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Forum topic by toolie posted 06-03-2013 08:43 PM 1237 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-03-2013 08:43 PM

took a little time this weekend and fabricated a small table for a ryobi 12” benchtop drill press. it copies a best tip winner in this month’s shopnotes magazine. i got to try out a milescraft trammel kit i got @ lowes for $15, and curves are one step closer to becoming less of an issue.

3/4” plywood base and fence. both have 1/4” MDF sacrificial fences attached with double sided tape.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.


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#1 posted 06-03-2013 09:04 PM

Looks nice. What is the notch in the middle of the fence for?

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 11:02 PM

That looks like a very functional, quick build. That should serve you well!
I really like the pivoting fence!!! I need to make one of these for my Ryobi benchtop DP.

Rich,
I think the “notch in the middle of the fence” is to allow full depth of quill travel on narrow stock. Just a guess.

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 10:14 AM

Nice job on the table, but I would cut the fence down so it’s only as tall as the middle cutout.

I never understood a tall fence on a drill press table.
Most drilling is done on the flat, so there’s no need for a tall fence. Even with vertical pieces, at most, unless you’re drilling a really tall piece (more than 6”) a 1 1/2” tall fence will work fine. My dp fence is 1” tall and I had no problems drilling the edge of 4 1/2” tall baltic birch squares.

For taller pieces, a taller fence could easily be bolted/double sided taped onto the shorter fence.

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 02:37 AM

I think the “notch in the middle of the fence” is to allow full depth of quill travel on narrow stock. Just a guess.

and it’s a very good, and accurate, guess.

the one thing i forgot to do is make provision for a sacrificial section of the removable mdf top, for when the top gets chewed up over time.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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