Drill Press Table #3: Going T-Track Crazy

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Blog entry by Jon3 posted 06-10-2009 03:53 PM 1883 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First, I grabbed my block plane and smoothing plane, and cleaned up my recent banding addition. It came out quite good looking.

With a recent post to Woodnet pointing out you can get fairly cheap T-Track from McMaster-Carr, and myself in possession of a new Freud LU90M blade, I decided to completely overdo the top with T-track for fence and hold down positions. Whee!

First up, dado up some grooves.

I also decided I wanted my intersections to be nice and neat. No fiddling and moving holdowns. I wanted to go right around corners, so I spent some time mitering nice neat junctions.

And finally, trimmed the ends and filed it smooth to the edges.

And finally, bolted back in place, with a holdown for show.

That’ll do it for today. The fence can wait for tomorrow.

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#1 posted 06-10-2009 04:22 PM

nicely done!

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#2 posted 06-10-2009 10:19 PM

And I thought that I over engineered and over dressed my jigs.. I just love the mitred intersections.. sweet idea.
Exquisitely done so far.

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 01:52 AM

I’ve seen ready made intersections for sale , but your custom made ones are very nice. Great job overall : )

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