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    Drill Press "In Close" Hold Downs

    I was wishing for an "in close" hold down for the DP the other day. I thought about how I might make something like this. Then I saw one in an old magazine, did a search online and found one that Glenn made!?! Since the unsuspecting comedian is coming down this weekend I'll snooker him into making me one.

    The supreme effort exhausted his poor little body so he is passed out in the Barcalounger while I write this.

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    Ta-Daa!
    Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 08-09-2015 at 03:03 AM.
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    That will work! I'm sure Glenn will be glad to help

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    Looks like a handy device, although in the particular example you showed, I'd simply use a Quick Grip clamp to hold the piece to the fence. Seems it'd be a much faster setup time.

    That said, I wouldn't pass up any opportunity to have Glenn make jigs for me.
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    The jig is up, Glenn! Looks like it will get the job done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks like a handy device, although in the particular example you showed, I'd simply use a Quick Grip clamp to hold the piece to the fence. Seems it'd be a much faster setup time.
    Yes, that was just a quick prop for the pic. This is for those odd-ball shaped items that don't take to clamping well or are out of reach for your usual holddowns but, still need to be held with something other than your pinkies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    ...so he is passed out in the Barcalounger while I write this. Ta-Daa!
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    That is a great set-up. I simply use a Vise-grip type of thingy on mine. Yours definitely more better.
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