|Project by FreddyS||posted 09-29-2011 01:13 AM||4383 views||21 times favorited||8 comments|
Hi everyone, the fence is plywood so I guess is ok to post it here ;)
Right after building my drill press table I noticed I left the t-tracks too far away from the drill chuck, making it difficult to use the hold downs with small wood pieces, I guess a lot of LJ’s have the same problem but won’t tell :D
I knew I had to do something about it, so I waited to have a good enough sized scrap piece around.
Because I had larger hold downs and ran out of t-slot bolts large enough I adapted the design a little:
The fence is 14” x 2” x 3/4” plywood, and went with cap square head bolts instead, just made the slots for the heads deeper(3/16”), the square part in the bolt makes it work like the t-slot bolts, not as smooth though.
As you can see in the photos the mini fence allows you to change the hold downs position easily, and now I can fasten small and big pieces without any hassles.
So there you go, quick fix for small error you may get into when building a drill press table as it is hard to tell if everything will work fine until the table is finished.
-- Learning one thing at a time