The previous post may have been a bit opaque, here is a photo of the bench base right side up. The top is held in position by the posts and pads (on the bottom of the top, ugggh, see the last photo) rest on the flats (since the top is way non flat, I added pads and leveled them in relation to the top).
The are no fasteners attaching the top to the base, weight does that.
The posts seem pretty bomber as shown below (not real obvious but the base is leaning against the wall, where it has lived for the last couple of years provide habitat for dust bunnies and spiders):
And here is better view of the base/top connection (shown upside down):
- Spoke spear - for digging nipples out of a puddle of linseed oil and putting them in a deep(ish) dish rim socket. Serrations really help retain the nipple. No idea of the angle, just stuck a shim under the front of the spinner and ground away.I guess Abom torque isn't always the answer. Interesting - no springs, a belleville washer stack instead.Well, I didn't expect that to work, but nothing took flight. Fly cutting steel on a mag chuck as weld prep. The chuck is so new it doesn't have a model number. Or serial number for that matter.