Weekend in the shop

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Blog entry by BJODay posted 05-28-2013 03:46 AM 1318 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a good weekend. I spent most of it in the shop working on some jigs for my shop.

I recently purchased a used drill press on CL. It needed some repair. The previous owner had a nice DP table but it was made from an old piece of laminated countertop. It was delaminating and I was afraid to use it for any precise work. So I rebuilt the top out of 3/4 Baltic birch. I also added a fence.

I made an insert for the center so I can replace it if I need to drill through a piece. This was more work than I expected. At first I tried to cut a square hole in a piece of scrap to use as a router template. Well, I measured twice and still got it wrong. So instead of trying to cut another frame, I screwed together some 1×4 pine using a Kreg jig. It was much faster and worked much better.

I also finished a cross cut sled I started a few months ago. I added some T-track and a stop block. It works well but I think if I had a lower profile backstop it would be easier to use.


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#1 posted 05-28-2013 05:38 AM

I too have a couple of jigs I need to finish and I have a few more that I made but haven’t used. I need to get my butt in the shop.

-- Vince

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