Step 2: Cutting.

Laser cutting is  really simple, if you've got it, but otherwise standard wood techniques work just fine. I used a fine pitched circular saw to cut the profile to final size outside, to save over an hour on the laser.

If you use acrylic "by hand", you can scratch the guide lines in with a piece of hacksaw blade, sharpened into a very thin chisel.
That is a super clever idea! Even for non-quilters, I could see a lot of benefit in having the extra room to work with and the guide lines are a fantastic idea.<br> <br> <sub>So.... when I trace my machine, where do I send the template for you to cut? LOL...</sub>
Reasonable rates always available to our colonial cousins..
:D I'm impressed. When I first saw the photo, I thought it was part of the sewing machine (as in manufactured that way). Well done. :)
Like the pictures.. ..
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I need to take a picture of the one finished with fire, after I rounded all the edges.
Good idea. I was going to comment about any snagging, until I read that you had taken care of that. :)
<p>Now this is nice! I've seen several home made stands and they were as nothing compared to yours - wow! Great tut - thanks!</p>
<p>Thanks for your appreciative comment !</p>
I was wondering what the dimensions are for the table, the main length (from left to right) and the width (from front to back). How much did the acrylic cost? I know it's been a while, I would have to convert for currency difference &amp; prices change. Just curious. And you had all the equipment to make this? It looks awesome! Your wife is very lucky!! Dang!!
<p>It sticks out about 8 inches to the left of the foot, six inches behind the machine, and three to the front. The rest is down to the dimensions of the sewing machine, as you can perhaps see from Lizzy using it. </p><p>There's probably about 20 dollars in acrylic there, if you buy a small piece. We're visiting the USA in a couple of weeks, if you want the acrylic piece making let me know, and we'll bring one over. I need to know the dimensions of your machine at the level of the sewing plate of course. </p>
Oh my that would awesome. Actually I'm going to buy a new machine this week so I'll let you know! Where in the US are you going?
Hubby made something like this out of an old acrylic printer stand. <br>I love it.
Thank you Steve! <br> <br>This was great help at the Maker Faire when I had to take my machine out of the cabinet it usually lives in. A bigger flat bed is a great help when sewing flat seams whether quilts, clothing or furnishings. Any time I take my machine away with me this table will certainly be coming along too.

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