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Drill Press Table #2: Final Assembly

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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 747 days ago 3032 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now with the middle piece securely glued in place, it’s time to finish the project.

The middle MDF black glued in place from last night.

Next, four holes countersunk to accept the 1/4-20 BHCS that will hold the track in place.

View of the hardware installed from the top side.

The hold-down slipping inside the aluminum channel.

Both tracks installed.

Now to glue up the blanks for the left and right side. Since I only have so many clamps, I stacked the two sets together.

With both blanks dried, I glued them to the table.

While waiting for the glue to dry, I drilled a couple 1/4” holes through the extrusion that I will be using for the fence. The bolts are 1/4-20×3 1/2” carriage SS bolts.

Now I’m getting somewhere! The middle piece of MDF will not be glue in place, it’s removable/replaceable in case I goof up and drill into it.

The final step is to wrap some pine around it, mitered at the corners. The back is not continuous so I can remove the fence if needed.

And here’s the final product. It turned out exactly as I wanted and works exactly as I expected. And it was a lot of fun to put together.

Thanks for looking!

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com



6 comments so far

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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 747 days ago

Looks good!
I thought about using an 80/20 piece for my drill press table fence the same way you are (though I’d be using a 1.5×1.5 piece), but noticed on their site the faces of the extrusions have a 2 degree inward angle where the t-slots are. Wouldn’t this affect accuracy on the press?

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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SirFatty

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#2 posted 746 days ago

No, it’s dead accurate with a machinist square.. I checked that before assembly, but you put some doubt in my mind. Checked again, it’s perfect.

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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AjayO

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#3 posted 746 days ago

SirFatty,

Simple and very elegant project!

I do have a question though. Diid you consider putting a smaller insert in the middle that I have seen on many other tables?

-- - Ajay

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SirFatty

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#4 posted 746 days ago

Ajay0,

The top layer of the middle section is removable so I can replace if needed.

-Dave

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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DeLayne Peck

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#5 posted 746 days ago

Thanks for this post. Lot of great ideas. Saw that your drill chuck was on the loose. How about adding a magnet?!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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SirFatty

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#6 posted 746 days ago

Hi DeLayne,

Great idea, that’s what I love about LJ’s! Thanks!

btw, I was born in Lincoln…

-dave

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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