Step 1: Tools & Parts/ Materials
Jig or Saber Saw
Sandpaper- 80,150, 240 grit
Files, metal and wood
Lag Bolt ( I didn't have one the right length so I cut down a longer one based on the width of my hinge point of the handle.)
Drill with 1/2 inch bit
2 Wood plank ( at least 9 inches wide and 12 inches long.)
2 Hinges 2 inch square (ensure each side of the hinge is at least as wide as the wood is thick.)
1 Wood Dowel approximately 1 inch diameter or greater by 12 inches long.
Wood Glue (Gorilla, Titebond, & Elmer's all make good ones, just make sure it is Wood Glue.)
Wood Oil (optional, there are various opinions on oiling wood for food prep surfaces but ensure that it is a food safe oil.)
Step 2: Design Flaws and Outcome (EPIC FAIL!)
Other pieces recycled: the feet are from a printer, attached with upholstery tacks. The hinges are from an old music CD cabinet.
It failed at the hinge because I didn't know how strong it needed to be for pressing the dough. While my hinge saddle looked nice it was not nearly as strong as it needed to be! The first press of the dough my wife leaned into it and BANG, smashed her finger (sorry hun.)
Update: 30 Sept. 2013 Replace the broken upright with 90 degree brackets. They were ugly but much stronger... unfortunately my wife has opted not to use it so I'll re-purpose the parts, again.