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Project by waxman posted 1544 days ago 3325 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks ago I posted my new drill press table. Not being satisfied with a few details I added the following. First I needed to be able slide past the cutout on the back board so I made a plug with an alignment dowel plus a wooded knob from an old Cholula hot sauce bottle (regular sauce is a light wood, chipotle is a dark wood). I finished the project by installing a t track on the back board and adding a stop block. One photo shows a test run on drilling aligned holes for a future cribbage board, the whole reason for the table to begin with





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Wolffarmer

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#1 posted 1544 days ago

Cholula, good stuff.

Great drill press table. Have a place to store that plug so it wont take a walk when you are not using it?

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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waxman

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#2 posted 1544 days ago

Good point, now I have to mod the design one more time…
Maybe install a magnet in the bottom so I can just slap it onto the side of the drill.

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1544 days ago

I like this, a lot of good thinking went into this super drill press table nice job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1544 days ago

Cholula ~!! Great sauce for sure : ) I’ve often admired their wooden caps while awaiting my breakfast at a local restaurant …LOL ….it’s great on the hash Browns : )
Glad to see that you saved this cap from the landfill and your DP table mods are awesome …a lot of good ideas here . I think your magnet idea would be perfect : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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mafe

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#5 posted 1544 days ago

Hi,
Here are a little idea that will make the operation a lot easier for you.
I’m planning to make this for my own.
http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tips/techniques/drilling-boring/shelf-standard-step-and-repeat-drilling-jig/
And here for the next idea:
http://www.schsons.com/home.php?cat=288
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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waxman

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#6 posted 1544 days ago

Thanks for the tips and web links. Always like to use proven ideas and tweak them to my application.

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gul

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#7 posted 1544 days ago

I have to make one,thanks for the idea!

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NormG

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#8 posted 1544 days ago

Great idea. Will have to try and remember for future use

-- Norman

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Monty Queen

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#9 posted 1543 days ago

Nice job, looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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mcoyfrog

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#10 posted 1495 days ago

Great job, I like the design..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 891 days ago

How is everything working out for you ? Would you change anything about it ? Did you ever “magnetize” the plug ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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