|Project by Ken90712||posted 02-15-2017 09:55 AM||2134 views||6 times favorited||28 comments|
For a while now I’ve wanted to make this table to keep oil from getting on my wood projects as I do metal work as well. I decided to make this out of scraps I had in the shop. Its made of of 2 layers of 3/4 inch maple and trimmed out with Seaple. I made seven 1/4” thick by 3 1/2” dia. inserts. They drop in and can be quickly replaced. I used my Inlay bit set.
The way my metal table mounts on this Delta Drill Press created a challenge as I didn’t want a big box & want to be able to take it off or put it on quickly. My solution was to turn the table over, lay the metal table from the drill press on it and build a frame around it making it snug. Then I drilled four 1 inch holes and epoxied 1 inch rare earth magnets with 14 foot pounds of pull. This thing snaps into place with no movement. I dado-ed the slots in the top for the T tracks.
She comes off very quickly which prevents me from being lazy and doing metal on it. LOL I tend to get in hurry at times. I bought the track at Rockler when on sale for 1/2 off. I had Biesemeyer Fence that came with the drill press already so I used that.
Nothing fancy just a fun weekend project while doing other things that I thought I would share.
As always all comments are welcome.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"