1. Obtain a clear, transparent acrylic sheet from your local plastics dealer. The sheet should be 1/8 inch thick, 93/4 inches long and 75/8 inches wide.
2. Use the drill pattern found in Appendix A to drill the appropriate holes in the acrylic sheet. Care should be taken while drilling as acrylic is a relatively brittle material and is easily cracked.
3. The base is now ready. Remove any protective paper covering the acrylic sheet prior to final assembly.