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Recently upgraded to a floor drill press and needed a new wood working dp top. Nothing special, just a low profile fence.
total cost was $ $39.47 . I bought the tracks and cut them to size.
Mar 12, 2015
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#1 posted 03-12-2015 05:20 AM
I like your work Paul, its simple, functional and Good $s
A shop one would be about 3x times that if you could get a special !
-- Regards Robert
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#2 posted 03-12-2015 12:50 PM
That’s nice. The main thing I would add is a replaceable insert where the drill bit would cut into the table.
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#3 posted 03-12-2015 01:58 PM
I like this one – been putting off making a new table for my dp (lazy) but I have a Radial DP and I know I’ll screw up a bunch of wood trying to make one right.
I looked at the pictures again – never saw an infra red crosshair for a dp – COOL !
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup
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#4 posted 03-12-2015 10:49 PM
Very nice Paul!Almost too nice to drill holes into! :)I like the laser target too. Now I want one. Thanks for sharing.
-- Chem, Central California
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#5 posted 03-13-2015 12:02 AM
thanks for sharing – now I’m making one too!I have the laser target in my little Ryobi but I turn it off because it’s almost too bright and makes it hard to see the marks for the holes
-- Greg Simon
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#6 posted 03-13-2015 04:14 AM
Nice job Paul, it looks great. I am on the verge of buying the Porter Cable Drill Press at Lowe’s and will need to make a table also. From the little bit I can see of your Drill Press in these pictures, it looks like the same one. Is your table attached to the Drill Press table?
-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon
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#7 posted 03-15-2015 04:24 PM
A very nice addition to one of the most understated tools in the shop. You have instantly upgraded your drill and boring accuracy but also created a safer work platform for anyone using the drill press. I like the care you practised to also make it nice looking and functional at the same time.
-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati
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