Sliding Drill Press Fence Jig

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Project by markswoodcraft posted 687 days ago 2406 views 15 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is an extremely simple and useful jig,
IF your drill press table is square.
the two pieces on the side need to be pressed up against the sides of the table
other wise the jig wont have a nice piston fit and will move when you clamp it.
then it gets clamped in place to the table underneath(see pic 4)
so the clamps are out of the way that you are working

Thanks for looking,

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 687 days ago

Mark, thank you

I have a drill press table on my

Radial Arm Drill press and it has

annoyed me since I built it

This solves my problem.


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#2 posted 687 days ago

KIS keep it simple. I like it. Added to my favorites

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#3 posted 687 days ago

Very Nice, Very Simple. I like it.

A belated welcome!


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#4 posted 687 days ago

AAA+, Mark! Just yesterday I slightly misaligned two end holes for a slot in a jig. I am still annoyed. Won’t happen again. Great post.

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#5 posted 687 days ago

Wow! Now THIS is creative simplicity! Thanks for sharing this, I’m going to whip one up myself.

One question, though… How do you square a round bit to a flat fence? I would think, just like a router table, the fence ends can end up anywhere. If you set the fence using the bit lowered against the workpiece, it won’t matter what angle the fence is in relation to any of the table edges.

I understand how a table with sides that are not parallel might interfere with the fence movement. The simple answer to that is to clamp on one side of the table only.

Great post!

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#6 posted 686 days ago

sir, you are absolutely right, but i wast about to make a 5 degree off 90 fence ha ha.
also, if you had a mortising attachment that would be important
the jig will rise a bit off of the table on one side if only 1 clamp is used
thanks for the comment


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