This is the completed headstock, with the pillow block caps sitting in their places (one is offset to show how they go together). This shot was taken after more sanding to smooth the edges, and using a round over bit in my Dremel router table to round off all the external edges. This both gives a more finished appearance, and reduces the tendency to snag things on sharp corners or knock dings in the wood. I'm now confident that this assembly, once mounted on the locator block that will fill most of the central well, will be more than stiff enough to cut anything I'd cut on, say, an import 7x10.
Pillow Block Detail
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