets
Heat shrink tubing
12 volt power source

Tools used:
Like my other instructables any comparable hand tools can be used

Table saw
Miter saw
Drill and bits
Drill press
Soldering Iron
Heat gun
Tape measure

Step 2: Cut you base and legs

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In this case I already had a rough cut table I had been using, decided to reuse this table. Just made some minor modifications but the design is simple: a board that is large enough to fit the size glass you've selected, then cut two 45 degree (or an angle you are most comfortable with) triangles as legs large enough to support the table. Cut a small strip of board to place at the bottom of the board to hold glass in place

Place the triangles at each edge of your board and either drill, counter sink, and drive screws through the board into the legs or attach the legs using L brackets