Modifying a pade

The turntable (J), top <N). orid bottom (N)e;?ch hove a 1 "-dia. hole in them to make it easy to slide the pipe through these pSix.es. i lowcver, I wonted the wood collar Works (L) to fit closely orourvd the pipe. But I ran into a snag when t come time to drill the hoies iri lite collars. There wasn't a spade bit avail-dble tlidt mulched the I'/ik" outsice diameter of the pipe. So I modified d larger (1 W'-cia.) spade bit by filing live sides urilil il was the correct <¿70

lo ensure thot the l>t is balanced anc cuts evenly.

it's important to remove the some omountof mote rial from each side. A hondy way to do this is to use a nail and d scrap block. Just clomp the spade bit to the icrap so thot the edge of ihctxt extends 'A?' above the scrap's e.1ce (Fig. V- Then crivc o noil bekiw the point of the bit to keep it from slipping Oown (I rridrked the lotdbon of trie noil, then removed the hi: to drive? the nail.)

New lile onesde .intil it's even with the lop of the v.rjp block (Fig. 2). (Don't file into the scrap.) Then flip the bit over or>d repeat the p-oress on the other side.

Test the si7P ot the mortified bit on some scop hefore brjring holes in the collar blocks.

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pipe flange. A pre-threaded flange secured to (he bottom of the tt&oMrtg Tool Station jotovtdes a solid foundation for the pipe that serves as a pivot for the turntable and carouse/.

Note: To drill this hole so ihc collar block fits snugly around the pipe, refer to the Shop Tip on the opposite page.

pipe. After screwngthc collar block in place, you can turn your attention to the pipe that serves as a pivot point for the ■unliable (Fig. 10). (I used a piece of tyi" iron pipe.) 'lhe pipe fits into a flange screwed to the bottom of the base (Fig. J Of? and photo above).

Note: The pipe is extra long so it can double as a pivot point for the carousel that's added later.

Before installing the pipe, you'll need to set lhe turntable in place. Then slip the pipe through the lop of lhe base and turntable and thread the end into the pipe ihuige.

Here again, to keep the pipe from rubbing. I screwed a second ci illar block (I.) to the top of the base (Fig. JO).

BARREL BOLT. Finally, to lock the turntable in place. 1 added a barrel boll

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(Fig. 11). The boll slides utlo a W-thick hardwood catch (M) that's attached to the side of the base.

After gluing and screwing the catch in place, I located and drilled a hole in the catch to accept the end of the barrel hull. For more on how to do ihis, see lhe Shop l ip at right

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To lotdte the hole for the barrel notT, slip a dowel center o-.-or the end of lhe bolt and pre« i: against the catch. Yo j may have to tap tiie back of the bolt with a hammer to leave a mark

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CAROUSEL

One of the handiest things about litis tool station is a large revolving carousel that supports your benchtop luols. Spuming the carousel around provides quick access to Ihc lool you need.

The carousel consists of a grid that's sandwiched between a circular top and bottom (Fi(f. Si!). The grid creales an opening under each loul for a drawer as well as small storage areas on the sides.

top and bottom. The top and bottom (N) of Ihe carousel each slarl out as larjje square pieces of VV MDK (FLjr. i'J). After laying oul the locations of the screws used to fasten the top and bottom to the grid, they can he cut to shape. 1 lere again, a router and a circle jig make quick work of this (see the Shop Jig on page 95).

As with the turntable, you'll need to enlarge Ihe pivot hole in each piece to provide clearance for the iron pipe. Also, it's a good idea lo drill the pilot holes in the bottom face of the top now for the drawer stops that are added later (refer to Fign. ¡7 and l'!a on the opposite page).

grid. Now you can lurn your attention lo the grid that divides the carousel into separate compartments. Ihe grid consists of four dividers (O) with inter-lockingslots in each one (Fig. IS).

carousel. Ur.t the carousel unlit tlx lo-sl you need is directly in front of you, Then itorir h in place.

assembly. Once the slots, are cut. you can assemble die grid and attach the top and bottom widT screws (Fig. ¡¿). Alter screwing one hist collar block (I.) in place on the top, just get a Iriend lo help you lift lite carousel onlo the base.

barrel bolt. To lock the carousel in place when using a tool, another barrel bolt is attached to the base (Fig. 15). This bolt slides into holes drilled in the bottom edge ol Ihe carousel.

To raise the barrel bolt off the basc4 so it aligns with the c<irousel. I added an^" Lshaped mounting assembly (Fig. IS). It's made up of two small pieces of Vi"-Thick hardwood: a mounting block (10 that's screwed to ihe base and a riser block (t)> that positions the barrel boll iu line with the bottom edge of the carousel (Fig. Ma).

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DRAWERS

Willi lite carousel complete. 1 a<id<rd a set of four drawers. These drawers fil into the openings directly below each tool to keep accessories right at hand where you neeil them.

FRONT AND BACK. To build the drawers, start by cutting a froul and back (K) lor each one. These are -Vi"-thick pieces of hardwood Quit are sized lo allow Vn'' gaps along the sides and top of the opening.

Shallow rabbets in the ends of the front and back accept the sides of the drawer (Fiyv. 16 aud I6e). j\r.d there's a groove in each piece fur the drawer bolloni (Fig. 16b).

SIDES. After completing the front and back, you can add the sides (S). T"hese are pieces of 'A'" liardhoard with .i). notch at ihe top (Fig. 16a). When the «rawer stops are added later, this notch Quakes it possible lo remove a drawer and put it back in.

BOTTOM AND CLEATS. There are just two things left to do to complete each drawer. A Imrdboard bollotu flj is cut lo lit so the drawer can be glued and screwed together. Then two hijilwood deals (IJ) are glued to the bottom and sides to provide extra support.

STOP. Uefore installing the drawers. I attached four stops (V) under Ihe top uf Ihe carousel (Fig. 17). They keep the drawer from being pulled out too far and spilling what's inside. ■

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