Drill Press Extension Quick Fix

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Blog entry by OttoH posted 11-19-2011 11:50 PM 6011 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I am in the process of building a cradle for a grandbaby due in the beginning of January. I needed to drill 60 holes in the top and bottom side rails to slide the spindles into. Currently I only have a bench to drill press and drilling the long rails was going to be an exercise in frustration trying to keep them balanced. So I set up the drill press on top of my table saw, put a ¾ inch thick piece of scrap plywood into the miter slot and put a level between the drill press table and the wood. I then marked the angle, cut it and put it in the slot. Now with the holder in place I was able to cruise through all 60 holes in a short time and without a cloud of cuss words hanging around the shop from the frustration of trying to balance the side rails.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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matt garcia

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 03:19 AM

Another day gone, another problem solved!!! That is what I would’ve done!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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