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Project by edwood1975 posted 01-21-2015 03:59 PM 1852 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wish I could take credit for this drill press table but I cant the design belongs to this person on a website call thiswoodwork.com.

Anyway I’m back to using up more of my MDF and this time the actual plans call for this material and it worked out awesome.

I cant wait to getaway from MDF because anytime I make something with it my whole shop gets destroyed with dust particles and I always wear mask when using it.

1st: I used a piece of MDF with dimensions of 24”x 15” x 3/4” I cut 2 sliding track into it (on the left and right of table)about 1/2” wide.Then used my drill press to bore a whole into it to receive my bolt so as that ultimately my fence can slide forward and back.

2nd : I drill 2 holes to attach the table to the drill press table, secure it with nuts and bolts.

3rd: Start building my fence dimensions 24” wide and 2.5” high…I also made the track in the face of the fence by routing a 1/2” section and then placing 1/4” hardboard over it to create the “T” SHAPE

used pocket screws and glue and angled wood to keep the “L” frame of the fence at 90 degrees.

I thought it would be a good idea to create my own stop block so I used a piece of SPF I had lying around I drilled a hole through it then attached a bolt I had lying around , I had a kids toy wheel so I bored a hole through that and insert a “T” NUT then screwed it onto the bolt protruding from the fence…. it sound a lot more complicated than it is…..
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I have to say I am very happy about what I created and how it works, for all you people that are going to give me creative criticism I know that I am supposed to put a plate in the middle of the table where that joint hole is but I kind of didn’t cut the hole out as even as possible so I will file it down and sand it until its even and smooth all the way round but Ill get to that as soon as I can….

Best of all is that the entire drill press and table fit snuggly under my workbench…. LOVE IT

-- Ed





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Grandpa

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#1 posted 01-21-2015 04:08 PM

looking good!!

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#2 posted 01-21-2015 05:35 PM

Yeah- you took some out of character cr*p on your last post. Good to see you back.

When you make your sacrificial plate for your table make it off-center and you can rotate it when it starts to get destroyed. It could be either round, square or rectangular.

enjoy-

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#3 posted 01-21-2015 07:20 PM

Looks good and effective! Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 01-21-2015 07:33 PM



Looks good and effective! Nice work!

- woodshaver


Thank you woodshaver

-- Ed

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#5 posted 01-21-2015 07:34 PM



Yeah- you took some out of character crp on your last post. Good to see you back.

When you make your sacrificial plate for your table make it off-center and you can rotate it when it starts to get destroyed. It could be either round, square or rectangular.

enjoy-

That’s a good idea … thanks

- calisdad


Yeah- you took some out of character cr
p on your last post. Good to see you back.

When you make your sacrificial plate for your table make it off-center and you can rotate it when it starts to get destroyed. It could be either round, square or rectangular.

enjoy-

- calisdad


-- Ed

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#6 posted 01-22-2015 08:24 AM

Really very cool. The offset sacrifical throat is a great idea!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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