Decided I wanted a slightly more efficient usage and mounting of filler strips, so this is what I came up with:
- the existing strips were cut off a bit shy of the working area at a 45 degree angle, and additional holes added to secure them just short of where the angle meets the baseplate underneath
- the wasteboard strips were then cut at a 45 degree angle so as to fit snugly underneath at the back, and at the front to fit, and a hole with a countersink to accommodate a nylon bolt was cut in them
- a hole was then machined in the baseplate to match and accept a brass threaded insert
My plan is that once the filler strips are machined thin enough that they are so thin as to need to be replaced, a similar set of filler strips will be cut of 1/4" material, then the current strips will be placed on top, cut off even, and new holes fashioned and longer screws used to secure them and the spacers underneath — once they are then too thin to be used, I’ll fabricate a replacement set, surface them a final time, (then find something to do w/ the ~1/4" thick material), remove the spacers, install the new strips, and repeat.