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Forum topic by dnick posted 02-05-2012 06:53 AM 4341 views 4 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-05-2012 06:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press table drill press fence hold downs drill press table inserts

Nothing really new here. You can turn the inserts end for end to get a new surface. I made the sliding hold down bar for small & odd shaped pieces. I really enjoyed making the hold downs. 2 sizes. Good fun.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 07:01 AM

Nice job !

-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them. So get off your damn High Horse.

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 07:31 AM

Great job. What are the hold downs made from?

I like the addition of the “Sliding Hold Down Bar”. I’ll have to include that in the drill press table/fence I need to make.

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

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 07:47 AM

Very nice. Is there a problem with setting something heavy on the table? If it is off to one side? that is a BIG table.

What sort of work do you do, that requires that fancy a table?

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 07:52 AM

Now that’s what i call a drill press table , all the bells whistles and then some.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-05-2012 09:56 AM

Nice job, looks similar to the harbor freight drill press table I have. I like the hold down. I’ll probably make the same type of hold down for mine. What did you use to slide in the T-track for the hold down? A toilet flange bolt?

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 10:21 PM

The hold downs are made from poplar. They ride in the track, and pivot, on a 6” hex bolt. Didn’t build it for any specific job, just thought if I built one, I should include everything that I had ever wanted on a jig like this. I meant to post this in “Projects”, I wonder if I can move it without downloading it all again ?

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 02-05-2012 10:23 PM

Good looking table.

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#8 posted 02-06-2012 12:23 AM

Nothing can be more simple than a drill press table, but I don’t have one, and I never seem to think of making one, until I’m in the middle of something, that would be more easily done, if I had a nice, adjustable table like this. This is a nice table, with all of the required whistles and bells. Maybe I can use it for some extra inspiration to get one built. Thanks for the post.

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