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    Thanks To All

    I recently joined Family Woodworking and have asked my fair share of new-guy questions and received excellent advice. By way of thanks, here are the first projects completed.

    Since I recently bought a Dewalt planer, the first project was one of Phil Thein's cyclones. He deserves a special thanks for sharing his design - this thing WORKS. While I was test driving the planer, the cyclone collected about five gallons of chips and there was about a half of cup of fines in the vac. This is the car that lives outside when a project is under way in the garage bay. Sheet goods storage in front of the car.

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    Second was a crosscut sled. This really adds to the job-site saw's capabilities, but I'm still looking for a way to squeeze in a larger TS.

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    Used the sled to complete the finish cuts for the drill press auxiliary table. Stole some family member's idea about using the off-set round insert - just rotate it to a fresh spot when it gets beat up.

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    Along in there somewhere I made cube-in-a-cube puzzles for grandkids, no pix of those, they are shipped. The next project is a five drawer, wheeled storage cabinet that fits under the drill press table.

    Again, thanks to everyone for their patience and advice. I'm sure I'll have more questions...

    Tom
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    Wow, you're on a roll, Tom. You'll find each of those projects to be very handy additions to the shop. Shop jigs and fixtures are also a great way to hone your skills or try out new techniques. It appears you've been doing a lot of studying, because all three additions look like they're very nicely built.
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    Good stuff Tom I really like the auxiliary drill press table and need one myself so I am going to use yours as reference when I do make one

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    Way to go Tom.This place is a goldmine of info. Great jigs.
    cheers

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    Drill Press Table

    The basic drill press table plan came from Woodsmith Shop. I modified it with the T-rails and circular insert. They have another table that incorporates provisions for a spindle sander and vacuum.

    http://www.woodsmithshop.com/downloa...presstable.pdf

    Tom

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    Great stuff Tom and thanks for being a member
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Good for you, Tom. You're a great addition to this place.
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    Looking good Tom.

    I really need to redo my drill press table one of these days... Thanks for the reminder!
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    Good stuff Tom. I am still using many items that I put together with tips and tricks from the folks here.
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    - Arthur C. Clarke

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