Making a Custom Scroll Saw work surface
One of the projects on my ongoing list to build a better workshop is to create a custom work surface for my scroll saw. Measuring roughly 48" x 24", I want to contour it around the existing table.
As to how to create the cut out for the shape of the table, the scroll saw itself could be used to do that, I am just clueless as to whether that is the best approach. As always, I'm open to ideas. What is egging this on, is of course another project where I need to scroll cut a bunch of 1/8th plywood with the benefit of stop blocks/fence assistance, neither of which are stock on a scroll saw table.
I have seen the gurus here do really cool stuff making templates and cutting mdf to any darn shapes the master craftsman wants it be in. My confidence level for making it work with a scroll saw cut out is fine, I just have to assume the contours would match better if it were routed from a pattern.
I was also thinking about cutting extra slots into the surface of the table to asisist in dust control. That would involve constructing a dust capture layer immediately beneath the surface, which doesn't seem challenging.
Thanks for your time in reading this!
wbh1963 is flowing with the grain in Arlington, Washington, USA
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