Mill table covers

Table covers have been on my projects list since I purchased my mill, but for one reason or another I kept putting off making them. I don’t know if it was the alignment of the planets or what, but today I magically had some free time to make them. I must confess I originally got the idea from Tom Lipton.

The design is pretty simple, It’s nothing more than 5/8″ Baltic Birch plywood shaped to fit the table, and around the vise. The covers are held in place by ash blocks that fit down into the middle t-slot. In the picture below you can see the screws holding the blocks fast. Finishing them was probably a waste of time, but but nonetheless I gave each cover a heavy slathering of mineral oil.


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