Last week I left off having installed the mounts for the vise to this workbench.
The focus this week was to attach the mounts for the belt sander disc sander combo.
This stage was delayed dramatically by the excessive winds we have had in LA and the rain in LA. I also diverted a lot of my time on Sunday to my next project, a cutting board from scratch. You’ll see this workbench in the next series without the anchors for anything but the vise.
As usual, I started out with drawing where the holes would be.
And to keep the holes vertical, I made use of the bubble level.
I stepped up one bit at a time so as to avoid any mistakes.
They were shaping up nicely.
Cleaning up the debris took about five seconds with the Vacmaster.
For easier insertion of the anchors while preserving maximum bite, I drilled out the tops of each hole to make it stepped.
And there. I didn’t care about the tearout because this is a workbench.
Finally time to put in the anchors. There are only two mounting holes for this belt sander disc sander combo. I think if I’d designed it, I’d have made it with three or four mounts, but the manufacturer clearly thought that would be overkill. And in my uses of it to date, I haven’t yet disagreed.
That wouldn’t do, of course.
Same process for the other anchor,
All six mounts flat against the surface. No protrusions and full grip. Very proud!
But did I align it properly?
Next week will be the conclusion of this series with the installation of the table saw. I won’t take the same approach as I had for the coffee table for a reason you’ll see then.