I found time to get the various bits together at lunchtime so I could build the table this weekend but came up against a couple of minor issues.
First the gearbox and drill innards were moving around in the cast head. As half the top of the casting is smashed until I get chance to clean up the spare casting and transfer the bits, then a bit of flex was expected. Fortunately it is just a few bolts missing from the remaining bits of casting so I will dig some out of the endless jam jars of imperial fixing that my pa left me.
Next issue was the T-Track. It's a bit short for this monster. The kit that I bought was for a normal sized table for a standard bench/pillar drill. I could make it do but for the sake of a bit of Incra T-track and self adhesive labels I thought I would do it once and do it right so two lengths on order from Wood Workers Workshop. I would rather have the T-track the full depth of the table. The bits of Woodpecker track thrown spare will definitely come in handy for another project, I'm beginning to get some ideas already
Here's the buffalo board covered in Formica before trimming to size. Width wise I may leave it as it is not getting in the way, I can always trim it later and I can use it as an out/in-feed table for both mitre saw and bandsaw. Depth wise it is currently 930mm, it will be be trimmed to 820mm. This allows me to trim off a couple of dodgy bits where I got something under the laminate on glue up and 820mm is two lengths of Incra self adhesive tape measure. Also 820mm is reachable, 930mm is a bit far. Again, I can trim this later if need be, it's a bit harder to stick it back on
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I also found a couple of Jacobs 2MT shank chucks in the workshop drawers. I was going to buy keyless but I'm in no hurry, these just need a bit of TLC before use.
I'll wait for the T-Track to arrive before cutting the top for the track, that way I can trim the board to size after routing the slots so it doesn't matter if I get a bit of tear out at the end of the slots, saves me from clamping scrap to the ends.