Homemade Portable Bandsaw Table / Bed

0:06 I began by finding the centre of the aluminium plate.  Working out how deep I wanted to cut into it.
0:20  I marked and punched the point I would stop cutting, and drilled a 2.5m hole.  I did this so that the teeth, which generally are set little further to the sides of the blade, would have space to not rub onto the plate and allow metal filings to drop downwards.
0:30 Cutting into the plate.
0:52 I measure how far to mark a line on the plate which I will drill and use to mark where I will tap the original guide stop.
1:30 After removing the guide stop which has been marked with a permanent pen, I punch, drill and tap the part.
1:39 I use a drill press vice to hole the steel piece. 
1:42 Tapping.
2:04 I drill and counter sink the aluminium plate.
2:15 Fixing the plate to the guide stop.
2:32 Demonstrating a cut.  A larger plate, with a smaller area around the blade is safer and allows to cuts close to the edge of a piece of material however I should have used steel instead.
2:42 Folding the saw away.  See part one for this mechanism.  http://youtu.be/aKdkAs482Po



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    Great video and great project. My blade never wants to stay on that long. Thanks for doing this video.