Sacrificial table for the drill press

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So I’m getting ready to use my newly restored Drill Press and wouldn’t you know, the first need has me using a spade bit that is larger than the hole on the DP table. WELL! Lord knows I do not wish to mess up the pretty drill nor the ugly spade bit… Ah! a Sacrificial Table is needed. This should only delay the original project by an hour or two!!

Proof for those skeptics out there… yes the bit is bigger that the hole.

Bottom side of the sacrificial table. The frame going around the table top.

Top snugly in place and ready for work.

Needed hole drilled.

First scare into the sacrificial top

And just like the V8 commerials… right after I made the hole I thought… I should have used my hole saw bits! Would have made a nicer hole.

-- Harold

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#1 posted 07-17-2018 12:48 AM

Nice. And of course you remembered the hole saw bits afterward. Murphy works like that.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 07-17-2018 03:17 AM

I always use a piece of scab wood—even—on top of even my drop in; not over wood drillpress table too.

Great idea; you will make a few more of them eventually!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 07-17-2018 03:18 AM

I also never work direct on the metal drill press plate… cool :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 07-17-2018 03:26 AM

Thanks guys.

-- Harold

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#5 posted 07-17-2018 11:30 PM

Hats off to you. At least you thought about it, before the meeting of metal to metal.

As to the thinking of something different, right after doing something, brother you aren’t the first woodworker through that door. Looks like it served it’s purpose well, and thats a win every time, and thats what matters.

Nice job, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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John Smith

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#6 posted 08-15-2018 01:48 PM

Nicely done, Harold !!
I have found over the decades that the adjustable circle cutter
is an invaluable tool to have around. one tool that that can cut
holes of any precise dimension up to 6 inches instead of having
a box full of expensive hole saws, [some that you never use].
yes – it looks dangerous
yes – it can be dangerous
yes – with proper use, it is as safe as any power tool.
best of luck in all your endeavors !!!


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