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Project by timbertailor posted 09-09-2014 10:16 PM 7941 views 23 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, not really, but it should be. They did offer to custom anodize the 48” DP Track for me Woodpecker Red.

This table top is designed to sit on top of my router table top. This gives my router table double duty and saves me a lot of space I do not have. I have the option to build a separate table later and I even left space to insert a second router, if the need arises.

It is made from two pieces of Baltic Birch Plywood (3/4” and 1\2” respectively), laminated together with a white melamine laminated over that. The edge is bordered with solid 1/2” Padauk hardwood. It has a 1 1/2” lip all the way around so that conventional clamps can also be used around its edge.

The top and right track slide up and down and side to side, making it much easier to customize the table to different size projects and make full use of the clamps I currently own. The two movable tracks can be removed if necessary. The two, short, vertical pieces of track are both marked with inch scales so that I can move the top horizontal track in a parallel manner without having to break out a square every time I make a change. The side track also has inch scales with indicator marks leading from zero at the center in both directions 18”.

Overall dimensions are 48” X 33” Here are some photos and links to the reviews on the Rockler Auto Lock T Track Clamps and Kregg's new AutoMaxx Klamps. Had to file down the 5/16” – 18 bolts to 1/4” so they would work with the Woodpecker track.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed





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#1 posted 09-10-2014 04:55 PM

looks like a clever set up…. I like it.

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 05:32 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 06:16 PM

Rocking

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 08:29 PM

Thanks guys. I am modifying the bolts on the Rockler T Track Clamps and Kreg AutoMaxx Klamps to fit the 1/4”-20 track of Woodpeckers. It would be nice if they all were the same.

Will post some better pictures with the additional clamps and with the tracks in different positions as soon as I can.

Stay tuned.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#5 posted 09-14-2014 08:05 PM

Just updated the photos to include the Rockler and Kreg Fixtures. You can also see how the fences move back and forth, up and down to accommodate different sizes of stock.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#6 posted 09-15-2014 03:51 PM

Brad, I love this concept ever since I saw the new Rockler tabletop.
I have a Woodpecker top on my drill press and it appears that the sliding side is the same that is on my top. Just wondering if it would make sense to use Rockler or Kreg track so as not to have to modify the bolts on the clamps?

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#7 posted 09-15-2014 05:08 PM


Brad, I love this concept ever since I saw the new Rockler tabletop.
I have a Woodpecker top on my drill press and it appears that the sliding side is the same that is on my top. Just wondering if it would make sense to use Rockler or Kreg track so as not to have to modify the bolts on the clamps?

- hotncold

I liked Kreg’s idea of the border tracks, and I liked the use of track all over the table by Rockler, and the flexibility of the Woodpecker Drill Press Table, and took the best from all of them and combined them into what I wanted in an assembly table.

It would be easier to use the wider Kregg track but I am kind of a WoodPecker fan and when they agreed to custom anodize all the track for me red, well, it was worth it to me to have a red table vs. a blue one. I mainly used the Woodpecker track because I already had a bunch of Woodpecker Clamps and Drill Press Table accessories already. Just made sense to use the clamps and flip stops I had already instead of starting over. This is the main reason I went with WP track. I can even use the DP Fence on my table, if the need arose.
I would definitely use a wide track like I did. The force the Kregg Clamps can generate would easily tear out a single track. In fact, I am going back to add more hold down bolts to my table!

I am glad you like the design.

The sliding mechanism came straight from Woodpecker’s Drill Press Kit, as well as, the track on the right and the two tracks running in the vertical direction. I thought the laser etching would make it much easier to make the fences perpendicular to one another. I used a second set of the sliding clamps that came with my WP DP Table and used them for the fence on the right.

Grinding down the bolts and filing down some of the thread did not take that long, but it would have been nice if I did not have to.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#8 posted 10-08-2014 04:56 PM

Made the “Daily Top 3”

I want to thank everyone for their support, input, and interest.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#9 posted 10-15-2014 04:21 AM

Brad, thanks for the heads up. This is a beautiful job. I like the ideas and thought you have put into the design. Thanks for sharing this with us. The dual top idea is also a good concept.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 10-17-2014 03:21 PM


........................................... The dual top idea is also a good concept.

- Boxguy

You are the one that gave it to me. Just made sense since we both had a “tool cabinet” to place our glue up tops on.

And thanks for taking time to acknowledge my work. It is appreciated.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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