|Project by Robsshop||posted 12-27-2010 07:43 AM||10105 views||48 times favorited||12 comments|
This is My take on the shop made DP table. It is constructed of stable materials(MDF,plywood and Masonite). The table can be removed in seconds via two hand screws that lock down to the original table assm. The other features include T-tracks w/hold downs,removable pads at point of drilling,adjustable fence and stop blocks with the outer one having an aluminum rail that is built into the fence and can be adjusted to 36+” in length. The table has made all My drilling ops very accurate and safer and allows me to quickly perform many different tasks on the DP. Well worth the effort in putting one of these together IMO ! Thanks for looking and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
Updated: This is an update on my DP table, I recently designed/built a dust collection system that I installed to deal with the frustrations of managing the constant piles of wood dust/chips gathering around the DP. I use to just secure my DC flex hose at the point of drilling but found that it was always getting in the way and couldn’t catch all of the waste thrown on to the table itself. But now with this type of “dump station” I simply make my drilling operation and then pull the shavings and dust to the troth with the DC running and when done with the project completely I sweep any remains off the DP surface as well. Very little if any winds up on the floor ! To build the troth I basically designed it around an old shop vac floor sweep and used screen from an old Baby Gate to keep larger objects from falling in and then secured it to the DP table. Once again very pleased with its operation and hope it something that works out for anyone interested !.....ROB
-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)