Drill Press Adjustable Fence and Hold-downs

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Adam

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Meaning to do this for a couple of years...

Metal plate on the drill press....

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Random piece of MDF. Needs using up. 18mm

Marking an arbitary line to determine the width...

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Marking up the MDF before cutting on the tablesaw

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To add some rigidity adding a skirt on the front. (ash)

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Centre punching for some screws...

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Screwfix twin start screws..

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Cutting some side cheeks to hold it to the table snugly...

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Snapped a screw - luckily managed to get the molegrips on it to extract it...

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Dunno, random clamp shot...

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Never thought how I'd use the handle for lowering and raising the table...

Better sort that out...

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Thats better...

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I've drawn some lines in marker pen at 5cm intevals. Just as a rough guide.

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Routing a 6mm slot..

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Got a sliding fence...

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Adding some hold-downs...

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Little hole for the countersink - thats never had a home before!

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First try out!

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Bit of danish oil...

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Hole to secure it to the table..

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Bit of polish to make the fence glide...

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Keystone

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Adam, that is a nice solution to the undersized DP tables for woodworking. It's one of the handiest thing woodworkers can add to the shop. Much nicer to have a large table on the DP than trying to get by with the OEM tables 8)
 

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Nice one Adam. Made something similiar recently - and it's really changed how much I use the drill press. Thing is I really need a slightly bigger drill press - can't ever get anything underneath my one - especially now I've added the table!
Cheers
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Adam":2h5hqgn7 said:
Bit of danish oil...
Dammit, Adam, I wish you wouldn't spring surprises on us like that... :lol:

Very nice; makes a helluva difference, doesn't it? Just don't skewer yourself on the snail as you go to adjust the height. 8-[

Cheers, Alf
 
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