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Project by toxicoval56 posted 05-16-2009 05:37 PM 2634 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have not made too many permanent jigs/tables for my tools. After I found out how useful this is I will be making more. This table turned my drill press into a much more useful tool and much easier to use. Very simple construction with Incra tracks and hardware.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-16-2009 06:18 PM

Super good drill press table good work.

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hairy

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 01:08 AM

Nice work! I need one of those, I might copy that someday.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#3 posted 05-17-2009 01:17 AM

great job. I need more shop time myself…............... shop time at home not at work…........lol

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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pitchnsplinters

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#4 posted 05-17-2009 02:31 AM

Adding a sacrificial (i.e. removable / replaceable) insert to the table top will stretch the usable life out and keep you satisfied longer.

One nice aspect of having an insert is that if you use a drum sanding attachment you can have insert plates for each size drum to keep working clearances tight.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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firecaster

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#5 posted 05-17-2009 03:44 AM

I like the idea of the replaceable insert also. I really need to build one of these also. Anything that makes a job easier makes it more enjoyable. Thanks for posting.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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sIKE

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#6 posted 05-17-2009 03:51 AM

Very nice looking, I need to do this for my DP.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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toxicoval56

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#7 posted 05-17-2009 04:28 AM

I had planned to add the insert. Just have not gotten to it yet. I will likely use mdf or pine. Any thoughts on anything better to use for the insert?

Thanks for the comments

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#8 posted 05-17-2009 09:11 AM

1/4” hardboard is inexpensive and works great ! Just one or two observations . Your fence design holddowns really appear to limit the usefullness of the DP as far as useable stock size between drill center and fence , and the fence appears to interfere with turning the handles in the pictures .

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toxicoval56

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#9 posted 05-17-2009 08:07 PM

Thanks for the observations. I built this for a specific purpose initially. Since I do like it so much I do plan on modifications to make it more universal. For the purpose, the fence height is not a problem but another, lower fence would make sense for other uses. Thanks for the comments, keep them coming.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#10 posted 05-19-2009 05:35 AM

How I need one of these. Thanks for posting the pics.

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#11 posted 05-19-2009 05:53 AM

nice table.

I’ve done my DP table which tackles several issues with the DP – handles, replaceable inserts, vertical boring. check it out if you’re looking for ideas, might find something useful there

my DP table

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woodspar

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#12 posted 05-19-2009 05:58 AM

Question:

When I tried to build one of these, I found that the table got in the way of the crank.

What was your experience?

-- John

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toxicoval56

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#13 posted 05-20-2009 03:13 AM

Woodspar,

I found this as well. One of the woodworking mags (I looked for it and could not find it) had a homemade adapter made by one of the readers that worked really well and moved the handle out past the table. I simply cut a smalll bevel on the bottom and the handle cleared. I have to be careful not to bust my knuckles but it is not too bad.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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