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Blog series by mafe updated 1085 days ago 5 parts 42577 reads 66 comments total

Part 1: Making the table, fence, and shelf pin jig (my tour de table) Blog

1470 days ago by mafe | 10 comments »

Making the table, fence, and shelf pin jig!This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk… Ok some of you allready have seen my drillpress table, but since I like to shoot photo, and some more has come, I have finally finished my material for the blog (Some will say finally!!! This guy has writing fever, the truth are that I have been down with a throad infection, so I could not be in my shop). To my buddys, thank you for your patie...

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Part 2: Making the vacuum hose holder (diy) blog

1469 days ago by mafe | 10 comments »

Making the vacuumhose holder!This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk… So this is the result! Just to make it easier to understand where we are going. First cut some scraps up in good sizes, and thickness… At least a little wider than your vacuumhose, you need two pieces. Bore a hole that match the size of the hose in one, and a hole that match your drillpress colom in the other. This is a hole!!! This is som...

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Part 3: Hold down clamps (cheap version) blog

1469 days ago by mafe | 9 comments »

Hold down clamps!This story are based on a real bench drillpress, all you see are reality, and all at your own risk… So time for the last part for now, the hold down or hold fast clamps.My solution are quick and dirty…Two china clamps 2,5$, some work. First file of the little metalpiece, that makes sure the clamp cant part in two.(It’s at the end of the long silver arm). Then slide it of. Bore a hole thrugh, that fits, a bolt for your fence. Make the mounting,...

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Part 4: Drill press turning (making a plane knob) Blog

1422 days ago by mafe | 22 comments »

Drill press turning Making a plane knob on the drill press challenge. Last week I needed a knob for a fence I was making for my no. 3 and 4 planes, and was ready to go to the lathe.- But decided to challenge myself by making it on the drill press, with the simplest means I could find (yes I’m a child).I also took pictures as I went along so I could share it with those who don’t have a lathe. This was how it turned out. A piece of wood, if you don’t happen to have a piece ...

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Part 5: New deep stop for drill press.

1085 days ago by mafe | 15 comments »

Making a new deep stopActually more metal than wood, and no rocket science. This post is about an upgrade of a low quality drill press, and I post it since someone here on LJ asked me what it was he saw on my drill press, and I can remember who asked… so here is the answer out in the open. This is what it is, a deep stop. This is the old one in red plastic.Why change it?Because the plastic was so soft that it was really not stopping as it was supposed to.(you get what you p...

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