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Shop Improvements #9: Drill Press Table-Finished

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Blog entry by wolflrv posted 986 days ago 1936 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Drill Press Table-Part 1 Part 9 of Shop Improvements series Part 10: Lumber Sorting, Workbench Shelf and Tablesaw DC Cabinet »

Finally finished my drill press table. Took me just a few hours to do most of it, but spent the last 3 hours working on the crank extension. After two trips to town I finally got it right!

It’s rock solid and the new hold down clamps are working great too!

I can scratch this project off my to-do list finally! I’m gettin’ there!

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at -- http://www.wolfwoodworks.com



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bj383ss

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#1 posted 986 days ago

Looks good Wolf. Are you going to make a fence also?

Bret

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wolflrv

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#2 posted 986 days ago

Thx Bret! Dunno about the fence. I will if I need to, but there’s not much clearance to the rear, so it would be a small one if I do. The hold downs work very well even on 2×4 thick boards, so should do fine with my 3/8” thick wheel stock. I’m going to make a small jig for vertically drilling the axles, which will be clamped with the hold downs, so just don’t know if I need the fence yet. On what applications is a fence really necessary??

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at -- http://www.wolfwoodworks.com

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bj383ss

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#3 posted 986 days ago

Well the main thing I use mine for is to register a jig against and then clamp the jig down with the hold downs. Also if you are drilling referenced holes in the same place on several pieces you can put a stop block on the fence.

Here is a pic of my fence very simple.

Not a great pic I can take one later today of it when I get home from work. If you need the plans for I have them.

Bret

-- http://public.fotki.com/bj383ss/

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 986 days ago

Nice job my friend. I really like how you did the hold downs.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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wolflrv

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#5 posted 985 days ago

Bret..that makes sense. You know though it takes me awhile to see the light at times..LOL! I have enough t-track left, I could make one to add pretty easily. What I’d rather see is a close up of how you have your drill bits done on the wall behind the drill press there. That’s gonna be coming up soon on the to-do list. Still debating wall mount or drawers on the bench by the drill press. I like things put away, when I’m done, it makes cleaning up the sawdust so much easier!

Oh and btw…I did manage to get the drill press table dead-level. All it needed was a couple of thin washers on the front two mounting bolts. That should help the kerf problem on my wheels.

Thx Tim…I’m working hard to get things done in the shop..besides working on actual projects.

-- Handcrafted toys, models & gifts at -- http://www.wolfwoodworks.com

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