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Project by Greg D posted 03-25-2013 08:37 AM 1596 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took this design from a few source’s on YouTube & Shop notes Magazine. I used 1” ply wood wrapped in melamine to start. Adding the Kregtool t tracks for attaching the fence as well as clamping & jigs. I also routed out a circle to insert a replaceable backing plate. This is my first shop jig & can’t wait to create more jigs & projects. I’ll take more pics to up load later.

Thanks Greg

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 11:32 AM

Great job!

You may want to mention to fellow LJ’ers who might want to build this that the replaceable circle should NOT be directly centered under the drill. By placing if off-center, like you did, it allows you to simply rotate the circle to get a fresh surface to drill into.

This is a very fine example of a drill press table – it has every thing needed and then some!

Thanks for sharing!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 03-25-2013 12:08 PM

Nicely done!
Just the right mix of form & function!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Greg D

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 12:53 AM

Thanks gentlemen! One of my next tasks will be adding a mobile base with drawers under it.

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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Jackietreehorn

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 04:27 AM

Man I wish I would’ve thought of the off-center circle… I ended up making a handful of spares and setting them aside… nice work!

-- www.nobleprojects.blogspot.com

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Greg D

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#5 posted 03-27-2013 12:35 AM

Thanks Jackie, when I made this I also hade to make a circle jig for the router. Cut plenty of replacements. Its also funny cause I liked the lift system on your table.

Thanks

Greg

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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Rolry

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 04:00 AM

This is the next project on my list to get done.

-- Rolry

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Sigo

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#7 posted 04-23-2013 08:52 PM

Great table. Planning to build one for my new DP. Would you mind expanding on how you made the backing plate and insert? Thanks.

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Greg D

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#8 posted 04-23-2013 11:02 PM

Sigo, First off thanks for looking and commenting. You need to decide what tool to use. I used my router so I needed to make a circle jig for it.

Decide where to off set the circle. Find the center and set your desired radius on the jig. Route out the circle first then remove the material in the center. For the insert just set up the jig to cut the outside of the radius just cut. It is tricky a little bit. I could’ve gone into more depth of course. It may be easier to do some investing in Lumber Jock’s, Google & YouTube, for router circle jig. You can also do the same thing but square, can still be off set just will be limited to two ends. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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