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    drill press & Bandsaw table

    Hi All
    Has anybody got a plan for a simple Drill press or Bandsaw Table? I don't need anything fancy just table with a fence.
    thanks
    Larry

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    I have a very basic table on my saw, I looked, but I did not see a post about it, maybe I missed that one

    I'll take a few shots and post tonight about it.

    It is very basic but works fine.

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    thanks Stuart Does it have a fence ? How does it lock to the Press. I have a Delta 12" table Top model
    LATTY

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    CAN'T EVEN SPELL MY OWN NAME
    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Hibbs View Post
    CAN'T EVEN SPELL MY OWN NAME
    Larry
    That's OK, we's used to it, 'cause Spellin' seems ta be a Genetic thing with guys named "Larry".

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    Larry, although the fence may be fancier than what you're looking for, this thread might give you a few ideas:

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ead.php?t=8090
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

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    I fabbed up my own fence for my Gilliom Bandsaw...you know one of those bandsaws you make from a kit. Anyway I used a fence from an old tablesaw and grafted it onto the bandsaw table. I don't have a picture of it though.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    OK Larry, here you go...........

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    Here is the basic table, I used two 15mm thick pieces of plywood, glued together.

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    Before I glued the two pieces of plywood together, I drilled holes and inserted four bolts, this way I had an easy way to attach the auxiliary table to the steel table on the drill press.

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    Here is the router set I bought from Rockler to make the "T-slots", I've used these many times, a very useful purchase

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    You can see the simple fence I made, and the back side of it, works well, took minutes to make.

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    The sacrificial insert is 10cm x 10cm I drilled the holes on the corners to make it easier to take the insert out.

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    You can rotate the insert to give you a fresh bit to drill into.

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    You can also swing the table a bit to one side to use another fresh space on the insert..............
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    One last pic, I just wanted to mention this, I did not put any finish on the table, I figured this is really a "prototype" so why bother.......... I'll most likely use if for years to come

    I do a fair bit of metal work as well, and instead of removing the table each time I want to drill some steel, and use cutting oil, and to keep the mess at bay, I have a small lid from a cookie tin.........

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    .......simple, easy and cheap, I like it
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Stuart you continue to impress me with your shop capabilities.

    I really like your simple, functional, design and your clever use of a cookie tin lid to capture metal filings. Do you, or have you, thought to stick a magnet on the outside of the tin to help capture the filings; and can be removed when it is time to dump the filings?



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