Christmas present for step-grandsons first year college.
Features a swivel base and adjustable height throat.
I found the build on a You Tube channel called: Would you Make it. This fellow is excellent in explaining his builds. Very easy to follow.
I would say the biggest challenge was the knob on the back for the tilt. My plan was to just use a black plastic knob. However there was not enough room to turn the knob once installed. Thus, on to plan B, drill a 1/4 inch hole in the end of a 3/4 inch dowel, insert and glue 1/4 -20 nut into the end of the dowel, voila, problem solved. I must say drilling into the center of the end of a dowel was a challenge in its self.
Also, I got to experience making the round base utilizing the table saw, a 1st for me. Another YouTube Tutorial. I always make sure to comment to these content makers how much I appreciate them. I know the likes and comments helps their channel grow.
We do our family Christmas over Thanksgiving weekend. My wife always does a themed Christmas. This year she decided it was going to be a summer theme. We are doing BBQ ribs and chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans and all the other side dishes found at a summer get together. She even found out, a small town not far from us are doing fireworks this weekend, so we will be hauling the clan to watch.
So what it boils down to is Chistmas in July on Thanksgiving.....It is is her world I just exist in it! LOL
Sorry, I got a little off the woodworking track there, but it will just be a few weeks to find out if he likes it.