Put a reliable straight edge across the table top to see whether it is flat. If it is, I'd use some 3/4 x 3 inch braces underneath aroud the edges, and glue a very flat piece of MDF underneath. If you expect it to be flat, then you will need to buy a table insert, a metal plate about 3/8th thick. It will have leveling screws to line it up with the top. You will have to cut out an opening a little smaller than the plate and then cut a rabbit just slightly deeper than 3/8ths to to fit the plate and to give you a mounting edge and a little vertical space to allow you to level the plate. Theoretically, you could flatten the top if it is not perfect, but I'd want the material to be very good hardwood and I'd unmount the top from the base and maybe have it leveled by someone with a proper sander. All that said, personally, I'd prefer to buy a top with mounting plate and a good fence. But then, I have a little more money that time at this point in my life.
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Last edited by DesertRatTom; 05-30-2016 at 12:40 AM.