To mount the power switch and speed control, I made two pockets in the tall leg extension. I did this before building the initial frame, so that I could more easily put the piece on my drill press. I made 9 holes with a 1" forstner bit for each pocket, and scraped things a bit flat with a handheld chisel. The pockets are each 2"x2". I used the pocket screw hole jig to help drill the angled exit holes for the wires.

Tip: Be sure the leg extension is shorter than the bandsaw table. Otherwise you'll eventually need to shorten it, and redo one of the pockets. Like I did. :-)

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