I made a makeshift part to hold the far end of the on/off switch pull rod. Here’s a few pictures:
Once I make the decorative part to hold the end of the rod, I’ll cut some threads in the end of the rod and screw on a steel ball. The switch pulls out to turn on the machine, making it easy to turn it off in a hurry.
Oh, and the base is going to be 3/4” round acrylic the size of that piece of wood.