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Blog series by Jon3 updated 06-10-2009 03:55 PM 4 parts 7701 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Drill Press Table Build Begins

06-09-2009 07:03 PM by Jon3 | 1 comment »

One weakness I discovered during my Roubo build was the ability to set up nice clean repeat drilling on my drill press, and the difficulty with workholding. I nearly stopped halfway through to build a drill press table, but decided I just didn’t have the room to stop, so I made do with a lot of bits of scrap wood clamped all over the table and to each other. Now that I’ve put the bench into the field, I decided to scratch this particular itch next. I grabbed a piece of spare...

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Part 2: Over Engineered ZCI

06-10-2009 03:49 PM by Jon3 | 5 comments »

I must warn you, this post gives you a good view into my skewed mind sometimes when it comes to the off the cuff way I approach the design aspects of projects. I bolted down the new table, and then offset it slightly from where I wanted the final position to be. I’m using a round ZCI, so that I can just turn it slightly, without replacing the whole insert. The idea was completely stolen from a nice fellow on Woodnet whose name I cannot currently remember. I loaded up a circle cutt...

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Part 3: Going T-Track Crazy

06-10-2009 03:53 PM by Jon3 | 3 comments »

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 ...

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Part 4: Fencing it in!

06-10-2009 03:55 PM by Jon3 | 6 comments »

I decided I wanted a permanent solid fence for the table, with adjustable stop blocks. I decided to to put on a laminate surface there too, since I still had plenty. I doubled up some more 3/4” MDF, for the fence, and the base, as well as some support blocks to keep that fence a perfect 90 degrees to the table, and to resist any flexing. First I glued on some more laminate, and doubled up the MDF. I then prepared the back section and the support blocks. I’ve actual...

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