Jefferson Lab's Workbench Projects

| List of Projects | Electric Avenue | Background | Overview | Component List | Base Construction | Assembly |
| Appendix A - Top Plate Drill Pattern | Appendix B - Point to Point Wiring Guides | Appendix C - Circuit Diagrams | Download |

Base Construction

1. Cut a 5 7/8" × 8 3/4" panel from the 1/4" plywood.

2. Use the drill pattern found in Appendix A to drill the appropriate holes in the plywood panel.

�Holes for the LEDs (top) and toggle switches (bottom) have been drilled in the plywood panel.

Holes for the LEDs (top) and toggle switches (bottom) have been drilled in the plywood panel.

3. Make the front and back sections of the base by cutting two 8 3/4" long pieces from the 1 × 2 white pine board. Miter cut both ends of both pieces to a 45° angle. Cut a groove on the top, inside portion of both pieces, roughly 1/4" deep and 7/16" wide, to accommodate the plywood panel.

The front and back sections of the base.

The front and back sections of the base.

4. Make the right and left sections of the base by cutting two 5 7/8" long pieces from the 1 × 2 white pine board. Miter cut both ends of both pieces to a 45° angle. Cut a groove on the top, inside portion of both pieces, roughly 1/4" deep and 7/16" wide, to accommodate the plywood panel.

The right and left sections of the base.

The right and left sections of the base.

5. Join the four sections of the base together. Use wood glue and finishing nails to secure the joints.

The pieces of the base have been joined together.

The pieces of the base have been joined together.

6. Use wood glue to attach the plywood panel to the base.

The plywood panel has been glued to the base.

The plywood panel has been glued to the base.

7. Paint the base, if desired.

8. Attach four adhesive feet to the bottom of the base.

9. The base is now complete. It's time to install the hardware!

| List of Projects | Electric Avenue | Background | Overview | Component List | Base Construction | Assembly |
| Appendix A - Top Plate Drill Pattern | Appendix B - Point to Point Wiring Guides | Appendix C - Circuit Diagrams | Download |