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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....



Random piece of MDF. Needs using up. 18mm

Marking an arbitary line to determine the width...



Marking up the MDF before cutting on the tablesaw



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



Centre punching for some screws...



Screwfix twin start screws..



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



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



Dunno, random clamp shot...



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

Better sort that out...



Thats better...



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



Routing a 6mm slot..



Got a sliding fence...



Adding some hold-downs...



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



First try out!







Bit of danish oil...





Hole to secure it to the table..



Bit of polish to make the fence glide...



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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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Alf":qm06f6ki said:
Adam":qm06f6ki said:
Bit of danish oil...
Dammit, Adam, I wish you wouldn't spring surprises on us like that... :lol:
Yep, thats me. The adventures type.

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Adam

Very nice accessory to the drill press, something else I think I need to make when time permits.
 
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