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Project by Jamie posted 07-21-2009 03:29 PM 2803 views 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had bought the t-track to build a drill press table about six months ago, and just got around to it last night. The table is made of two pieces of 1/2” MDF toped off with formica, that was in the garage when I moved into the house. Now I just have to come up with a good fence design.

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hairy

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#1 posted 07-21-2009 03:43 PM

Good work, Jamie! I’m gonna do that, one of these days. I have to, I’m tired of saying I’m gonna do it.

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#2 posted 07-21-2009 03:46 PM

Good use of MDF,, and that is the only use for it. Stable surfaces for jigs and sleds and tables.

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#3 posted 07-21-2009 03:47 PM

nicely done. I’m going to build something very similar. I have a shop notes plan that shows a fence made of two pieces of 3/4” plywood glued together. There are two dadoes cut in the boards to accept a bolt for the t-track. PM me your email and I’m happy to send it to you.

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#4 posted 07-21-2009 03:56 PM

Very nice.

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#5 posted 07-21-2009 03:59 PM

That looks great.

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#6 posted 07-21-2009 03:59 PM

Looks good Jamie nice drill press table

Hey Larry there’s some clean shaven guy impersonating you.

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#7 posted 07-21-2009 04:15 PM

Looks good now all I haft to do is get it in gear and do something similar for mine I like the T-track.

-- David '65

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#8 posted 07-21-2009 04:33 PM

i agree – quite nice. it looks better than my kitchen! also, that removable/replaceable scrap in the center is sweet/key.

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#9 posted 07-21-2009 05:04 PM

VERY NICE JOB SHOW US THE FENCE WHEN YOU GET IT DONE

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#10 posted 07-21-2009 05:04 PM

Looks great——well done

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#11 posted 07-21-2009 06:41 PM

Probably a dumb question, but what indeed is that removable piece for? ie. is it designed specifically for something?

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#12 posted 07-21-2009 06:43 PM

The formica is a nice touch.

For a fence, I’m with Cory … the one from ShopNotes has served me well for a long time.

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#13 posted 07-21-2009 06:43 PM

i’d use it as a sacrificial back to whatever i was drilling as a way to prevent chipout… not sure about jamie :-)

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#14 posted 07-21-2009 07:00 PM

The removable piece is a sacrificial back, like AronK said. Also it can be removed to accommodate a sanding drum.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#15 posted 07-21-2009 07:20 PM

Thanks. Good to remember.

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