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Doing nice work is a lot of work.

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Make a plan and stick to it. Makes the fabrication much more enjoyable.
Field-expedient Tabletop Sander
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The bulk of the load is carried by T-nuts.
I made this little platform so I could get holes perpendicular to the work without having to jump through hoops. (Crappy Harbor Freight vise...)
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Handle became a prototype because bad contour and bad design.
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T-nuts at the top and 1/4 x 2-1/2 Spax at the bottom. You have to install the caddy onto the battery.
Spray paint worked very well for the trim. I used satin finish paint, then a water-based urethane over top.
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Ready for prime time!
Feet for a finishing touch and to keep the wood off the ground in case of water.
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VOILA!
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I give myself an ‘A’ for this one. My wife said it looks like it belongs on a Chris-Craft.

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