Step 7: Assembly
Once all of the pieces are cut, drilled, and shaped, it’s time to put it together.
Using the #6 x 1-1/2” screws, screw the side panels, top brace and bottom brace to the back panel. It is a good idea to drill pilot holes to keep from splitting the wood (the 5/64” drill bit should work nicely for this) (7). Before you can set the Table Top in place you will need to attach the 3/4” pipe strap to the bottom of the Table Top using two #4 x 5/8” screws. The 5/64” holes have been previously drilled so the center of the strap should line up very nicely over the cut out for the Dremel Mini Saw Attachment (8).
When you turn the Table Top over and try to set it in place, you should notice the strap will not allow the top to sit level. The edge of the strap overlaps the back panel. The easiest solution for this is to use a sanding drum to groove out a place on the back panel for the edge of the strap to sit into (9). Now screw the table top in place and assembly is complete.
Note that if you try and set the Dremel rotary tool and Mini Saw Attachment in place, the Mini Saw Attachment will not sit level with the Table Top (10). Cut a 2-1/4” section of foam pipe insulation. Squeeze it together then bend it so it is shaped as if it is smiling at you (11a). Place it into the cavity of the Mini Table Saw attachment turning it so the folded side is down (11b). Now when you place the Dremel rotary tool and Mini Saw Attachment
in place you should have to push it down to hold it level with the Table Top.
Now go back and finish the left side panel contour for your rotary tool. Set the Dremel rotary tool and Mini Saw Attachment in place (the on/off switch should be facing the front of the table saw and facing slightly downward).
Hold the tool in place making sure the Mini Saw Attachment is level with the table and look to see how high the rotary tool sits above the table. Using a sanding drum, sand down a little of the side panel contour and check it again. Continue shaping and contouring the side panel until the rotary tool sits just below the surface (12). You will need to repeat this process for the brackets and braces so the rotary tool is centered when in the vertical position. Remove just enough of the contoured areas of the brackets and braces to glue in place some foam insulation where the Dremel rotary tool will sit.